Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Multicultural Elementary Music Program ~ FREE!
Fridays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
January 13 – May 5.
No class 3/24.

Marimba Workshop ~ (Ages 10 – Adult)
Saturday, June 3.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm.

Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers Summer Program
Tuesdays, June 13 – August 15.
Int. Level: 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Adv. Level: 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp
Jack and the Beanstalk

Mon. – Sat. August 7 – 12.
10:00 am – 2:30 pm.


Dance Classes

Session 2:
March 27 – May 5.

First Steps Dance Class ~ Ages 2-4
Ballet/Tap Combo ~ Ages 4-6
Ballet/Tap Combo ~ Ages 7-10
Youth Hip Hop Troupe ~ Ages 5-10
Youth Hip Hop Troupe ~ Ages 11-15
Adult Tap Level 2
Buti Yoga


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Lil Ladies Workshop ~ Ages 7+
Fridays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
May 12: Henna

Friday Afternoon Art Start ~ Ages 2-5
Fridays, 2:15 – 3:30 pm.
Every Other Friday.
February 3 – May 26.

Adult Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor
Int/Adv: May 1 – June 12.
6:00 – 8:30 pm.

The Art of Fly Tying
Session 2:
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
March 29 – May 3.

Charcoal Drawing
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
May 2 – 30.

Yupo Paper & Alcohol Ink Card Making
Saturday, May 13.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm.


Clay Studio Classes

Youth Clay

Mud Masters Hand Building
Fridays, June 16 – 30.
Ages 5-10: 9-10:15 am.
Ages 11-15: 12-1:30 pm.

Adult Clay

Functional Pottery – SINGLE DAY CLASSES
Wednesdays, June 14 – August 9.
1:00 – 4:00 pm.


Literary Arts Classes

Writer’s Master Class: Write to be Read
Saturday, June 10.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm. (1 hr. lunch)

In the Gallery

April Galleries

Main Gallery:
“Out of this World” Fashion & Art Community Show

Upper Gallery:
“End of the Line” Watercolor Exhibit by Karen Hill

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

singers web squareArts Center Singers: AUDITIONS
May 1 or 8.
6-7pm/Women. 7-8pm/Men.

Passionate singers sought! If the arts feed the soul, then music warms the heart. Community choral music returns to the Valley with the formation of the Arts Center Singers. Audition are either May 1st or May 8th, 6-7 pm for women & 7-8 pm for men. The choir will be under the direction of Alicia Belgiovane. Singers of all voice parts (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass) are invited to audition with a passion to share in choral singing. The audition will consist of melodic and rhythmic sight-reading, aural recall, and an a cappella performance of “America the Beautiful.” Learn MORE here.

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Wednesday, May 3.
Doors 7, concert 7:30 pm.

The Black Lillies are a band for the ages: rich, rootsy tunes performed with as much heart as technical virtuosity. If you ask them, they’ll tell you they play “Tennessee music” – combining strains of wampy Memphis soul and blues with Nashville’s classic country and East Tennessee’s traditional Appalachian style – while Rolling Stone describes it as “country music with a soul-rock infusion. Presented by the Gunnison Country Times. GAC Black Box Theatre. $20/advanced tickets, $25/at the door. Get tickets HERE.

splash-w-fliesFirst Friday ArtWalk & Music
Friday, May 5.
5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Join the community this Friday to kick the summer season off right. View the GAC’s annual Open Community Exhibit “Out of this World” featuring avant guard fashion designs and visual art. Head to the Upper Gallery for an exhibit by Karen Hill “End of the Line” featuring watercolor paintings of fly fishing, fly ties and fish. Live acoustic Americana roots by Dave Pinkerton and Mark Fonken.

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Friday, May 5.
5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Make the most of the ArtWalk evening and join us in our Clay Studio for Paint Your Own Pottery! Choose from a selection of bisque-ware and tons of glaze and design options. Our staff will be there to help make your ideas come to life. Prices range $5-$50/piece. Pieces will be fired in our kilns and ready for pick up one week later.

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Saturday, May 6.
6:00 – 9:00 pm.

The community will be celebrating and you should be too! Come create a unique piece of art on a pre-assembled wood pallet. Great to give as a gift or make one to keep. Celebrating WSCU and GHS grads, this pallet party will give options to use names, class dates, and school pride colors. No experience necessary. $40 includes all supplies and a great experience learning a new art medium. Cash bar available. Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to sign-up.

IMG_8741Dance Showcase “A Night at the Movies”
Wednesday, May 10.
Doors 5:30, curtain 6:00 pm.

Tap, Ballet, Hip Hop, First Steps and Merengue will take the Black Box Theatre stage with dancers of all ages in this years GAC Dance Showcase. “A Night at the Movies” will feature dance pieces with music from famous movies. Be our Guest and experience the love of dance at the Gunnison Arts Center! Tickets $5. Get tickets HERE.

19-for-melody-kids-music-class-39-value-1-3357802-regularGunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers Spring Concert
Sunday, May 14. 4:00 pm.

Join us in the GAC Black Box Theatre for a performance from the Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddler students. They have been learning their stringed instrument throughout this semester. All levels will perform on stage together bringing you solos, duets and group songs. Doors open at 3:30 pm. Concert begins at 4:00 pm. This is a free concert for the community with a suggested $5 donation at the door.

I Hate Hamlet Image 2AUDITIONS: I Hate Hamlet
May 16 OR 17
6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Auditions for the Gunnison Arts Center’s summer theatre production of I Hate Hamlet will be held on May 16 or 17 from 6 – 8 pm in the Black Box Theatre. Actors will read cold from the script. Seeking six cast; three males and three females over the age of 18. This community theatre production will be directed by William Spicer. I Hate Hamlet, a wildly popular and funny play, will be on stage July 20 -22 and 27 – 29. Call for more info at 970-641-4029.

Square Web EblastWatercolor AND Wine
May 18. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Experience one of our most popular AND series events! We will create a one of a kind watercolor piece while sipping local, Colorado wines. This event is fun for anyone wanting to learn the art of watercolor. Instructor Deirdre Jones will make you feel comfortable by giving step by step instructions to help everyone find their inner artist. Instructor: Deirdre Jones. $40/person. Sign 4 up for price of 3! Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register.


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!


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


Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday


Thank you!

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