Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

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

Buti Yoga
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm.
Punch cards available during class times.

Toddler Art N’ Dance ~
(Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)

Fridays, 9:00 – 9:45 am.
June 16 – August 18.

Preschool Art N’ Dance ~ (Ages 4-6)
Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45 am.
June 16 – August 18.


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Plein Air Watercolor ~ (Ages 11 – 16)
Session 1: Wednesdays, 4:00-5:30 pm.
June 14 – June 28.

Art Fusion Fridays ~ (Ages 7 – 13)
Fridays, June 16 – August 25.
12:30 – 2:00 pm.

Toddler Art N’ Dance ~
(Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)

Fridays, 9:00 – 9:45 am.
June 16 – August 18.

Preschool Art N’ Dance ~ (Ages 4-6)
Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45 am.
June 16 – August 18.

Adult Classes

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

Charcoal Drawing
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
May 9 – June 6.


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 –

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

May Galleries

Main Gallery:

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

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

May 26. Doors 6:30, film 7:00 pm.

The Indians Who Rocked the World uncovers the role of Native Americans in popular music history and culminates on a transcendent note in the present-day battleground of Standing Rock. In coordination with the Crested Butte Film Festival, the GAC presents monthly films. Popcorn and full bar available. Admission $10/person, tickets available for pre-purchase. Documentary. 1 hr 43 min. Get tickets HERE.

FullSizeRender (8) - Patricia AmlinFirst Friday ArtWalk & Music
Friday, June 2. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Join the community and stroll down beautiful Historic Main Street for the main events of the summer. At the GAC, view Patricia Amlin’s “Octo Retrospective” oil paintings from her life. Head to the Upper Gallery for the Bling Jewelry Fair of all local jewelers – you can never have enough bling! Listen to live music on the outdoor courtyard by Marimba Mu Gomo (Marimba in the Mountains), local troupe members from Gunnison and Crested Butte.

Paint Your Own Pottery
Every Friday!
June 9 – September 1. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Gunnison’s local Clay Studio offers Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) sessions every Friday throughout the summer time. Pick blank bisque-ware to paint, choose from an array of glaze colors and our instructor will be there to guide you through your projects. Prices range $5-$50. Shipping options available. Pieces ready for pick up one week after painting.

Line_Dancing_150514-e1431614186330Line Dance & Colorado Beer
Friday, June 9. 7:00-9:30 pm.

If you’ve been wanting to get on the dance floor, here is your chance! Put on your dancing boots and learn a host of moves in this new Dance AND Series event. Crack open a refreshing brew from a selection of Colorado breweries, grab a friend and line up on the dance floor. Event includes two drinks and southern style apps. GAC Outdoor Courtyard. Instructor: Linny Ramundo. $20/person. Click HERE to register!

pen and paper picWriters Master Class: Write to be Read
Saturday, June 10. 9:00am – 3:00pm.

This one-day workshop is perfect for writers with works-in-progress, from memoirs and novels to short stories and essays, who want to grow the quality of their writing. Award-winning writer and WritingStrides founder Alissa Johnson will help you transform your writing so that readers feel like they’re experiencing the stories for themselves. $55/adults, $45/GHS & WSCU students. Click HERE to register!

Ossining + (1)Sundays @ 6 Free Concert Series
June 11. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Marc Berger & Band

Join us under the big trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Ave. and Teller St. for FREE live music. To kick off the summer we have Marc Berger accompanied by his band, known for their dynamic rootsy sound with a collection of story-telling verses about the American West. Free concert series runs every Sunday through August 13th. Full summer line-up HERE.

IMG_3733 (1)Paper & Pino AND Series Event
Thursday, June 15. 6 – 9 pm.

While sipping different pinot’s students will complete two canvases based on paper collage techniques including, cut-outs, torn paper, and origami. By adding paint and various mixed media items to complete the projects creating truly one of a kind, unique pieces. $40/person includes two drinks, light apps, art supplies and fun! Pre-registration is required. Instructor: JoDee Costello. Click HERE to register!

sqaure Reading SeriesHeadwaters Poetry Reading
Friday, June 16. Doors 6, Readings 6:30 pm.

The Headwaters Poetry Festival and the Gunnison Arts Center present the Reading Series of 2017! Local and visiting writers, poets, story tellers and musicians celebrate with the community, the written and spoken/sung word. All ages welcome! GAC Black Box Theatre. Full bar available. More info on featured poets coming soon! Tickets: $10 / WSCU & GHS Students $5. Click HERE for tickets.

mandala necklaceNEW! Beaded Mandalas & Mimosas
Cocktails on the Courtyard AND Series Event
Saturday, June 17. 10 am – 1 pm.

NEW! These morning adult art events will take place on our gorgeous, outdoor courtyard with a cocktail in hand. While enjoying several types of mimosas, students will create a large, brick-stitched beaded circular mandala, necklace centerpiece with matching smaller earrings. Colors from the 4th of July holiday & fireworks will be used for inspiration! $40/person includes two drinks, light apps, art supplies and fun! Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Deirdre Jones. 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.
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Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday


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