Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Multicultural Elementary Music Program ~ FREE!
Fridays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
January 13 – May 5.
No class 3/24.

TADA! The Oz Monologues ~
Children’s Theatre Camp

Tues. & Thurs. 4:00 – 6:00 pm.
April 4 – May 11.
Performance May 13.


Dance Classes

Session 1:
January 23 – March 3.
Session 2:
March 27 – May 5.

First Steps Dance Class ~ Ages 2-4
Ballet/Tap Combo ~ Ages 4-6
Ballet/Tap Combo ~ Ages 7-10
Youth Hip Hop Troupe ~ Ages 5-10
Youth Hip Hop Troupe ~ Ages 11-15
Adult Tap Level 1
Adult Tap Level 2
Adult Hip Hop
Buti Yoga


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Arting Around Afterschool Art ~ Ages 6-12
Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
Winter Session: January 23 – March 27.

Lil Ladies Workshop ~ Ages 7+
Fridays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
February 24: Painting
May 12: Henna

Friday Afternoon Art Start ~ Ages 2-5
Fridays, 2:15 – 3:30 pm.
Every Other Friday.
February 3 – May 26.

Youth Painting ~ Ages 8+
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:30 pm.
February 1 – March 15.
No class 3/1.
Drop-in students welcome!

Adult Classes

The Art of Fly Tying
BEGINNING: Session 2:
Wednesdays 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
March 29 – May 3.

INT/ADV: Session 2:
Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
March 30 – May 4.

Wood Working Workshops
Session #2: Bottle Caddy
March 18. 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Register deadline one week before class date.


Clay Studio Classes

Youth Clay

Mud Puppies (Ages 5-7)
Session 1: Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm.
January 24 – February 28.

Mud Makers (Ages 8-15)
Session 1: Mondays, 4:15 – 6:00 pm.
January 23 – February 27.
No class 2/20.

Adult Clay

Beginning Ceramics (16+)
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
January 25 – March 8.
No class 3/1.

Production Pottery (16+)
Tuesdays & Thursdays.
February 14 – March 9.


Literary Arts Classes

The “Craft of Writing” Series
Bi-weekly starting February 15.
Up Next: March 1.
“Creating Vivid Characters”
7:00 – 8:15 pm.

In the Gallery

February Galleries

Main Gallery:
“In Motion” A curated local exhibit relating the viewer to creative movement, motion and dance.

Upper Gallery:
“The Wild Horse” A GAC Permanent Collection Exhibit

out of this world call for artists web squareCall for Artists: “Out of This World” Community Open Fashion and Art Show
Artists may submit up to 3 outfits and/or wall art. Submissions due 4/27 or 4/28. $10/entry or $8/member.

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Documentary Shorts4th Friday Film Series: “Oscar Nominated Documentary Shorts”
February 24. Doors 6:30, Film 7:00 pm.

In coordination with the Crested Butte Film Festival, the GAC presents the Oscar-Nominated Short Films program; the very best short films from around the world. This month, the GAC will feature the documentary version on Friday, February 24th. A perennial hit with audiences around the world, don’t miss this year’s selection of shorts. The Academy Awards take place Sunday, Feb. 26. Admission is $10 – tickets are available pre-purchase. Hot popcorn and full bar available. Get tickets HERE.

car-with-luggage-imageSonofaGunn 2017:
“National Buffoon’s Staycation”

March 2 – 4 & 9 – 11.
Doors open 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.
Dinner & Show on Sat. 3/11 at 6:00 pm.

The joys of taking a picture perfect family vacation… the wide open road, new adventures, and family togetherness… What could go wrong? Come find out and enjoy the annual SonofaGunn production of National Buffoon’s Staycation. Watch Lark Growsbald and his wacky family run into many surprising obstacles. Oh, the places they will TRY to go… Be sure to get your tickets early for this funny GAC fundraiser. Directed by Shelly Pierson. Tickets: $20 Thursday Nights, $25 Friday & Saturday Nights. Join us for a Dinner & Play night on closing night provided by The Blue Table Restaurant beginning at 6 pm. Tickets $43 includes play ticket and dinner. Get tickets HERE.

paint-your-own-logo-copyPaint Your Own Pottery
March 3. 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Join us for this month’s Paint Your Own Pottery session. Make the most of the ArtWalk nights and head back to your Clay Studio to pick a piece of blank pottery and paint away. Our staff will be here to help get you started. No sitting fee, just pay for the price of pottery. Pieces are fired in our kiln and available one week later. Learn more HERE.

jodie-bliss-dsc_0666First Friday Art Walk & Music
March 3. 5:00 – 7:30 pm.

Join the community on the First Friday’s of the month for a great experience. This month at the GAC, the Main Gallery will feature Jodie Bliss, owner of Bliss Studio & gallery in Monument, Co exhibiting “Iron & Lace,” a 3D exhibit exploring the celebration of strong women with iron and glass sculptures. Stroll to the Upper Gallery to view long time local, Jennie Noreen’s exhibit of “Colorado Native Birds and Fish” colorful screen-prints. Learn more about these two exhibits HERE.

production-pottery-2Clay & Chardonnay AND Series Event
March 16. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Come get dirty for this month’s AND Series Event! Pull up a stool, grab a glass of wine, some clay and join us for a unique evening of ceramics and socializing. If you’ve never experienced clay before, this a fun and easy way to get acquainted with ceramic arts. Projects will be kiln fired and available for pick up two weeks after the event. $40/person includes all supplies, two drinks, light apps and fun! SPECIAL: Sigh 4 up for price of 3. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Lynn Cudlip. Pre-register HERE.

leprechaun3St. Patrick’s Day Variety Show
March 17. Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day… unleash your inner Leprechaun with this one-of-a-kind, fun filled evening of Irish song, theater, dance and don’t forget the green beer! Filled with acts from your local favorite celebrities, this show is family friendly and is fun for everyone. One night only on St. Patrick’s Day Friday, March 17th. Doors open at 7, Curtain 7:30 pm. GAC Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $15/adults, $12/kids, snrs, members. Get tickets HERE.



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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 by the City of Gunnison and the Community Foundation of the Gunnison Valley.
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