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Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Beginning Ukulele for Adults
Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
June 28 – August 2.

Sing, Move & Learn Music Series
(Ages 6 mo – 5 yrs w/ Caregiver)

Mondays, 10:00 – 10:45 am.
July 11 – August 8.


Dance Classes

Youth/Teen Classes

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

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

Adult Classes ~ (Ages 16+)

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

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

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.

Tapestry of Tile
Mondays, June 20 – July 25.
Ages 4-7: 4:00 – 5:00 pm.
Ages 8-16: 5:30 – 6:30 pm.

Kids Beginning Watercolor
Thursdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
June 30 – July 28.

Adult Art Classes

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

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

Wednesdays @ Western
Make Your Own Custom Stamp & Card Set

June 29. 1:00 – 4:00 pm.
Pre-register by 6/27 HERE.

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


Clay Classes

Summer Youth Clay Camps

Mud Puppies Camp ~ (Ages 4 – 7)
Tuesday – Friday, 9:00 – 10:30 am.
Camp #2: July 5 – 8.

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

Tuesday – Friday, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Camp #2: July 5 – 8.

Mud Masters Camp: Wheel ~ (Ages 8 – 16)
Tuesday – Friday, 2:00 – 4:00 pm.
Camp #2: July 5 – 8.

Adult Clay Classes

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

June Galleries

Main Gallery: GAC Invitational
Beth Marcue & Laura Elm “Lush and Verdant”

Upper Gallery: GAC Invitational
Matt Burt “Home and Away”

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

PaintYourOwn_mainPaint Your Own Pottery

Every Friday
June 10 – August 26. 1 – 5 pm.

Get creative this summer on Fridays in the GAC’s Clay Studio! Stop in between 1:00 and 5:00 pm to Paint a piece of pottery that will be fired in our kilns. Great for friends, family, vacationers (we can ship!) and even work parties. Our instructor will be here to help get started with ideas and glaze techniques. Pieces of pottery vary $5-$55, all supplies included. Pieces will be ready for pick up 1-2 weeks after painting. Call us for more info.

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.

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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.

two-faces-west1Sundays @ 6: Free Summer Concert Series

Two Faces West

June 26th. 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. – Two Faces West is a Denver-based crankin’ electric rock & blues trio that was founded in the Gunnison Valley. A local favorite not to be missed. The Delish Food truck will also be on site serving up delicious food! See you all there! Click HERE to view the summer line-up.

July Main GalleryFirst Friday ArtWalk & Music

Friday, July 1st. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.
Join the community at Gunnison’s popular First First ArtWalk & Music on July 1st. Stroll through the GAC Galleries, enjoy light apps and listen to live music on the outdoor stage. View the Mountain Air Plein Air Painters Exhibit in the Main Gallery, a group of local plein air enthusiasts. Head to the Upper Gallery to explore Enid Holden’s African Painted Fabric Exhibit titled Carefree Curvature. Len Trujillo will be playing solo classic rock and acoustic guitar on the outdoor stage. Click HERE for more info.

Puppet Poster Thumb Nail copyThe Hole In The Bottom Of The Sea

Thursday, July 7th.
Doors @ 6:30 pm. Show @ 7:00 pm.

Bring the kids out to the Gunnison Arts Center and enjoy this puppet play that is pure Sea Floor Follies presented by The Back Porch Puppeteers! Dive in and watch the Denizens of the Deep make you howl with laughter at their antics and be touched by their somber discoveries. Enjoy the story as it’s brought to life with amazing puppets built with simple hand mechanisms. And you won’t want to miss the live music accompaniment and original score of Lizzy Plotkin & Cash Lamar! One night only in the Black Box Theatre. Tickets: $10/Adults $5/Kids(10 and under). Click HERE for tickets.

canvas & cocktailsCanvas & Cocktails

Thursday, July 21st. 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 painting you can call uniquely yours and an acquired new skill. Students will create a fun acrylic painting project on canvas. Instructor: Gail Sovick. $35/person. Sign 4 up for the price of 3! Includes all supplies, light apps and drinks. Pre-registration is required, spaces fill quick. Click HERE to register.

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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Janis: Little Girl Blue

Saturday, July 23rd.
Doors 6:30, Film 7:00 pm.

In coordination with the Crested Butte Film Festival, the GAC presents a monthly film. Janis: Little Girl Blue is an intimate and insightful portrait of one of the most revered and iconic rock & roll singers of all time. Joplin’s own words tell much of the film’s story through a series of letters she wrote to her parents over the years, many of them made public here for the first time. Joplin was a powerhouse when she sang, and her recordings have never left the radio or the hearts of rock fans worldwide. A new understanding of a bright, complex woman whose surprising rise and sudden demise changed music forever. Running time: 1 hr 46 min. Popcorn and full bar available. Admission $10. Click here to purchase tickets.

the-39-steps-0r4v2gjr.gfkThe 39 Steps

July 28 – 30 and August 4 – 6.
Doors 7:00, Curtain 7:30 pm.

Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she’s a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called “The 39 Steps” is hot on the man’s trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! This Melodrama is a zany, madcap adventure that is as much fun for the audience as it is for the actors. Audience participation encouraged! Directed by Patrick Ring. Tickets: $15/Adults, $12/Kids(12-), Snrs(60+). Click here to purchase tickets.

Kate Orr AerialAerial Workshops

Saturday, July 30th.
Using sling and lyra, these workshops will focus on creating an experience from the floor to the air. This class is open to students with some prior aerial experience. We will merge ground-based movement with basic aerial techniques that will connect into a simple phrase. Each dancer will improve their relationship with the apparatus as a dance partner. This class will be an amazing way to continue your journey into aerial dance. Minimum 3 students to hold workshops, max of 8 adults and max of 6 youth. GAC Dance Studio. Instructor: Kate Orr. $30/workshop. Ages 6-9: 9:30-11 am. Ages 10-14: 11-12:30 pm. Ages 15-Adult: 12:30-2 pm. Click here to register.


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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.

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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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