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Click here to view the summer calendar May through August.


Dance Studio

Youth Classes

Art n’ Dance
Fridays, June 15 – August 10.
Ages 2-3: 9:00 – 9:45 am.
Ages 4-6: 10:00 – 10:45 am.

Adult Classes

Zumba with Barron!
Mondays, 1:30 – 2:15 pm.
$10/drop-in, pay each class.

Back to Ballet
Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00 am.
August 8 – September 12.


Arts Studios

Youth Classes

Art n’ Dance
Fridays, June 15 – August 10.
Ages 2-3: 9:00 – 9:45 am.
Ages 4-6: 10:00 – 10:45 am.

ArtHouse Teen Camp ~ (Ages 13-18)
Monday – Wednesday,
July 16 – 18.
1:00 – 3:00 pm.

Kids Plein Air Watercolor
Single Day Classes Ages 11-16

Saturdays, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
July 21, August 4.

Adult Classes

Make A Splash Watercolor (Intermediate/Advanced)
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
June 6 – July 18.
(No class 7/4)

Watercolor at the Park (CRN 15637)
Wednesdays @ Western
July 18. 1:00 – 3:30 pm.

Joyful Pages: Mixed Media Journaling w/ Judith Cassel-Mamet
Saturday, July 28.
10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

Plein Air Watercolor – Single Day Classes
Saturdays, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.
August 11.


Clay Studio

Youth Clay

Clay Camps!
Mud Puppies Camp ~ Ages 5-8

July, 24 – 27.
1:00 – 2:30 pm.

Mud Makers Camp ~ Ages 8-16
July, 24 – 27.
3:30 – 5:30 pm.

Adult Clay

Intro to Wheel Throwing: Single-day classes
Mondays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
August 6.

Open Throwing Sessions
Every other Friday: 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
July 20, August 3, August 17, and/or August 31.


Music/Theatre Studios

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp
August 6 – 11.
10:00 am – 2:30 pm.


Literary Arts


In the Gallery: July 6 – 28
Artist Invitational

Main Gallery: “Rapport”
By Brian Stewart

Upper Gallery: “Approaching Professional”
By Garnet Glaze

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

Comedy Is Hard
July 19 – 21 & 26 – 28.
Doors 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.
July 20th: Doors 7:30, Curtain 8:00 pm.

When Kay, a retired actress, meets Lou, a retired comedian, she invites him to move in with her at Sunset Terrace, a home for elderly entertainers. As their relationship blossoms, they argue over which is harder, stand-up comedy or serious drama. Mike Reiss, Emmy and Peabody Award winning writer for “The Simpsons”, has crafted a delightful comedy that explores themes of relationships, the performer’s hunger for recognition, and the challenges of growing old, with a script that is both intensely funny and deeply touching. Directed by William Spicer. Join us for a “Talk Back” conversation with prolific writer Mike Reiss at the closing of the production on July 20th & 21st!
Tickets: $15/adults, $12/GAC members & snrs (60+). Get TICKETS here.

Paint Your Own Pottery
Every Friday, 2:00 – 5:00 pm.
June 8 – September 7.

Create a special keepsake or gift! Choose from a selection of blank pottery and our staff will get you started on the glazing process. Pieces will be fired in our kilns and available for pick-up one week after you create. Shipping options are available. All ages are welcome and no experience is necessary. Prices range $5-$50/piece and you only pay for the piece of pottery you paint. Call 970-641-4029 for more info, or to set up your own private event.

Clay Sunflowers & Snacks
Saturday, July 21. 10:00 am – 1:00 pm.
Join us in the Clay Studio on Saturday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. for a fun sunflower clay project! Instructor Kathleen Cortner will guide us through making unique summer wall hangings or garden accessories. Projects will be fired in our kilns and available for pick up one week from event. Absolutely no clay experience necessary. All ages event. $35/adult & kid, $15/additional person. Pre-registration is required. Click HERE to register.

Sundays @ 6 FREE Music:
Farmer in the Sky
Sunday, July 22. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Join us under the big trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Avenue and Teller Street every Sunday evening through August 12th for free live music and community, family fun. FARMER IN THE SKY is from the Uncompahgre Valley bringing a blend of outlaw country and psychedelic rock… Space Honky-Tonk! Brought to you by the Gunnison Arts Center. Full Sundays @ 6 Schedule.

Clay & Cocktails
Tuesday, July 24. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
Join us for an evening of creativity and fun! Learn how to create a hand-built doily platter in our Clay Studio while sipping on delicious cocktails. These platters are the perfect addition to your kitchen for hosting fun summer gatherings. Work will be fired in our kilns and available for pick up one week from event. $40/person includes 2 drinks, light apps and instruction. Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Abra Karbin. Click HERE to register.


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!


Support the Gunnison Arts Center, enjoy the beauty and benefits
Become a Member!
Donate Online!

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

summer hours:

Monday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sundays


Thank you!