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Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Sing, Move & Learn Music Series ~
(Ages 6 mo – 5 yrs)

Mondays, 10:15 – 11:00 am.
February 22 – April 18.

TADA! The Reluctant Dragon ~ (Ages 7-15)
A Children’s Theatre Intensive

Mon. Wed. & Sat.
March 28 – April 23.


Dance Classes

Youth/Teen Classes

These classes are available to drop-in this semester!
Classes begin the week of Jan. 18th
Classes end the week of April 18th

Ballet ~ (Ages 4-6)
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 pm.
No class 2/15.

Ballet ~ (Ages 7-12)
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 5:30 pm.

Youth Hip Hop Troupe
Ages 6-12: Wed. 6:15 – 7:00 pm.

Adult Classes ~ (Ages 16+)

These classes are available to drop-in this semester!
Classes begin the week of Jan. 18th
Classes end the week of April 18th

Adult Tap
Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm. Beginning.
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm. Intermediate.

Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.

Aerial Dance – Slings
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Jan. 19 – Feb. 9

Aerial Dance – Hoop
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Feb. 23 – March 15.

Country Swing
Fridays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Jan. 22 – Feb 19.
Drop-in students welcome!

Blues Dance
Fridays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
Feb. 26 – March 18.

Tues & Thurs. 12:15 – 1:00 pm.
Wed. 5:30 – 6:15 pm.
January 5 – April 28.
Punch cards available and may be shared!


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Arting Around (Ages 5 – 11)
Thursdays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
January 21 – March 17
Drop-in students welcome!

Kids Art Camp! 50’s Diner Art
Tuesday, February 16th.
12:30 – 4:00 pm.

Adult Art Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor
Session #1: Thursdays,
6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Jan. 28 – March 3

Up-Cycled Resin Jewelry Workshop
Sat. Feb. 20.
9:30 am – 12:00 pm.

Spring Inspired Mixed Media Art
Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:00 pm.
March 8 – April 19.
No class 3/22.


Clay Classes

Youth Clay Classes

Mud Wrestling: Sculpture & Wheel With Clay
Ages 11-15: Thursdays, 4:15 – 6:15 pm.
Session #1:
January 21 – February 25

Adult Clay Classes

Clay Hand Building Workshop
Sundays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
February 21 – March 13

Creative Clay ~ (Ages 16+)
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Session #2: March 2 – April 6.
No class 3/23.


In the Gallery

February 2016 Galleries

Main Gallery: Western State Colorado University Art Department B.F.A. Senior Student Exhibit

Upper Gallery: Molly E. Darby “Transfigure”

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

PYOP V dayPaint Your Own Pottery
Valentine’s Day Love

February 13th. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Join us for this month’s Paint Your Own Pottery Event! Paint that perfect gift for that perfect someone. Or bring your special someone in for a creative date. You choose the piece of pottery to paint. Prices vary $5 – $45. No sitting fee. Pieces will be fired in our kiln and ready for pick up one week after.

50's kids art campKid’s Art Camp: 50’s Diner Art

February 16th. 12:30 – 4:00 pm
Have a groovy time making awesome 50’s themed art projects on a real vinal record and learn how to make root beer floats! Then get your dance on while we teach you how to do the hand jive! Ages 5-12. $35/student includes a small snack, beverage, and art supplies. $20 additional sibling. Instructor: Emily Cardile. Click HERE to pre-register (required.)

hand built mugClay & Cocktails Art Soiree

February 18. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Join us for an evening of creativity and fun! Learn how to create a hand-built clay project in our Clay Studio while sipping on delicious cocktails. Perfect to give away as gifts or as a piece to add to your own kitchen. Work will be fired in the kiln and ready for pick up 2 weeks after event. $35/student. Special: Sign 4 up for the price of 3! Instructor: Sheila Anderson. Click HERE to register. Pre-registration is required.

reading series web squareHeadwaters Poetry Festival:
Reading Series

February 19. 6:30 pm.
The Gunnison Arts Center and the Headwaters Poetry Festival presents its first Reading Series event of the 2016 season, featuring local writers Alissa Johnson and Karen Hausdoerffer, along with visiting poet and Colorado Mesa University Professor Jennifer Hancock. General admission is $10. Students: $5. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

oscars - square picMonthly Film: Oscar Shorts

February 20. Doors 6:30, Film 7 pm.
The Gunnison Arts Center in coordination with the Crested Butte Film Festival presents a special evening of Oscar nominated films. See the best, short narrative films from around the world as selected by the Academy members. Then, watch on Sunday, February 28 to see which film wins the coveted Oscar. These films are short, fun, daring, and comedic. Running time: 112 minutes. These films have not been rated. Admission $10. Popcorn and full bar available. Click HERE for tickets.

Mid-Winter web square copyMid-Winter Jazz Soiree

February 26. Doors 5:30pm.
Gunnison Friends of the Library have teamed up with the Gunnison Arts Center to bring you A Mid-Winter Jazz Soiree in the Gunnison Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre. The event features the musical talents of singers Issa Forrest and Ron Earl, accompanied by pianist David J. Rothman, performing classics from the American songbook, Broadway, jazz and beyond. The event takes place February 26th beginning at 5:30pm and will include appetizers, a cash bar and a silent auction. Proceeds support the Friends of the Library and the Gunnison Arts Center. Tickets are $20 or $18 for members of either organization. Click HERE to buy your tickets online, call 970-641-4029, or come by 102 S. Main St.

square27th SonofaGunn: “Gunnigan’s Island”

March 3-5 & 10-12
Doors 7:00, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Watch Gunnigan and the Skipper, too, along with the rest of the quirky castaways deal with trying to get back to civilization after being stranded on a “deserted island”. Join us in laughing at the silly events that happen in the Gunnison Valley, while benefiting the GAC’s yearly theatrical fundraiser. Locally written, directed and performed by your friends and neighbors. Directed by Shelly Pierson. Tickets $20 Thursday nights, $25 Friday and Saturday nights. Get your’s before they sell out! Click HERE to purchase tickets.


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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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