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Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Sing, Move & Learn Music Series
Ages 0-5: Tuesdays, Sept. 22 – Nov. 10
11:00 – 11:45 am.

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.

TADA! Legend of Sleepy Hollow
A Children’s Theatre Intensive (Ages 5-15+)

Tuesdays & Thursdays, Sept 22 – Oct. 15
4:15 – 6:15 pm
Saturdays, October 3 & 10
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Performance on Oct. 17. 1:00 & 3:00 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.

Ages 5-10+: Mondays, 4:15 – 5:00 pm.

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

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.

Teen Hip Hop Troupe
Ages 13-18: Fri. 4:45 – 5:45 pm.

Youth Aerial: Intro to Lyra
Ages 7-15: Fri. 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Sept. 18 – Oct. 9. Limit 6 students.

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 Ballet/Barre
Thursdays, 8:30 – 9:30 pm.

Adult Modern
Thursdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.

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

Adult Aerial
Tuesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 pm.
Sept. 15 – Oct. 6. Limit 6 students.

Beg/Int Country Swing
Fridays, 7:15 – 8:15 pm.
Sept. 25 – Nov. 6.

Int/Adv Country Swing – Flips & Tricks
Fridays, 7:15 – 8:15 pm.
Nov. 13 – Dec. 11.

Belly Dance Workshop
Saturdays, 11:00 am – 12:30 pm.
Oct. 10 – 24.

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


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Arting Around: Art Fusion for Kids
Ages 5-11: Mondays, 4:15 – 5:15 pm.
Sept. 14 – Nov. 30.

Around the World in Paint
Ages 10-14: Wednesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm.
Sept. 16 Oct. 21.

Street Art!
Ages 10-16: Tuesdays, 4:15 – 5:45 pm.
Sept. 15 – Oct. 20.

Kids Art Camps: Jungle Art!
Ages 5-12: Monday, Sept. 28.
12:30 – 4:00 pm.

Adult Art Classes

Fall Inspired Mixed Media Art
Mondays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Sept. 21 – Oct. 5.

Session #1: Tuesdays,
6:30 – 8:00 pm
Sept. 22 – Oct. 13.

Make A Splash Watercolor
Session #1: Wednesdays,
6:00 – 8:30 pm.
Sept. 23 – Oct. 21.

Sew, How Does This Work?
Intro to Machine Sewing

Mondays, 6:00 – 7:30 pm.
Oct. 12 – Nov. 16.


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 #1: Sept/ 23 – Oct. 21.


In the Gallery

September Galleries

Main Gallery: Western State Colorado University Art Faculty Exhibition

Upper Gallery: Cellan Clay Print Exhibition

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events


Sept 1 & 2, 6:00 pm.
This is an open casting call for the GAC’s Fall Production, Timmy Dies 10 Times. An original work written and directed by local and recent Western graduate, Cole Wadsworth; it’s a unique experience not to miss. Those auditioning only need to attend one day and short readings will be provided. Auditions held in the GAC Black Box Theatre.

square mitchell rigertFirst Friday ArtWalk & Music

Sept. 4th, 5 – 8 pm.
Join the community for First Friday ArtWalk & Music! Featuring in the Main Gallery; Western State Colorado University Faculty Exhibition. Stroll upstairs to the Upper Gallery for Michael Cellan’s Clay Print exhibition. Michael will be live demoing his clay print process! Head on outside to the Courtyard for live music from Mitchell Rigert and Friends!

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Sept. 9th, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
reCreations is an acrylic painting workshop that will wake up your artistic side or tap into your creative undiscovered self. Beginner and experienced artists alike are welcome! Within this two hour workshop, led by Jennifer Vannatta, you will get a mini-history lesson about the artist and painting and you will get to create your own reCreation to take home with you. $35 includes all supplies, instruction and wine. Event held in the GAC Adult Art Studio. Click HERE to register!

8x10 Logo copy8X10 Play Festival

Sept. 10 – 12
Doors 6:30, Curtain 7:00 pm.

The GAC is excited to present the first annual 8×10 Play Festival. This increasingly popular format offers eight, 10 minute plays in one show. It offers an opportunity for local aspiring and established playwrights to share their creative efforts, a chance for new directors to get their feet wet and the breakthrough moment for new actors! Each audience member will get to vote on their favorite plays after each performance. Tickets $10. Get tickets here.

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Free the Honey LIVE!

Sept. 15th. 7:00 pm.
Join us for a wonderful evening of music in the Black Box Theatre with a double feature! The Whipstitch Sallies, described as “bluegrass rockers with panache,” these young women command the stage with their electrifying presence, traditional instruments and tight harmonies. Free the Honey, a local favorite, is a folk/Americana quartet offering up old time and original tunes. Tickets $15. Get tickets here!

Earth Harvest websquareEarth Harvest Fundraiser

Community Supper & Pottery Auction
Get in on this inclusive fundraiser by creating and/or painting your own pottery OR by sharing your favorite recipe. The festivities start with Pottery Painting Sept. 16th and 21st, and a one-day platter and plate making Sept. 20th! Call 970-641-4029 to participate. Click HERE to learn more info

Square Web EblastWatercolor & Wine Art Soiree

September 17th, 6 – 9 pm.
Experience one of our most popular AND Series events this month! Watercolor and wine is not your typical art class… its a small art party in a fun, relaxing environment. Artist and instructor, Karen Hill will lead you step by step through an exciting project using a variety of unique watercolor techniques. $35 includes all supplies, two drinks and apps. SPECIAL: Register 4 for the price of 3, bring a friend! Click HERE to register.

Sept web sqaureMonthly Film: FREE Film Festival Preview

September 19th, 7:00 pm.
Enjoy a FREE sneak peek of the Crested Butte Film Festival! The Festival runs the last weekend in September and features four days of award-winning international films, filmmaker talks, guest celebrities and actors, parties and events. Film passes are on sale now. Click HERE for more info.

the dancerFall Dance Classes start!!

From Ballet to Tap – Aerial to Hip Hop, movers and shakers of all ages and skill levels will find something they enjoy at the Gunnison Arts Center School of Dance!
New this year – ZUMBA® and Aerial! Click HERE to see the full fall dance schedule.

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A Children’s Theatre Camp & Performance

Camp starts Sept. 22.
Kids ages 7-15 will have a blast in this afterschool TADA! theatre camp. Students will have fun exploring different theatrical activities and games while working toward a final performance of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow on October 17th. Washington Irving’s spooky Halloween classic is presented with all the thrills, chills and laughs to keep you on the edge of your seat! Click HERE to register for the camp.

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September 26th, 7 – 9:30 pm.
Explore one of Colorado’s hottest dance styles in this exciting dance AND Series event. Enjoy sipping on whiskey inspired cocktails while learning country swing dance basics and even explore tricks you never thought were possible! All experience levels welcome. Instructors: Victoria Goedjen and Tyler Lull. $35/couple, $20/individual. Click HERE to register.


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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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