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Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Marimba Workshop ~ (Ages 10 – Adult)
Sat. June 4.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers
Group Lessons Every Wednesday
June 15 – August 17.
Brand New & Beg. Students 9:00 – 10:00 am.
Upper Level Students 10:00 – 11:00 am.

Xanadu Performing Arts Company Presents: An Arabian Night. A Children’s Theatre Camp ~ (Ages 5 – 18)
Mon – Fri. June 20 – 25.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.
Sat. Performances at 11 am & 1 pm.


Dance Classes

Youth/Teen Classes

Mickies & Minnies ~ (Ages 2-4)
Thursdays, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm.
June 16 – July 28.

Tumbling ~ (Ages 5-10+)
Tuesdays, 11:15 am – 12:00 pm.
June 14 – July 26.

Youth Aerial Dance – Mixed Apparatus ~ (Ages 7-15)
Tuesdays, 1:30 – 2:30 pm.
June 14 – July 5.

Kids Tap ~ (Ages 7-10+)
Mondays, 5:00 – 6:00 pm.
June 13 – August 15.
(No class July 4 & 11)

Adult Classes ~ (Ages 16+)

Adult Aerial Dance – Mixed Apparatus
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
June 16 – July 7.

Adult Jazz / Hip Hop
Mondays, 6:00 – 7:00 pm.
June 13 – August 15.
No class July 4 & 11.

Blues Dance
Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:30 pm.
July 6 – 27.

Merengue & Salsa
Fridays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
August 12 – 19.

Tues & Thurs. 12:15 – 1:00 pm.
Wed. 5:30 – 6:15 pm.
Ongoing. Punch cards available can be shared!
Summer punch cards begin on June 7th.
Purchase Summer punch cards HERE.


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Digital Animation Camp
Mon – Thurs. June 6 – 9.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Wild Wednesday’s – Art Playshops for Kids
Every Wednesday, June 15 – August 17.
Ages 4-6: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Ages 7-13: 1:30 – 3:00 pm.

Art Start for Toddlers ~ (Ages 2-3 w/ parent)
Tuesdays, 9:00 – 9:45 am.
June 14 – August 16.

Adult Art Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:30 pm.
June 14 – August 9. No class 7/5.
Punch cards available!

Pallet Painting Parties with the Junk N’ Sisters
Party 1: “Western” Theme
for Cattleman’s Days
July 12. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.

Historic Plaster Art
Session #1: June 23.
6:00 – 8:30 pm.


Clay Classes

Summer Youth Clay Camps

Mud Puppies Camp ~ (Ages 4 – 7)
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 – 10:30 am.
Camp #1: June 14 – 17.

Clay Creators Camp:
Sculpture and Hand Building ~
(Ages 8 – 16)

Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Camp #1: June 14 – 17.

Mud Masters Camp: Wheel ~ (Ages 8 – 16)
Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Camp #1: June 14 – 17.

Adult Clay Classes

Exploring Clay Printing
Friday, June 17. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Saturday, June 18. 9:00 – 3:00 pm.

Adult Creative Clay ~ (Ages 16+)
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Session #1: Hand-Building
July 6 – 27.
Session #2: Wheel Throwing – Creature/Animal Mugs
August 3 – 21.


In the Gallery

May Galleries

Main Gallery: Open Community Show – The Four Elements
Fashion Design and Wall Art

Upper Gallery: Spring Bling Jewelry Fair

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

DSC_0170The Four Elements Fashion Runway Show

Friday, May 27th
Doors open 6:30, Show at 7:00 pm.

The Gunnison Arts Center’s annual Fashion Show returns with a bang this Spring! This year’s theme “The Four Elements” will battle to be the most inspiring show yet. Since 2012, the Fashion Show has striven to connect fashion enthusiasts with the opportunity to create fashion designs and 2-dimensional wall art. Join hosts Tim Gunn-ison and Heidi Gloom as models strut down the catwalk in designs inspired by Earth, Water, Fire, and Air. A GAC Fundraiser. Tickets $15/adults, $10/kids (12-) & Snrs (60+). Click here for tickets.

art lectureArt Invitational: Artists Lecture Featuring Beth Marcue, Laura Elm and Matt Burt

Thursday, June 2. 6:00 pm.
Sponsored by Paul and Enid Holden, this invitational is a collaborative effort to provide an accessible community venue and opportunity for talented local artists to exhibit and discuss their artwork. View Beth Marcue’s mixed media and jewelry and Laura Elm’s ceramics and paintings in the Main Gallery. Then head to the Upper Gallery to explore Matt Burt’s photography exhibit. Artists will discuss their works, techniques and inspiration on Thursday, June 2nd. from 6 – 8 pm. Click HERE to learn more about these artists.

June Main GalleryFirst Friday ArtWalk & Music

June 3rd. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Stroll down Main Street of beautiful, historic Gunnison from 5 – 8 pm to visit unique galleries featuring a wide variety of art, artists and musicians. View Beth Marcue and Laura Elm in the Main Gallery. Head to the Upper Gallery for a photography exhibit by Matt Burt. Listen to Marimba Mu Gomo, a local Marimba group, live on the outdoor courtyard stage. Full bar and apps available.

square web eblast African Marimba Music Workshop

June 4th. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Come experience the uplifting music of Zimbabwe in this fun summer workshop taught by local troupe members from Marimba Mu Gomo (Marimba in the Mountains). The instruction will be tailored to all skill-levels. The workshop will be held outside on the GAC courtyard (or inside, depending on weather). Please bring a hat, sunscreen, water, and a snack. The last 15 minutes of the class will be a mini-performance for friends and family. Min. 5, Max. 12 students. Instructors: Barbara Haas, Baily Hosier, Karen Immerso and Bass Marimba. $25/Adults, $20/10-18 year olds. Click here to register.

capitolhirestThe Mike and Ruthy Band Concert

June 9th. Doors 7:00. Show 7:30 pm.
The Gunnison Country Times presents the Mike & Ruthy Band playing at the GAC! Mike + Ruthy are hard touring folk musicians from New York’s Hudson Valley who believe in the transformative power of a great live show. They write top-tier songs, tour with their kids and a peerless five-piece band and perform for audiences worldwide with a charm and on-stage ease that might make you think they’re your new best friends. They have a folk rock hybrid sound (that they’ve taken to calling rural rock) that pays tribute to their mentors while defiantly forging a path that is electrified, youthful and now. These two are staking their ground, making a statement about the relevancy and elasticity of American roots music, and how only the deepest roots can grow the tallest tree. Tickets: $20 Advanced / $30 At The Door. Click HERE for advanced tickets.

lady in blackCabaret: Devilry, Daring & Dangerous

June 10th & 11th.
Doors 7:30, Show 8:00 pm.

Come enjoy a hot summer night featuring dizzy and delicious live entertainment! This summer’s show will incorporate songs, dance, aerial dance feats and more. This adult-only event will showcase costumed and staged cabaret, both saucy and sweet in the intimate setting on the dance studio. Join us for a hilarious evening of adult fun. Cash bar available with light desserts. Tickets $20. Click here for tickets.

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Sundays @ 6: Free Summer Concert Series Begins!

Colony Funk

June 12th. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
The Gunnison Arts Center presents a free summer concert series June 12 – August 14 on Sundays from 6 – 8 pm under the beautiful trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Ave and Teller St. Colony Funk will start the summer off, focusing their energy on the funk sound while teasing into genres that keep the listener’s intrigued and on their feet to boogie! See you all there! Click HERE to view the summer line-up.

Welcome palletWelcome Signs & Sangria
AND Series Event

June 16th. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Join this new fun AND Series Event with the Junk N’ Sisters from Montrose, CO where they turn junk into treasures! Create a “Welcome” sign for your home, office or barn out of pre-assembled recycled wood pallets using creative templates while sipping on homemade refreshing white sangria. Perfect for a warm summer afternoon while being creative with your friends. You will go home with a finished rustic vintage wood sign, ready to hang on your wall. Instructors: Kendra Avila & Dana Rider-Weir. $35/person includes 2 drinks, all supplies and apps. Preregistration is required as supplies are limited. Click HERE to pre-register.

Warren Miller Ocean Tour Film picMonthly Film:
Warren Miller’s Ocean Film Tour

June 18th. Doors 6:30, Film 7:00 pm.
In coordination with the Crested Butte Film Festival the GAC screens monthly films: Adventure. Action. Ocean Life. Set sail on Warren Miller’s Ocean Tour with the best ocean adventures and environmental documentaries on board. 120 minutes packed with the most inspiring stories from the seven seas and the best water sports action of the year. Runtime: 2 hrs. Full Bar and popcorn available. Tickets $15. Click HERE to get tickets.

blues & brewsBlues Dance & Brews

June 24th. 7:00 – 9:30 pm.
Learn how to dance with your partner, yourself, and the music through some fun dips, spins, and tricks. This new dance AND series introduces Blues Dance, a non-formal fusion of group dances deriving from a range of American backgrounds. Enjoy a variety of craft brewed beers while getting your groove on. Open to individuals, couples, friends, or groups– all genders are welcome in any role.
Instructor: Brian Pierson. $20/individual or $35/couple. Includes two drink coupons. Click HERE to register.

Arabian Night PicXanadu Performing Arts Company
An Arabian Night

June 25th. Shows at 11 am & 1 pm.
In this summer’s show, Aladdin, a street rat, is the only person who can enter the cave of wonders and retrieve a magical lamp for the dark Vizier Jafara. He gets trapped in the cave with his sidekick, Abu, and his best friend Anika. Aladdin develops a relationship with the two Genie sisters and uses his wishes to become a prince to chase the affections of Princess Jasmine. When Jafara finally steals the lamp and gets three wishes of her own, Aladdin must rely on his intelligence to trick Jafara and save his friends and the Kingdom! Tickets: $10/Adults, $7/Kids (12-). Click HERE for tickets.

policulture squarePoliculture

River Festival Block Party on South Main

June 25th, 5:00 pm. FREE!
Policulture is a five-piece band from Boulder, Colorado whose music strives to bridge the gap between generations and unite all under one sound. While reggae music began in Jamaica and spread across the globe, Policulture seeks to bring the music full circle with their trademarked style of “Original Mountain Reggae”. This term illustrates Policulture’s perspective and approach to reggae music. Policulture emanates heavy drum and bass with roots rhythm, a melodic horn section, and conscious lyrics. Their message is created to enlighten and music made to move you. This FREE concert will be held right in front of the Gunnison Arts Center on South Main with a full bar, plein air river paintings, a kids art corner, river games, food vendors and more! Click here to learn more about this event.

Local Vocals LogoLocal Vocals Concert

July 22nd. Doors 7:00. Show 7:30 pm.
Experience a one-of-a-kind concert as five local singer-songwriters take the stage to combine their stories, inspiration, music and talent. Sit back in the Arts Center’s unique Black Box Theatre to enjoy a wonderful evening of distinct artistry in our small town. It’s like being invited into the living room of a few of the Valley’s best musical talents. Featuring Chris Coady, Bill Dowell, Missy Chamberlain and more. Concert in the GAC’s Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $15. Click HERE for tickets.


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Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

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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 and the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley.
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