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Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Missoula Children’s Theatre – Rapunzel
(Ages 6 – 18)

Mon – Fri. 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.
August 10 – 15.


Dance Classes


Art Classes

Youth Art Classes
Wild Wednesdays: Art Fusion for Kids
Wednesdays, June 10 – August 5.
Three Age Groups!
Ages 2-3 & 4-6, 9:00 – 10:00 am.
Ages 7-12, 10:30 – 12:00 pm.

Cartoon Cell Camp (Ages 7 – 12)
Tuesday – Friday, 1:00 – 3:00 pm.
July 28 – 31.

Portrait Drawing (Ages 12 – 16)
Tuesdays, August 4 – 25.
2:00 – 3:00 pm.

Adult Art Classes
Make A Splash: Watercolor Class
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
July 9 – July 30.

Pastel Portraiture Workshop
Visiting instructor: Vilas Tonape

** Workshop Canceled
Saturday, August 8th
9:00 am – 3:00 pm


Clay Classes

Youth Clay Classes
Mud Puppies (Ages 4 – 6)
Session #2: Tues. & Thurs., 9:00 – 10:00 am.
July 14 – August 6.

Clay Creators (Ages 7 – 10)
Session #2: Tues. & Thurs., 10:30 – 12:00 pm
July 14 – August 6.

Adult Clay Classes


In the Gallery

July Galleries

Main Gallery: Joe Bob Merritt “Matter Matters”
Joe Bob gallery panorama pic

Upper Gallery: Natasha Logan “Into the Wild”
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More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Cast Photo“The Drunkard” Summer Melodrama

July 30 – August 1.
Doors open 7:30, Curtain at 8 pm.

The tradition continues! Since the early 19th century, melodramatic theatrical presentations have been playing on audience’s emotions by exaggerating characters and plots to extreme levels on stage. The Drunkard is one of the oldest and most popular melodramas ever written. Audiences are captivated by this classic as love battles liquor for the life and soul of the upstanding hero, Edward Middleton. In the end of course, the hero wins out over demon rum and true love triumphs over all. Featuring local talented actors, this fun, family-friendly play is sure to leave you aching with laughter! Tickets: $14/adults, $12/kids & seniors. Click HERE to purchase

The Sisters Sweet picSundays @ 6 featuring:
The Sisters Sweet

August 2nd, 6 – 8 pm
On tour from Fayetteville, Arkansas and rooted in the earthiness of folk, The Sisters Sweet; an award winning trio of sirens, keep it fresh by merging indie influences with funk and blues, reminiscent of Billie Holiday and The Andrew Sisters. Concert held in Legion Park on Virginia and Teller Street. FREE!
Click HERE for more info.

Kipori Woods blues train picFirst Friday Art Walk & Music

Friday, August 7th. 5 – 8 pm.
Join the community for First Friday Art Walk and Music. View Vilas Tonape’s exhibit in the Main Gallery titled “Distinct Impressions”. Then stroll upstairs to view “Tiny Treasures”, a huge selection of local art work on sale for a GAC fundraiser. Listen to live music on the courtyard from Kipori Woods, an award winning blues, funk and jazz soloist from New Orleans.

PaintYourOwn_mainSummer Paint Your Own Pottery!

Every Friday from 1 – 5 pm.
June 5 – August 28.

Join us for walk-in Paint Your Own Pottery sessions every Friday throughout the summer time. You choose the piece and we’ll fire it in our Clay Studio. Prices range $5 – $45. No sitting fee; all instruction and supplies are included in the price of the item. Great for families, friends and out of town visitors!

Tiny treasure logo squareTiny Treasures: A GAC Fundraiser

August 7th, 5 – 8 pm.
Entire month of August

Celebrate the little things in life… Discover over 80 tiny works of art that fit in your budget and on your walls! The Tiny Treasures opening event is August 7th from 5-8 pm during the ArtWalk. This exhibit, featuring more than 30 local artists, shows in the Upper Gallery for the month of August. The art, priced at only $25 each, may be purchased at the opening event and throughout the month and picked up at the end of the month. All proceeds benefit the GAC. In addition to the Tiny Treasures, the event will feature tiny tastes, live tiny gallery concerts, and BIG raffle prizes including tickets to the Telluride Blues and Brues Festival, a full Ouray Get-Away package, film series punch pass and a GAC couple membership!

IMGP99498×10 Play Festival submissions DUE!

August 8th
Submit your 10 minute play entry by August 8th to Sarah at to be accepted into the 8×10 Play Festival this September! Cash prizes will be awarded by audience choice during the Festival! Click HERE to learn more info on submission and play requirements.

Rapunzel Photo SqaureRapunzel
A Missoula Children’s Theatre Production

Sat. August 15.
Performances at 1, 3 and 5 pm.

Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) will visit the Gunnison Valley again this year with a team of directors and everything it takes to put on a play… except the cast. Approximately 45 roles will be cast for local students ages 6 – 18, rehearsed throughout the week and culminate in three performances for the community, friends and family. This year, MCT brings Rapunzel and all the rest of the characters, to tell a silly tale of personal triumph and friendship through the French countryside. Tickets: $10/adults & $7/students (18-). Click HERE to purchase tickets today!

Gail Sovick - Tiny Treasures bird picMixed Media & Margaritas Art Soiree

August 20th, 6 – 9 pm.
Spice up your month with a fun evening of mixed media and margaritas. Learn how to create a fun and unique piece of art using easy collage and mixed media techniques while you enjoy tasty snacks and margaritas. Bring a friend! $35 includes two drinks, supplies and fun! Special: Register 4 for the price of 3! Instructor: Gail Sovick. Click HERE to pre-register. Space is limited.

The Intouchables posterMonthly Film: THE INTOUCHABLES

August 22nd, 7:00 pm.
Join us for a screening of THE INTOUCHABLES, an irreverent, uplifting comedy about friendship, trust and human possibility. Based on a true story of friendship between a handicap millionaire (Francois Cluzet) and his street smart ex-con caretaker (Omar Sy), The Intouchables depicts an unlikely camaraderie rooted in honesty and humor between two individuals who, on the surface, would seem to have nothing in common. Rated R. Comedy/Drama. 1 hr 53. Doors open at 6:30, full bar and popcorn available. Admission: $10. Click HERE to purchase tickets in advance.


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Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sunday & Monday


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The Gunnison Arts Center is supported in part through a Colorado Creates Grant from Colorado Creative Industries

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