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Upcoming Classes

PARENTS PLEASE NOTE: The Deer Bus that drops off in front of the Arts Center has now been changed to the Bunny/Rabbit Bus and stops at New York and Main Street. Instructors will be waiting in front of the GAC for your students when the bus gets there. We apologize for the confusion as we were just notified. Please call with any questions.

Theatre Classes

Monster Motel:
A Children’s Theatre Intensive

with the Xanadu Performing Arts Company (Ages 5– 14)

Rehearsals: All day Monday, October 13th 9am – 3pm AND after every day school October 14th – 24th 4:00 – 5:45 p.m.
Performances: Saturday, October 25th at 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Music Classes

Youth Strings Program –
Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers

First Session: Tuesdays & Thursdays, October 7 – November 4. 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
The Gunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers is a group strings program open to students grades 3 through 12 focusing on violin, viola, cello and upright bass. The goal of this program is to create a community youth symphony and fiddlers group in an encouraging, creative and fun environment.

Dance Classes

Youth Dance Classes
Mickies & Minnies Dance Class (Ages 2 – 4)
September 22 – December 1.
Mondays, 10:15 – 11:00 a.m.

Tap / Tumbling Combo
September 22 – December 1.
Ages 5 – 7 Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 Mondays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Ballet / Jazz Combo
September 24 – December 3.
Ages 5 – 7 Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Ages 8 – 12 Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 p.m.

Adult Dance Classes
Adult Tap I (Ages 13 – Adult)
September 24 – December 3.
Wednesdays, 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Dance Fusion (Ages 13 – Adult)
September 25 – December 4.
Thursdays, 7:15 – 8:15 p.m.

Country Swing Dance (Ages 16 – Adult)
September 26 – December 5.
Fridays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Yogalates: Dance Movement Therapy
September 22 – December 4.
Mondays, 9:00 – 10:00 a.m.
Thursdays, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Thursdays, 8:15 – 9:15 p.m.


Art Classes

Kids Art Classes
Arting Around: An Exploration of Art Forms (Ages 5 – 10)
Mondays, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
September 15 – December 15.

Offered on no-school days: Ages 5-12

Circus Arts Galore!
Monday, September 29th 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Circus themed games, art projects, decorate your own hula-hoop and even learn how to hoop dance and spin glow in the dark poi.

Crazy About Street Arts!
Friday, November 7th 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
We’re taking to the streets – inside! Get messy and creative with paint spinning, have a blast hip hop dancing and even learn how to graffiti letter your own name on a plaque.

Adult Art Classes
Plein Air Oil Painting Workshop: Fall Colors!
Saturday, September 27.
10:00 am – 3:00 pm.

Make a Splash! Beginning Watercolor Painting
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
October 7 – November 18.

Up-Cycled Resin Jewelry Workshop
Sunday, October 19.
2:00 – 5:00 pm

Andy Warhol Portraits in Acrylic
Thursdays, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
October 23 – November 13.


Clay Classes

Kids Clay Classes
Kids Wheel Clay Class (Ages 10 – 14)
Second Session: November 5 – December 17 (no class on 11/26).
Wednesdays, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Clay Creators Beginners and Beyond Class (Ages 6 – 10)
Second Session: November 3 – December 15.
Mondays, 4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Adult Clay Classes
Creative Clay: Hand Building and Wheel Throwing for All Levels
(Adults and Young Adults Ages 16+)
First Session: September 24 – October 15.
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Second Session: October 29 – November 19.
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

In the Gallery

September Exhibitions:

Main Gallery: Rossi Phillips Photography

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Upper Gallery: Cheryl Pettigrew Paintings

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More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

danceFall Dance Classes!

Start the week of September 22nd
The GAC is excited to offer a full dance schedule once again. Whether you are looking to try something new, meet new people or get your little one moving, we have the class for you. All classes are available to anyone from beginner level to an advanced dancer. We have great, affordable prices and even a drop-in option for certain dance classes. Scholarships are available for both adults and youth classes. Click HERE to see our great dance class offerings.

WSK_20140522_1937_PM - KentonFirst Friday Art Walk

Friday, October 3rd 5 – 8 pm

Western State Colorado University art professors Tina Butterfield, Al Caniff and Chase Hutchinson join together to present a show of their most recent works for our community in the Main Gallery. Scotty Kenton has found a new love for photography and spends his free time capturing what and where he goes throughout the year, check out his work in the Upper Gallery.

Web Square picGunnison Valley Youth Fiddlers

First Session: Oct. 7th – Nov. 4th.
Second Session: Nov. 11th – Dec. 16th.

GVYF is a group strings program open to students grades 3 – 12 focusing on violin, viola, cello and upright bass following the Suzuki Method. Kids will learn from the ground up and share in all musical traditions from classical to bluegrass, to rock and beyond! Click HERE to learn more about this great new program and to register!

TGG-Clare-AssisiThe Gin Game

October 11th, 8:00 pm and
October 12th, Matinee at 2 pm

Ellen Ranson and Gary Crow-Willard star in this intelligently entertaining tragic comedy. Fonsia Dorsey enters a home for the aged and is, for a while, saved from the melancholy by the crusty old Weller Martin. As they seemingly become close companions, much is revealed about their regret filled lives while playing a series of gin games. Join us for this touchingly humorous and eloquently bittersweet production. Tickets on sale now! $12 Adults / $10 Seniors (60+)

cropped-img_9168Xanadu Children’s Theater Intensive

October 13th – 24th

The Xanadu Performing Arts Company, led by founders Jordan Mercer and Taryn Jacobs, presents the exciting Tim-Burton-inspired Halloween performance of “Monster Motel”. Join us in the GAC theater for fun with acting, singing, costuming and set preparation. The intensive will culminate in a dynamic show for family and friends. Space is limited to sign up soon! Pre-registration is required. Rehearsals: All day Monday, Oct. 13th, 9 am – 3 pm AND everyday after school Oct. 14th – 24th, 4 – 5:45 pm. Tuition $135 for the full two week intensive. Click here to register.

January72012843Margarita-LargeMixed Media & Margaritas Art Soiree

Thursday, October 16th 6 – 9 pm

We’re spicing it up this month with a new “AND” Series event. Come learn how to create a fun and modern piece of art you’re sure to love using easy and sure-to-wow collage and mixed-media techniques on wood. Space is limited so sign up soon. Special: Sign 4 people up for the price of 3. $35 include drinks, apps and art supplies. Instructor: Gail Sovick

posterMonthly Film Series: “Stoker”

Saturday, October 18th 7:00 pm

India Stoker (Mia Wasikowaska) was not prepared to lose her father and best friend (Dermot Mulroney) in a tragic auto accident. The solitude of her woodsy family estate and the unspoken somberness of her home life are suddenly upended by not only this mysterious accident, but the sudden arrival of her Uncle Charlie (Matthew Goode) who she never knew existed. When Charlie moves in with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evie (Nicole Kidman), India comes to suspect that this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives. Psychological-thriller. Full bar & popcorn available. Tickets $10. Get your ticket HERE.

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Dance ‘AND’ Series Event

Friday, October 24th 6:30 – 8:30 pm

In this new one-of-a-kind AND Series event, local country swing dance instructors Victoria Goedjen and Tyler Lull will explore one of Colorado’s hottest dance styles around. Enjoy good company while learning country swing and sipping on great brews from a Colorado Brewer to be announced! No dance experience is necessary. Couples and individuals are welcome. $20/individual or $35/couple includes beer, apps and dance instruction. 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!

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