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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

Youth Dance Classes

Teen Hip Hop! (Ages 13 – 18)
Wednesdays, July 8 – August 12.
6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Dance Fusion (Ages 18+)
Tuesdays, June 30 – July 21.
7:30 – 8:30 pm.

Wednesdays, July 8 – 22.
7:00 – 8:00 pm.


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.

Parade Float Extravaganza (Ages 7 – 14)
Monday – Friday, 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
July 6 – 10. Cattlemen’s Day Parade.

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

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

Wednesdays at Western: Single day art courses. Instructor: Gail Sovick
July 8th -
Plein Air Watercolor Workshop, 10-12:30 pm
July 15 -
Pastel Wildflowers, 1-3:30 pm
July 22 -
Watercolor Pencil Landscapes, 10-12:30 pm
July 29 -
Linoleum Cut Print Making, 1-3:30 pm
* Register today by calling 970-943-2885.

Andy Warhol Inspired Portraits in Acrylic
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 9:00 pm.
July 14 – August 4.

Batik Workshop: Prayer Flags
July 24 & 25
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Pastel Portraiture Workshop
Visiting instructor: Vilas Tonape

August 14 & 15
Friday, 6:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 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
Creative Clay: Wheel Throwing & Handbuilding for Adults
Session #2: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
July 22 – August 19.


In the Gallery

July Galleries

Main Gallery: Joe Bob Merritt “Matter Matters”

Upper Gallery: Natasha Logan “Into the Wild”

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

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!

AJ Fullerton picSundays @ 6 featuring:
AJ Fullerton

July 12th, 6 – 8 pm
AJ Fullerton, a young blues/Americana artist from rural Western Colorado, uses a deeply sincere and honest approach to songwriting while drawing inspiration from the road. A super entertaining show, not to miss. FREE!
Click HERE for more info.

Beads & BubblyBeads & Bubbly Art Soiree

July 16th, 6 – 9 pm.
Treat yourself to a night out! Join us for a fun evening learning to craft beautiful beaded jewelry while sipping on alcoholic bubbly drinks. $35 includes all supplies, drinks and apps. Special: Sign 4 up for the price of 3. Instructor: JoDee Costelo. Pre-registration is highly encouraged, space is limited. Click HERE to register.

alive inside posterMonthly Film: ALIVE INSIDE

Friday, July 17th. 7 pm.
The GAC in collaboration with the Crested Butte Film Festival, will be screening ALIVE INSIDE, a joyous cinematic exploration of music’s capacity to reawaken our souls and uncover the deepest parts of our humanity. GAC’s Black Box Theatre. Popcorn and full bar available. Unrated. Documentary. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Admission $10. Get tickets HERE.

squareGunny Grass Festival on South Main

Saturday, July 18th.
Gates open at 3 pm.

Join us for Gunny Grass 2015! Friday night festivities will kick off at 6:30 PM at the I Bar Ranch just east of Gunnison. Then head on in to downtown Gunnison for the After Party at the High Alpine Brewing Company.
On Saturday, we’re taking Gunny Grass downtown for a block party on South Main Street in front of the GAC. Join us starting at 3:00 PM. Visit HERE to see the full weekend line-up and to purchase tickets.

The Drunkard Cast pic“The Drunkard” Summer Melodrama

July 23 – 25 and
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 tickets.


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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 through a Colorado Creates Grant from Colorado Creative Industries

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