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Click here to view the summer calendar May through August.


Dance Studio

Youth Classes

Art n’ Dance
Fridays, June 15 – August 10.
Ages 2-3: 9:00 – 9:45 am.
Ages 4-6: 10:00 – 10:45 am.

Adult Classes

Adult Jazz Dance Workshop
Saturday, June 23.
10:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Zumba with Barron!
Mondays, 1:30 – 2:15 pm.
$10/drop-in, pay each class.


Arts Studios

Youth Classes

Art n’ Dance
Fridays, June 15 – August 10.
Ages 2-3: 9:00 – 9:45 am.
Ages 4-6: 10:00 – 10:45 am.

Kids Plein Air Watercolor
Single Day Classes Ages 11-16

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
June 16, July 21, August 4.

ArtVentures Youth Camp ~ Ages 9-12
Monday – Wednesday, June 18 – 20.
1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Digital Animation Camp ~ Ages 12-18
Monday – Friday, June 25 – 29.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Adult Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor (Intermediate/Advanced)
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
June 6 – July 18.
(No class 7/4)

Plein Air Watercolor – Single Day Classes
Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
June 9, July 14, August 11.

Sweet Shots: Photography for Parents
Wednesdays, June 20 & 27.
4:00 – 6:00 pm.

Water & Wax Pastel Wildflowers
Wednesday, June 27.
9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
WSCU Extended Studies Registration (CRN 15634)


Clay Studio

Youth Clay

Clay Camps!
Mud Puppies Camp ~ Ages 5-8

July, 24 – 27.
1:00 – 2:30 pm.

Mud Makers Camp ~ Ages 8-16
July, 24 – 27.
3:30 – 5:30 pm.

Adult Clay

Intro to Wheel Throwing: Single-day classes
Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
June 4, July 2, August 6.

Open Throwing Sessions
Every other Friday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
June 22, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17, and/or August 31.


Music/Theatre Studios

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp
August 6 – 11.
10:00 am – 2:30 pm.


Literary Arts


In the Gallery:
June 1 – 30

Main Gallery: “A Splash of Colorado”
A juried exhibit presented by Colorado Watercolor Society

Upper Gallery: Pastel & Charcoal Drawings by Gail Sovick

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Mixed Media & Margs
Thursday, June 21. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Celebrate Colorado’s natural beauty in this month’s AND Series event. Using easy mixed media techniques and finding inspiration in wildflowers, we will create fun and unique pieces of art while enjoying tasty snacks and margaritas. Bring a friend! You will go home with a set of finished tiny canvas artworks. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light apps and instruction. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: JoDee Costello. Sponsored by: Wet Grocer Liquor Store. Click HERE to register.

Policulture @ River Fest Block Party
Saturday, June 23. 5:30 – 10:00 pm.
Head to the GAC after the Gunnison River Fest to the first block of South Main Street for live music featuring opening band COAL CREEK CONNECTION and original mountain reggae headliner POLICULTURE. This free event offers River Fest events, food from the new Barnyard Bar & Grill, a photo booth and a full bar including an Upslope Brewery beer garden. Live music begins at 5:30 pm. This event is family friendly and is brought to you by the Gunnison Arts Center made possibly by an Economic Development Grant from The City of Gunnison. FREE.

Sundays @ 6 FREE Music:
Lipbone Redding
Sunday, June 24. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Join us under the big trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Avenue and Teller Street every Sunday evening through August 12th for free live music and community, family fun. LIPBONE REDDING has taken his singular vocal instrumental style to a whole new level!… By playing guitar and producing all of the instrument sounds while simultaneously singing and storytelling without the use of a loop pedal. Brought to you by the Gunnison Arts Center. Full Sundays @ 6 Schedule.

“Sugar & Spice, Naughty & Nice”

Friday & Saturday, June 29 & 30.
Doors 7:30, Curtain 8:00 pm.

Get yourself a cocktail and settle in for an evening of song and dance – ranging from spicy to sweet, naughty to very nice – in a cabaret setting. You’ll laugh and love this locally produced talent held in the GAC Dance Studio, cabaret style! Directed by Enid Holden, Accompaniment by Julia Wilson, MC by William Spicer. Appropriate for ages 18+. Tickets: $20/person. Click HERE for tickets.

Paint Your Own Pottery
Every Friday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
June 8 – September 7.

Create a special keepsake or gift! Choose from a selection of blank pottery and our staff will get you started on the glazing process. Pieces will be fired in our kilns and available for pick-up one week after you create. Shipping options are available. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Prices range $5-$50/piece and you only pay for the piece of pottery you paint. Call 970-641-4029 for more info, or to set up your own private event.

FILM: Survivors Guide to Prison
Saturday, July 7. 6:00 pm.
You’re more likely to go to prison in the United States than any other country in the world, so in the unfortunate case it happens to you, this is the SURVIVORS GUIDE TO PRISON. Narrated by Academy Award® winner Susan Sarandon, the nonstop film chronicles the stories of two men who spent decades behind bars for murders they did not commit. With additional narration by activist celebrities who are joining forces to change this broken system, the Survivors Guide exposes a failed punishment model. Gripping testimony from inmates, guards, staff, police, analysts, lawyers and reformers lend further credibility as documentarian Matthew Cooke examines the system cell by cell and by contrast, the dramatic programs proven to work. A Q&A discussion with special guest will follow the film. Appropriate for ages 16+. Tickets: $10/adults, $7/snrs(60+), members.


The Gunnison Arts Center invites you to experience the arts in the Gunnison Valley!

Clapping, Singing, Dancing, Doodling, Dabbling, Strumming, Drumming, Sketching, Painting, Crafting, Throwing, Drafting & Laughing are all VIGOROUSLY encouraged here!


Support the Gunnison Arts Center, enjoy the beauty and benefits
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The Gunnison Arts Center is supported in part by the City of Gunnison, the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley, and Colorado Creative Industries.
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The Board of Directors of the Gunnison Arts Center is looking for volunteers to serve on the Board or to provide other support for GAC functions. Complete and submit this survey to be considered.
GAC Board Volunteer Survey 2018


Earn WSCU credit and gain real-world experience while working with and supporting your community Arts Center.
Internship and application info

summer hours:

Monday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sundays


Thank you!