Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes


Dance Classes

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


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Arting Around Afterschool Art
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
September 19 – November 14.
Ages 5 – 11.
Drop-in’s welcome!

Friday Afternoon Art Start
Fridays, 2:30 – 3:15 pm.
September 23 – November 18.
Ages 2 – 5.
Drop-in’s welcome!

Adult Classes

Discover Drawing: WSCU Extended Studies Course
Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
September 19 – November 14.
No class 10/31.
Drop-in students welcome!
Register through ES HERE.

Getting Loose Painting Workshops
November 13. Holiday Theme.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Make A Splash Watercolor: Intermediate
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
October 26 – December 7.
No class 11/23.

Charcoal Drawing
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
November 8 – December 6.
No class 11/22.

It’s Sew Easy! Beginning Machine Sewing
Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
November 12 – December 10.
No class 11/26.

Yupo Paper & Alcohol Ink Workshop
Saturday, November 19.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm.


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

The Productive Creative Writer
Saturday, November 19.
10:00 – 11:15 am.

In the Gallery

October Galleries

Main Gallery: Six Points Fall Fest Superstarz Art Show & Silent Auction

Upper Gallery: Open Community Exhibition “Glow Show”

More information on upcoming exhibits

Call for Artists

The GAC is now accepting applications to exhibit work in the Main & Upper Galleries for 2017. Click HERE for more info.

Upcoming Events

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Halloween Old Time Radio Theatre

Frankenstein + Spider + Death Robbery
October 28-29. Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.
Be afraid. Be very afraid. On Halloween we unleash the monster of monsters in the Black Box Theatre. You may just find that there’s little difference between one who attempts to create life and the creature that results in Mary Shelly’s story of Frankenstein’s monster, plus a giant spider the size of a horse and even a mad scientist’s reincarnated wife! Turn Back the Dial presents all three plays in the intensely personal reader’s theatre style. You will be afraid. Very afraid! Tickets: $15/adults, $12/kids (12-) & snrs (60+). Get tickets HERE.

Double ShotStitches & Shots

Thursday, November 3. 6:30 – 9:00 pm.
GAC has joined forces with Double Shot Cyclery to provide Stitches and Shots, a cross-stitch and coffee event! Meet at Double Shot at 222 N. Main Street where we will learn the craft of cross stitch. We will start simple designs & monograms while sipping spiked coffee or other warm fall drinks. Beer and wine are available for purchase. Space is limited to 16. Instructor: Dollie Waters. $35/person includes 2 drinks and all supplies. Click HERE to pre-register.

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Friday, November 4. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Join the Gunnison community and help kick off the Winter ArtWalk season this November 4th. The Main Gallery at the GAC will feature two Western graduating B.F.A. senior art students printmaking exhibits by Austin Searle and Bryan Clocker. The Upper Gallery will feature an all Western student collegiate art show, curated by senior and master art students.

x354-q80Clay & Cocoa Family AND Series Event

Sunday, November 6. 1:00 – 3:30 pm.
Join us for this fun family AND Series event open to all ages! Sip on hot cocoa and enjoy tasty treats while crafting your very own hand-made decorative mug out of clay to use during the cold winter months. This is a great activity for a parent or mentor and child to do together. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Pieces will be kiln fired and available for pick up one week after the event. $35/adult & child. $15/additional person. Instructor: Christa (Sunny) Wolfe. Click HERE to register.

TESLA_screening_posterThe Tesla Files: Screening and Table Reading

Friday, November 11. 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
Join us in the GAC’s Black Box Theater for the local premier screening of The Tesla Files, written and directed by Alan Wartes. This short film will be followed by a table reading of a new script by Alan Wartes. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission $10 in advanced, $15 at the door. Click HERE to pre-purchase tickets.

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Saturday, November 12.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Have fun in this month’s Paint Your Own Pottery event. Our clay studio has brand new holiday themed bisque ware to paint; pumpkins, fall leaves, ornaments, Santa cookie jars and even picture frames! Get started on your holiday gift making early! Pieces will be fired and ready for pick up one week after the event.

Bren Corn 1Canvas & Cocktails

Thursday, November 17. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Looking for a unique experience in a fun and relaxed environment including wine, food, and a little creativity? Then this is perfect for you! Join our new visiting shop artist for a step by step instruction to complete your own masterpiece. Using acrylic paints on canvas, we will use layers to create your own one-of-a-kind painting. Instructor: Bren Corn. $35/person includes two drinks, light apps and fun! Special: Sign 4 up for the price of 3. Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register.

ROOMMonthly Film: Room

Saturday, November 19. Doors 6:30, Film 7:00 pm.
We invite you to revisit one of the most compelling and controversial films of 2015, Lenny Abrahamson’s Room – the film that earned Brie Larson an Academy Award for Best Actress. Larson stars as a mother held captive for seven years who tries to “normalize” the surroundings for her 5-year-old son – while also plotting his escape. Both highly suspenseful and deeply emotional, Room is a unique and touching exploration of the boundless love between a mother and her child – one that ultimately brings them face-to-face with what may turn out to be the scariest thing yet: the real world. Running time 118 minutes. Admission $10. Popcorn and full bar available. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

square-galaGala 2016: The French Quarter

Saturday, December 3rd.
5:30 – 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.



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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 2015


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


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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