Click to view full 2018 Summer Program Catalog

Click here to view the summer calendar May through August.

Upcoming Classes

Dance Studio

Youth Dance

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

Ballet/Tap Combo ~ (Ages 7-11)
Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.

Shorty Hip Hop ~ (Ages 5-8)
Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm.

Baby & Me Dance
Tuesdays, May 22 – June 12.
9:00 – 9:30 am.

Adult Dance

Ballroom Dance
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm.
April 18 – May 23.


Arts Studios

Youth Classes

Discover Drawing ~ (Ages 10-14)
Thursdays, 4:30 – 6:30 pm.
April 19 – May 10.

Henna & Floats: High School Event
Sat. May 26. 5-7 pm.

Adult Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor
Thursdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
March 15 – May 3

Mondays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
April 16 – May 7.

The Art of Fly Tying
Wednesdays, 6:30 – 8:00 pm.
Session #2: May 8 – June 12.

Pallet Party: Spring Time & Welcome Signs
Tuesday, May 29. 6-9 pm.
Pre-register by 5/25.


Clay Studio

Youth Clay

Mud Makers ~ (Ages 8-12)
Session #2: Fridays, 4-6 pm.
April 20 – May 25.

Adult Clay

Creative Clay: Hand-Building & Wheel Throwing
Session #2: Thursdays, 6-9 pm.
April 5 – May 10.

Paper Clay Workshop
Saturday, April 28.
12:00 – 4:00 pm.

Intro to Wheel Throwing: Single-day classes
Monday, May 7.
6:00 – 9:00 pm.


Music Studio


Marimba Workshop (Ages 10+)
Saturday, June 2. 9am – 12pm.

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp
August 6 – 11.
10 am – 2:30 pm.

Literary Arts

Short Stories Workshop
Saturday, May 26.
11:00 am – 3:00 pm.


In the Gallery

Main Gallery: Gunnison High School Senior Excellence Exhibit

Upper Gallery: “Portraits of Home” by Heather McDonough

More information on upcoming exhibits

“Cirque Du Colour” Open Community Art and Fashion Show

Drop-off dates: 4/26 and 4/27. Learn more here.

Upcoming Events

First Friday Art Walk & Music
Friday, May 4. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Join the community for the First Friday Art Walk and Music. Stroll through down-town Gunnison and WSCU Campus to view gallery openings, live artists and music, brews and good food. The GAC Galleries will be opening “Cirque Du Colour” an Open Community Fashion and Art Show featured in the Main Gallery. Head upstairs for “Fish, Flies & Gunnison” by local photographer, painter and fisherman Merne Judson. Listen to live eclectic music by Pete Kadushin all night long! This month will be the first of the summer season featuring new art walk stops.

Out Of The Darkness Concert
Sunday, May 6. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Come celebrate LIFE at the Gunnison Arts Center after the Out of the Darkness Campus Walk. Enjoy live entertainment by Steve Kurtz, Evelyn Roper and favorites 9 Mile including, gallery exhibits, libations and a friendly warm atmosphere. Dancing shoes, open hearts and smiling faces encouraged! Free.

Arts Center Singers Concert
May 11 or 12.
Doors 6:30, concert 7:00 pm.

If the arts feed the soul, then music warms the heart. Community choral music returns to the Valley with the formation of the Art Center Singers. Under the direction of Alicia Belgiovane, the choir consisting of local singers will perform songs that everyone loves to sing. The concerts will be held at the John & Georgie Kincaid Concert Hall in the Quigley Art Building at the University. Purchase tickets through the GAC. Tickets: $12/adults, $10/, snrs (60+), members, $5/students. Get tickets HERE.

Mother’s Day Candle Making Workshop
Saturday, May 12. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Join us this Mother’s Day weekend to make your very own colorful scented soy candle. Please bring a container of your choice or we will have some to choose from. Family Friendly! Instructor: Anna L’Huillier. $60/parent and 1 child, $55.25/member, $15/each additional person. Pre-registration required. Click HERE to register.

Dance Showcase
Saturday, May 12. 3:00 pm.
Join us for an afternoon of fun dance performances. The students will perform ballet, tap and hip hop from their current classes. Black Box Theatre. Doors open half hour before show time. Tickets: $5. Click HERE for tickets.

Canvas & Cocktails
Thursday, May 17. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Grab your friends, co-workers, or make it a date night and join us for an evening of entertaining art instruction while sipping on tasty cocktails. And the best part? You will go home with a unique acrylic painting, artistic confidence, and an acquired new skill. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light apps and instruction. Space is limited, pre-registration & payment is required. Instructor: Gail Sovick. Register HERE.

“Cirque Du Colour”
Runway Fashion Show

Friday, May 18. Show 7:00 pm.
The GAC’s annual Fashion Runway Show returns with a bang! “Cirque Du Colour” will celebrate color and creativity in the Valley. These open community shows give fashion enthusiast and artists the opportunity to create and exhibit their works of art. All outfits will be worn by models and strutted down the runway along with other supporting businesses designs. Complete with a live DJ, exciting MC’s, great prizes and fashion designs that are sure to bring a dash of color into your life!
Tickets: $15/adults, $10/kids 12-, members, snrs 60+. Get tickets HERE.

AUDITIONS: Comedy Is Hard
Tuesday or Wednesday,
May 22 or 23. 6-8 pm.

Auditions for “Comedy is Hard” will be held on May 22 OR 23 from 6 – 8 pm in the GAC Black Box Theatre. You will only need to attend one evening of auditions and short readings will be provided. Click HERE for production dates and play synopsis. More info to come on character roles.

Subject to Change Improv Show
Thursday, May 24.
Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Crested Butte Mountain Theatre’s very own Improv Troupe ‘Subject to Change’ will be gracing the Black Box Theatre for an entirely unscripted comedy show in the format of “Who’s Line Is It Anyway”. The troupe specializes in taking audience suggestions; which can get crazy and adult-themed, and weave them into comedy gold. This one-night show will be in the Black Box Theatre, get your tickets today! Ages 18+. Tickets: $5/person. Click HERE for tickets.


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 2018


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

Closed Saturdays & Sundays


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