January – May 2017 schedule of classes & events will be available by December 3rd.

Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes


Dance Classes

The Fall Dance semester begins September 12 running through December 9.


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Adult Classes


Clay Studio Classes

Youth Clay

Mud Puppies ~ (Ages 5-7)
Session #2: Tuesdays,
4:15 – 5:45 pm.
November 1 – December 6.

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 8-15)
Session #2: Wednesdays,
4:00 – 6:00 pm.
November 2 – December 7.

Adult Clay

Creative Clay ~ (Ages 16+)
Session #2: Mondays,
6:00 – 9:00 pm.
November 7 – December 12.


Literary Arts Classes

In the Gallery

December Galleries

Holiday Market Bazaar!
December 6 – 24.
Open during GAC open hours.

This annual Holiday Market Bazzar is back and is one shopping stop that must make your list! The Holiday Market will be featured in both the Main and Upper Galleries beginning on December 6th and open during GAC open hours until December 24th. This Bazaar is full of wonderful and unique handmade gifts and art created by local artists. It’s a gallery wide event featuring various mediums from paintings to pottery and jewelry plus more!

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

square-galaGala 2016: The French Quarter

Saturday, December 3rd.
5:00 – 10:00 pm.

Experience the historic glamour of The French Quarter at the Arts Center’s annual Gala Event. As you explore the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, enjoy live music and art as well as a variety of traditional themed foods. An exciting raffle and extraordinary live auction full of fabulous prizes top off this annual fundraiser. From Jackson Square to Bourbon Street, be transported to the Vieux Carré and enjoy a fun social gathering while supporting your local Arts Center. Early Bird Tickets $50 ~ $60 after November 28th. Get tickets HERE.

alices-christmas-web-squareAlice’s Christmas in Wonderland

December 7 – 10.
Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.
Matinee Dec. 10. Doors 1:30, Curtain 2:00 pm.

On Christmas Eve, Alice receives a disturbing letter from her friend Tiny Tim, who’s working as an elf in Santa’s now Wonderland-based workshop. She decides to skip her family dinner in England and travels “through the looking glass,” whereupon she discovers something is indeed rotten in Wonderland. She meets with her former allies (Hatter, Dodo), enemies (Tweedles Dee and Dum) and unknowables (Caterpillar, Cheshire Cat) and sees first-hand how their circumstances have changed, how Wonderland has become less… wondrous. When one of Alice’s friends is imprisoned by an unjust authority, Alice and her friends step into action. Take the journey with Alice this December in the GAC’s Black Box Theatre. Directed by Brady Snow. Tickets: $15/adults, $12/kids 12- & snrs 60+. $2/ticket discount at the matinee. Get tickets HERE.

holidayPaint Your Own Pottery: Holiday Gifts

Saturday, December 10.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Make the most of this holiday season in this month’s Paint Your Own Pottery event. Our clay studio has brand new holiday themed bisque ware to paint; ornaments, Santa cookie jars, plates, mugs, candle holders and even picture frames! The best gifts are those that are hand made. Pieces will be fired and ready for pick up before the holidays.

clay-shot-glassesClay & Cider AND Series Event

Thursday, December 15. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Join us for an evening of creativity and fun! Learn how to create four hand-built shot glasses with clay while sipping on delicious adult cider (whiskey/schnapps/caramel). Your creation will be a perfect as a gift or to keep for yourself. Work will be fired in our kilns and available prior to the holiday. Max 19 participants. Must pre-register. GAC Clay Studio. Instructor: Sunny Wolfe. $35/person. Sign four up for price of three. Click HERE to register.

cabaret-squareHoliday Cabaret

December 16 & 17.
Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.

The Gunnison Arts Center’s ever popular Cabaret returns this December with a Holiday twist. This family friendly Holiday Cabaret will be a fun evening of song and dance held in the GAC Black Box Theatre. Some of our favorite Christmas characters may even make an appearance. This evening will include a sing-along to your favorite holiday carols. Directed by Enid Holden. Tickets $15/adults, $12/kids 12- & snrs 60+. Get tickets HERE.



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GAC Board Volunteer Survey 2015


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Internship and application info


Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday


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!

Actors, Writers, Singers, Dancers, Painters, Poets, Musicians, Artists, Audiences and YOU make the Gunnison Arts Center.

Thank you!

The Gunnison Arts Center is supported in part by the City of Gunnison and the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley.
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