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Upcoming Classes

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: The Deer Bus that drops off in front of the Arts Center has now been changed to the Bunny Bus and stops at New York and Main Street. Instructors will be waiting in front of the GAC for your students when the bus gets there. We apologize for any confusion. Please call with any questions.

Theatre Classes

Children’s Theater Intensive –
Ha Ha Halloween Improv Show

*** Formerly the Xanadu Children’s Theater Intensive: Monster Motel ***
Schedule: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays- October 13th – 24th, 4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Performances: Saturday, October 25th at 3:00 p.m.

Music Classes

Youth Strings Program –
Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers

Second Session: Tuesdays & Thursdays, November 11th – December 16th. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers is a group strings program open to students grades 3 through 12 focusing on violin, viola, cello and upright bass. The goal of this program is to create a community youth symphony and fiddlers group in an encouraging, creative and fun environment.

Dance Classes

Youth Dance Classes
Mickies & Minnies Dance Class (Ages 2 – 4)
September 22 – December 1.
Mondays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.
Drop-in for $10 a class!

Adult Dance Classes
Hoop Dance
Saturdays, October 11th, 18th & 25th.
10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

Hip Hop! (Ages 13 – Adult)
September 23 – December 2.
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dance Fusion (Ages 13 – Adult)
September 25 – December 4.
Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Country Swing Dance (Ages 16 – Adult)
September 26 – December 5.
Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Yogalates: Dance Movement Therapy
September 25 – December 4.
Thursdays, 8:15 – 9:15 p.m.


Art Classes

Kids Art Classes
Arting Around: An Exploration of Art Forms (Ages 5 – 10)
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 15 – December 15.

Crazy About Street Arts!
Friday, November 7th 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
We’re taking to the streets – inside! Get messy and creative with paint spinning, have a blast hip hop dancing and even learn how to graffiti letter your own name on a plaque.

Adult Art Classes
Discover Drawing ~
Extended Studies Course #28036

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
October 6 – November 17
Single Sessions offered, pre-registration is required. Call (970) 943-2885.

Andy Warhol Portraits in Acrylic
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
October 23 – November 13.

Synesthesia: A Multi-disciplinary Arts Workshop
Sunday, October 26th
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Feather Jewelry Workshop
Sunday, November 2nd.
2:00 – 5:00 p.m.


Clay Classes

Kids Clay Classes
Kids Wheel Clay Class (Ages 10 – 14)
Second Session: November 5 – December 17 (no class on 11/26).
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Clay Creators Beginners and Beyond Class (Ages 6 – 10)
Second Session: November 3 – December 15.
Mondays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Adult Clay Classes
Creative Clay: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing for All Levels
(Adults and Young Adults Ages 16+)
Second Session: October 29 – November 19.
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In the Gallery

October Exhibitions:

Main Gallery: “Tempus Fugit” – (Time is Fleeting)
Western State Colorado University Art Professors Al Caniff, Tina Butterfield and Chase Hutchinson

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Upper Gallery: “The Scene of the Scene” Scotty Kenton Photography

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More information on upcoming exhibits

Call for Artists:
November is the GAC community open show themed “IMAGINE THIS!” All artists and mediums are welcome. Drop off dates are October 31st, 10am – 6pm & November 1st, 10am – 2 pm. $10/entry or $8/GAC Members. Maximum 3 entries.

Upcoming Events

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Dance ‘AND’ Series Event

Friday, October 24th 6:30 – 8:30 pm
In this new one-of-a-kind AND Series event, local country swing dance instructors Victoria Goedjen and Tyler Lull will explore one of Colorado’s hottest dance styles around. Enjoy good company while learning country swing and sipping on great brews from a Colorado Brewer to be announced! No dance experience is necessary. Couples and individuals are welcome. $20/individual or $35/couple includes beer, apps and dance instruction. Registration is full for this event, please call for more information

danceFall Dance Classes!

The GAC is excited to offer a full dance schedule once again. Whether you are looking to try something new, meet new people or get your little one moving, we have the class for you. All classes are available to anyone from beginner level to an advanced dancer. We have great, affordable prices and even a drop-in option for certain dance classes. Scholarships are available for both adults and youth classes. Click HERE to see our great dance class offerings.

Auditions-SignAuditions for “Another Story”

October 29th & 30th at 6 pm

Everyone is welcome to audition for “Another Story”, the GAC’s winter theater production written and directed by Alan Wartes. Short readings will be provided at the audition and actors are only required to attend one night of auditions. Click here to learn more about specific roles and dates of the performances.

Jacek-Yerka-Paintings-Poland-19First Friday ArtWalk

Friday, November 7th, 5 – 8 pm

Join the community for First Friday Art Walk. Stroll through the main gallery and view works from the community in the November Open Exhibition themed “Imagine This!” Check out the newly renovated art studio spaces and enjoy lots of local creativity.

Almond-Breeze-Hot-Chocolate-780x586-walmart-live-better-September-2014-401x349Cocoa & Clay Family AND Series Event

Sunday, November 9th. 1 – 4 pm.

Bring the whole family to this alcohol-free AND Series event open to all ages! Sip on delicious hot cocoa and craft a hand-made mug just in time for winter. Space is limited to sign up soon! Instructor: Sheila Anderson. $35 for one adult and one child. $10 for every additional child. Click HERE to register.

glass-of-wine-and-green-grapes-by-candlelight-elaine-plesserClay & Chardonnay Art Soiree

Thursday, November 20th 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Join us for a great evening of sipping on Chardonnay while creating a hand-built mug or vase in our Clay Studio. Perfect for that holiday gift you still need or as a piece to keep for your own kitchen. Work will be fired in our kilns and available for pick up one week after the event. Space is limited so sign up soon! $35 Includes all supplies, beverages and light appetizers. Sign 4 people up for the price of 3! Instructor: Sheila Anderson. Click HERE to register.

large_Other-One_web_bob_egyptMonthly Film: “The Other One: The Long Strange Trip of Bob Weir”

Saturday, November 22nd, 7:00 pm.

Bob Weir took his own path to and through super-stardom as rhythm guitarist for The Grateful Dead. Guided by bandmates, contemporaries, followers, family, and of course Weir himself, The Other One is an ambitious look at the counter-culture and music scenes that defined The Dead. In Weir’s distinctively styled words: “You have to see it to see it.” Full bar & popcorn. Tickets $10.


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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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