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Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers
Grades 2 – 12

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept. 15 – Dec. 10
Level 1: 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
Level 2: 5:15 – 6:15 pm.


Dance Classes

Youth Classes

Classes begin the week of Sept. 21.
Classes end the week of Dec. 14.
Mickies & Minnies
Ages 2-4: Thursdays, 11:00 – 11:45 am.
Drop-in’s welcome!

Ages 4-6: Wed. 4:15 – 5:00 pm.
Ages 7-12: Wed. 6:00 – 6:45 pm.

Youth Hip Hop Troupe
Ages 6-12: Wed. 5:00 – 5:45 pm.

Adult Classes

Classes begin the week of Sept. 21.
Classes end the week of Nov. 16.
Beg/Int Tap
Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Adult Hip Hop
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

Tues & Thurs. 12:30 – 1:15 pm.
Sept. 22 – Dec. 17.
Punch cards available.


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Become A Comic Book Artist (Ages 10 – 14)
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm.
Nov. 4 – Dec. 16. No class 11/25.

It’s Sew Easy! Beginning Machine Sewing (Ages 10 – 16)
Thursdays, 5:00 – 6:30 pm.
Nov. 12 – Dec. 10. No class 11/26.

Adult Art Classes

Oil Painting
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
October 29 – December 10.
No class 11/26.

Make A Splash Watercolor
Session #2: Wednesdays,
6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Nov. 4 – Dec 9.
No class 11/25.


Clay Classes

Youth Clay Classes

Mud Treasures
Ages 6-10: Tuesdays, 4:15 – 6:15 pm.
Sept. 22 – Nov. 10.
Punch card option!

Mud Wrestling
Ages 11-15: Thursdays, 4:15 – 6:15 pm.
Sept. 24 – Nov. 12.
Punch card option!

Adult Clay Classes

Creative Clay
Ages 16+: Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Session #2: Nov. 4 – Dec. 9.


In the Gallery

November Galleries

Main Gallery:
Western State Colorado University Department of Art B.A. Senior Student Exhibit – Erin Marano & Ryan Holt

Upper Gallery: Gunnison Arts Center Permanent Collection of Art Exhibit

More information on upcoming exhibits

Call for Artist: Holiday Market 2015
Click HERE for more info.

Upcoming Events

Square_Holiday MarketCALL FOR ARTISTS
Holiday Market Bazaar 2015

December 8 – 24.

Would you like to sell your artwork during the holiday season? The Arts Center is filling the Main Gallery with local hand-made artwork and wants you to join. Artists will set up their work on December 8th. All mediums of art will be accepted. $25 exhibition fee for non-GAC members. $20 for GAC members. Now accepting artist application. Click HERE for an application.

WCBennett_image2First Friday ArtWalk & Music:
W.C. Bennett “City Photography”

December 4th. 5 – 8 pm
Stroll down Main Street of beautiful, historic Gunnison to visit unique galleries featuring a wide variety of art, artists and live music. View artist W.C. Bennett’s exhibit in the upper gallery titled “Portraits From the City.” Check out the High School Art Students Portraits of Presidents in the Main Gallery to get ready for the GAC White House Gala the very next day.

White_House_Gala_Web_squareGALA: The White House

Saturday, December 5.
5:30 – 10:00 pm

Experience the historic glamour of The White House at the Arts Center’s annual Gala Event. As you explore 1600 Pennsylvania Ave, enjoy live music and art as well as a variety of presidential favorite foods. An exciting raffle and extraordinary live auction full of fabulous prizes top off this annual fundraiser. From the Oval Office to the Map Room and Hall of Presidents, be transported to where countless leaders and dignitaries have been entertained. Early Bird Tickets $50 till Dec. 2nd. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

ornament PYOPHoliday Paint Your Own Pottery

December 12. 12:00 – 4:00 pm.
Join us for a special holiday Painting Party in the Clay Studio. You choose a piece of pottery to paint and our instructor will be here to help with techniques and ideas to make your very own amazing work of art you can use or give as gifts. Prices vary from $5 – $45 per piece. No sitting fee. Pottery will be available for pick up one week after the event.

fiddle and bow musicGunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers
Holiday Concert

December 13. 2:00 pm.
The Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers strings group has been working hard all semester and will culminate in a Holiday Concert open to the community on December 13th in the Black Box Theatre. These students have been learning how to read music and how to play their respective instruments (mostly violins) from the ground up. These classes are held at the Gunnison Arts Center and lead by instructors Drew Murdza and Laura Anderson. This concert is free for the community with a suggested donation at the door.

abstract holiday painting picBrush Strokes & Schnapps Art Soiree

December 17. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Using acrylic paints and techniques have fun creating a new and modern holiday inspired painting on canvas while enjoying a tasty selection of Schnapps infused cocktails. You will go home with a finished painting you can call your own. Perfect for that holiday gift you still need… or as a piece to keep for your own décor. Instructor: Molly Darby. $35 includes drinks and supplies. SPECIAL: Sign 4 up for the price of 3! Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register.


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GAC Board Volunteer Survey 2015


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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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