Upcoming Classes

Dance Classes

Mickies & Minnies Dance ~ (Ages 2-3)
Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45 am.
Session 1: Sept. 22 – Oct. 20.

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 4-6)
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
Sept. 11 – Dec. 4.

Teen Dance: Hip Hop
Mondays, 6:15 – 7:15 pm.
Oct. 30 – Dec. 11.

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

Line Dance ~ (16+)
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
September 6 – October 4.
Drop-in’s welcome!


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Friday Afternoon Art Start ~ (Ages 2-5)
Fridays, 2:30 – 3:15 pm.
Sept. 22 – Nov. 17.
Drop-in’s available!

Photo Transfer & Kids Wall Art ~ (Ages 9-14)
Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
September 26 – October 24.

Arting Around Art ~ (Ages 6-11)
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
October 2 – November 13.
No class 10/9.

Get Into It! POTTERY
Wednesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
2 day session 10/4 & 10/11.

A Saturday w/ Allan Ivy: Cell Phone Photography (Ages 14-18)
October 21. 10 am – 12:30 pm.

Adult Classes

Pastel Drawing
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Sept. 19 – Nov. 14.
(No class 10/10 & 10/31)
Drop-In’s Welcome!

Yupo Paper & Alcohol Ink Workshop
Saturday, October 7.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm.


Clay Studio Classes

Youth Clay

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 8-12)
Session 1: Thursdays, 4 – 6 pm.
Sept. 14 – Oct. 19.

Adult Clay

Adult Creative Clay ~ (Ages 18+)
Session 1: Tuesdays, 6 – 9 pm.
Sept. 19 – Oct. 24.


In the Gallery

September Galleries

Main Gallery: Cheryl Pettigrew “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” Oil Paintings

Upper Gallery: Permanent Collection Exhibit

More information on upcoming exhibits

Call for Artists: Autumn’s Delight
Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile. Listen! The wind is rising, and the air is wild with leaves. Artists of all ages can submit up to 3 entries of artwork to the fall community open exhibit. All mediums accepted and all work must be ready to hang on the wall. $10/entry or $8/members. Drop-off artwork on 9/29 or 9/30.

Upcoming Events

Moonlight Music Concert Series:
September 28. Doors 7:30, Concert 8 pm.

This Boulder, CO based quintet with musical roots saturated in reggae, funk, jazz, blues, hip-hop, folk and world music, has developed a distinguishable sound of their own. With heart-warming lulls, climactic peaks, and endless stylistic shape–shifting, Intuit delivers a captivating groove that all can enjoy! Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $17/general admission, $15/members & students w/ ID.
Get TICKETS here.

AUDITIONS: The Velveteen Rabbit
October 4 or 5. 6:00 – 7:30 pm.

Calling all community actors! This year’s Holiday Production will be The Velveteen Rabbit, the timeless tale of love and sacrifice as revealed through the story of a small stuffed rabbit given as a gift to a little boy on Christmas morning. All ages and theatre experiences welcome. You only need to attend one night of auditions. Directed by Julia Wilson. This production runs Dec. 7-9 & 14-16.

First Friday ArtWalk & Music
October 6. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Stroll through historic downtown Gunnison for the First Friday tradition. View the Six Points Art Exhibition “Six Points’ Spirit” in the Main Gallery. Artwork will be up for silent auction beginning at 5 pm and closing at 8 pm. Head to the Upper Gallery for the GAC’s annual Open Community Exhibit “Autumn’s Delight”. Listen to live local music and enjoy appetizers and drinks from the bar.

3rd Annual Headwaters Poetry Festival
October 13 – 15.

This festival showcases the poetry of western Colorado and offers an inspiring collection of readings, panel discussions and workshops. The Headwaters festival defines poetry broadly and generously. Speakers and teachers include several who focus more on fiction, creative nonfiction and journalism in their published work, but who also write and enjoy poetry. All writers and readers of poetry, at every level, are welcome. Registration now available!

Moonlight Music Concert Series:
Bruce Hayes
October 18. Doors 7:30, Concert 8 pm.

Bruce Hayes, with special guests, plays a fusion of musical styles that combines acoustic and electric instrumentation with elements of Rock, Bluegrass, Celtic, and R&B music. Collaborating with The String Cheese Incident and Acoustic Junction, Hayes helped define the acoustic jam band sound. He continues this tradition performing original songs and arrangements on Mandolin, Guitar, Dobro, foot board and his latest creation, the Stratobassto. Tickets: $12/general admission, $10/members + students. Get tickets HERE.

Charcoals & Champagne
October 19. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

There is no better combination than art and champagne! For this AND Series, Enid Holden will guide us through an easy and exciting charcoal drawing while enjoying champagne cocktails. At the end you will have a completed drawing to take home and display. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light apps, supplies and instruction. SPECIAL: Sign 4 up for the price of 3. Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register.

Western Swing & Whiskey
October 20. 7:00 – 9:30 pm.

Explore one of Colorado’s hottest dance styles in this exciting Dance AND Series event. Enjoy good company while learning country swing two-step basics and sipping on a selection of refreshing whiskey cocktails. Couples and individuals welcome. GAC Outdoor Courtyard. Instructors: Tyler Lull and Victoria Goedjen. $20/individual, $37/couple includes two drinks, light apps and instruction. Click HERE to register.

Paint Your Own Pottery:
Halloween Ghouls and Goblins

October 21. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Create a spooky keepsake, house decor or gift in this month’s PYOP event. Choose from a fun selection of Halloween inspired pottery and paint away in the Clay Studio. All supplies are included in the price of the item $5 – $45. Pieces will be available for pick up one week after event, shipping options available.

Murder at Skull Manor
A Costumed Murder Mystery Event

October 28. 8:00 pm.

It is time again for the annual Skull Manor Costume Ball! Skull Manor is an old estate in the heart of Spider City known for its captivating architecture, mysterious ambiance and unspeakable history. Rumors of blackmail, thievery, and scandalous controversies have been circulating throughout the town’s grapevines. We all hope everybody can put aside their differences for a night of fun. If not, there may be misfortune on the horizon. This is where your story begins… Join us for a costumed murder mystery event in the historic Gunnison Arts Center. Guest can play a character role or simply attend the mystery event and play along. Complete with a spooky dessert bar, cocktail specials, dancing, and music into the late night. Tickets $25/guest. Register for event HERE.


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.
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


Monday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sundays


Thank you!

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