Upcoming Classes

Music & Theatre Classes

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp
Jack and the Beanstalk

Mon. – Sat. August 7 – 12.
10:00 am – 2:30 pm.


Dance Classes

Buti Yoga
Wednesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 pm.
Punch cards available during class times.

Mondays, 5:45 – 6:30 pm.
June 5 – August 28.
No class 7/3.

Toddler Art N’ Dance ~
(Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)

Fridays, 9:00 – 9:45 am.
June 16 – August 18.

Preschool Art N’ Dance ~ (Ages 4-6)
Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45 am.
June 16 – August 18.


Art Classes

Youth Classes

Art Fusion Fridays ~ (Ages 7 – 13)
Fridays, 12:30 – 2:00 pm.
June 16 – August 25.

Toddler Art N’ Dance ~
(Ages 2-3 w/ caregiver)

Fridays, 9:00 – 9:45 am.
June 16 – August 18.

Preschool Art N’ Dance ~ (Ages 4-6)
Fridays, 10:00 – 10:45 am.
June 16 – August 18.

Plein Air Watercolor ~ (Ages 11 – 16)
Session 2:
Wednesdays, 4:00 – 5:30 pm.
July 19 – August 7.

ArtHouse Teen Art Camp
July 25 – 27.
10 am – 12 pm.

Adult Classes

Sketch Journals
WSCU Extended Studies

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
August 8.

Bringing the Art Masters Alive
WSCU Extended Studies

Wednesdays, 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
July 19, August 2.

Plein Air Watercolor Painting
Single Day Classes

Saturdays, 9 am – 12 pm.
August 5, September 23.

Plein Air Pastel Landscape Drawing
ONE DAY COURSES – WSCU Extended Studies

Wednesday, July 19.
10:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Batik Prayer Flags
ONE DAY COURSES – WSCU Extended Studies

Wednesday, July 26.
9:00 am – 3:00 pm.


Clay Studio Classes

Youth Clay

Mud Masters – Wheel
Fridays, July 14 – 28.
12:00 – 2:30 pm.
Ages 11-16

Clay Camps!
Mud Puppies ~ Ages 5-10

Tuesday – Friday,
12:30 – 1:30 pm
August 1 – 4

Mud Makers ~ Ages 11-15
Tuesday – Friday,
2:00 – 4:00 pm.
August 1 – 4

Adult Clay

Functional Pottery –

Wednesdays, June 14 – August 9.
1:00 – 4:00 pm.

Pitchers Galore
Wednesdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
July 12 – August 2.


Literary Arts Classes

In the Gallery

July Galleries

3rd Annual Invitational: Sponsored by Paul and Enid Holden, this invitational is a collaborative effort to provide an accessible community venue and opportunity for talented local artists to exhibit and discuss their artwork.
Main Gallery: Nathan Kubes & Kathy Kubes “A Mother & Son’s Journey Through Art”

Upper Gallery: Bill Folowell “High Country Seasons

More information on upcoming exhibits

Upcoming Events

I Hate Hamlet
A Comedy/Drama by Paul Rudnick
July 20 – 22 & July 27 – 29.
Doors open 7, Curtain 7:30 pm.

A young and successful television actor relocates to New York, where he rents a marvelous, gothic apartment. With his television career in limbo, the actor is offered the opportunity to play Hamlet onstage, but there’s one problem: He hates Hamlet. His dilemma deepens with the entrance of John Barrymore’s ghost, who arrives intoxicated and in full costume to the apartment that once was his. The contrast between the two actors, leads to a wildly funny duel over women, art, success, duty, television, and yes, the apartment. Don’t miss this hilarious summer theatre production this summer! Directed by William Spicer. Tickets: $15/adults, $12/kids(-12), snrs(60+), members. Get tickets HERE.

Paint Your Own Pottery
Every Friday!
June 9 – September 1. 2:00 – 5:00 pm.

Gunnison’s local Clay Studio offers Paint Your Own Pottery (PYOP) sessions every Friday throughout the summer time. Pick blank bisque-ware to paint, choose from an array of glaze colors and our instructor will be there to guide you through your projects. Prices range $3 – $50. Shipping options available! Pieces ready for pick-up one week after painting.

Sundays @ 6 Free Concert Series
July 23. 6:00 – 8:00 pm.
Bump City

Join us under the big trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Ave. and Teller St. for FREE live music. Bump City from Montrose, CO brings you funky goodness to mooove and grooove your soul. Free concert series runs every Sunday through August 13th. Full summer line-up HERE.

Banners & Bloody Mary’s
NEW! Cocktails on the Courtyard
Saturday, July 29. 10 am – 1 pm.

These morning adult art events will take place on our gorgeous, outdoor courtyard with a cocktail in hand. Did someone say bloody mary’s and art? Create mixed media banners using crafty materials and fabrics. Each student will leave with a ready-to-hang banner for the mantle, a festive birthday party, or an outdoor BBQ this Summer! (Bring hat and sunscreen.) $40/person includes two drinks, light apps, art supplies and fun! Sign 4 up for the price of 3! Pre-registration is required. Instructor: TBD. Click HERE to register.

Raku Fire Event
Friday, August 4.

Join us on August 4th for a fundraising Raku Firing Event. Pick and purchase a piece of pre-made Raku pottery and paint away in the Clay Studio between 2-5 pm! These pieces will then be fired in a special Raku kiln that afternoon. Raku pottery is earth derived and the firing process is unique and daring. The entire vessel glows like red-hot coal, and the glaze melts into a sheet of liquid glass. Raku truly is quite the spectacle and we invite you to join us in this unique opportunity!

First Friday ArtWalk & Music
August 4. 5:00 – 8:00 pm.

Stroll beautiful down town Gunnison to view local galleries, restaurants and specialty stores. View the Western Slope Colorado Watercolor Society exhibit in the Main Gallery. Enjoy Tiny Treasures created by local artists sold at affordable prices in the Upper Gallery as part of the 3rd Annual Tiny Treasures Fundraiser. Listen to live music on the outdoor Courtyard by Steve Kurtz. Special event: RAKU clay firing during the ArtWalk on the GAC Courtyard!

Missoula Children’s Theatre Camp
“Jack and the Beanstalk”
August 7 – 11. 10:00 am – 2:30 pm.

Check-in & Auditions: Monday 9:30 am, auditions begin promptly at 10 am.
Missoula Children’s Theatre (MCT) returns to Gunnison with all the materials it takes to put on a play… except the cast. Auditions take place where roles will be cast for 45 students and rehearsed throughout the week, culminating in three performances for the community. What happens when a young boy plants Wonder Beans in his own backyard? Camp tuition: $75/student, $10 discount for siblings. Pre-registration required. Click HERE to register.

Down to Earth:
Harvest Dinner & Pottery Sale

Thursday, August 10. Beginning at 6:00

The Gunnison Arts Center and Gunnison Farmer’s Market present an all-inclusive dinner held on the beautiful outdoor Courtyard. Enjoy a four course meal created with ingredients from local farms and prepared by local chefs. Starting at 6 pm, explore the Gunnison Arts Center Clay Studio; listen to live music and shop the silent auction and pottery sale. This fundraiser supports both the Gunnison Arts Center and Gunnison Farmer’s Market. Tickets are available at the GAC, Gunnison Vitamin & Health and the Farmer’s Market. Limited seating. $30/person. Get tickets HERE.

Latin Rueda & Rum
Dance AND Series Event

Friday, August 11. 7:00 – 9:30 pm.

Enjoy a night under the GAC Courtyard lights in this fun and easy Dance AND Series event. Salsa Rueda is similar to a square dance in which dancers consistently change partners. The dancers learn and execute basic salsa moves in a circular formation while listening to a caller. This is a no pressure way to get exposed to basic salsa rhythms. Enjoy sipping on refreshing rum inspired cocktails and Latin style apps. GAC Outdoor Courtyard. Instructor/Caller: Linny Ramundo. $20/person. Click HERE to pre-register.

Clay & Coladas Art Soiree
Thursday, August 17. 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Join professional potter Sheila Anderson in the Clay Studio for a unique evening of ceramics and socializing. If you’ve never experienced clay before, this is a fun and easy way to get acquainted with ceramic art. Pull up a stool, grab an apron, and get your hands dirty in this months’ AND series event! $40/person includes two drinks, light apps, art supplies and fun! Pre-registration is required. Instructor: Sheila Anderson. Click HERE to register.

Monthly Film: I Am Not Your Negro
Saturday, August 19.
Doors 6:30, Film 7 pm.

In collaboration with the Crested Butte Film Festival, the Gunnison Arts Center presents a monthly film series. “I Am Not Your Negro” is a challenging and deeply insightful film on what it means to be Black and White in America. Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson. Documentary. Rated PG-13. 1hr 35min. Admission: $10. Full bar and popcorn available. Click HERE to purchase 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.
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Earn WSCU credit and gain real-world experience while working with and supporting your community Arts Center.
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Monday: 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00am – 6:00pm

Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm

Closed Sundays


Thank you!

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