Adult Art Events

The “AND” Series Events

The “AND” Series is our ever popular third-Thursday art soiree offering you the opportunity to get creative while enjoying an after-hours drink and light appetizers with the Gunnison Arts Center. $40 includes supplies, two drinks, food, inspiration, and fun! If you haven’t tried one of the “AND” Series events yet you should… you’ll be surprised at how fun and successful this one three-hour workshop can be! Most events are held at the Gunnison Arts Center from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Pre-registration is extremely helpful.
Get a group of friends together and sign up 4 people for the price of 3! AND Series only.

unnamedPartner Painting & Prosecco
February 16th

Experience the joy of painting together! 2 people, 2 canvas, 1 image! One person paints a canvas that is the left side of the masterpiece and the other person paints another canvas to the right, together completing the image. We do not discriminate between couples so bring a best friend, spouse, significant other or neighbor! Instructor: Gail Sovick.

clay-and-charddonayClay & Chardonnay
March 16th

Come get dirty for this month’s And series event! Pull up a stool, grab a glass of wine, some clay and join us for a unique evening of ceramics and socializing. If you’ve never experienced clay before, this a fun and easy way to get acquainted with ceramic arts. Pieces will be kiln fired and available for pick up two weeks after the event.Instructor: Lynn Cudlip.

img_1916Mixed Media & Mojitos
April 20th

Celebrate the day with a nature inspired project and leafy drink! Learn how to create a fun and unique piece of art using easy collage and mixed media techniques on a new surface. All while you enjoy several blends of mojitos, tasty snacks, and great company.Instructor: Molly Darby.

watercolor-and-wineWatercolor & Wine
May 18th

Experience one of our most popular AND series events! We will create a one of a kind watercolor piece while sipping local, Colorado wines. This event is fun for anyone wanting to learn the art of watercolor. Instructor Deirdre Jones will make you feel comfortable by giving step by step instructions to help everyone find their inner artist. Instructor: Deirdre Jones.

Additional “AND” Series Events

c700x420Rum & Rhythms of Latin America
Saturday, February 18. 7:00 – 9:30 pm.

Explore the lively and upbeat dance styles of Latin America in this new dance AND Series Event. Begin by learning the basics steps of Merengue and Salsa and finish the evening feeling that shimmy and a twirl! Sip on a selection of rum inspired cocktail drinks and enjoy Latin inspired apps while learning these dance styles. No dance experience necessary! Couples and individuals welcome! $35/couple, $15/individual.
Instructors: Fabrianna & Frank Ayala.

street-art-and-soda-1Street Art & Soda. Teen Event
Friday, March 31st 5:30 – 8:30 pm.

This teens only “And Series Event” will host kids 13+ in the Main Gallery where Tyler “Kave” Siaz will teach different techniques used within the unique world of Street Art. Students will create a one of a kind masterpiece, learn the responsibility of creating street art for enjoyment and experience their own version of our AND series event. This event will serve several kinds of soda and pizza for dinner! $25/per student. Instructor: Tyler Saiz. Join us for Tyler’s Street Art class beginning the follow week!

The winter season is long! Stay inspired with these additional adult art events hosted in the Main Gallery of the Gunnison Arts Center. Bringing back two of our favorite artistic outlets you can choose to recreate a famous masterpiece, create your own work of art on a wood pallet, or experience them both! Cash Bar Available.

ReCreation Series


Thursdays, 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
February 23. Van Gogh’s “Almond Blossom”
March 30. Van Gogh’s “Sunflowers”

Recreations will wake up your artistic side! Within these 2-hour workshops you will get a mini history lesson about Van Gogh and his paintings as well as learn the techniques to achieve your own recreation. Each student will leave with a complete, unique painting and a better understanding for what it was like to paint like Van Gogh! $35/per person. Cash bar available.
Instructor: Jennifer Vannata.

Spring Pallet Parties with the Junk’N Sisters

pallet-andpallet-1Spring Pallet Parties with the Junk’N Sisters
Saturdays, 6:00 – 9:00 pm.
April 8. “Monograms”
May 6. “Celebrations”

It’s been a long winter without these ladies! Join us for two pallet parties this spring. Create your own work of art on a preassembled wood pallet that you can hang in your home, office, barn or give away as a gift. Choose from one of the Junk N’ Sisters designs or create your own custom design. This is a great way to have fun with your friends, relax, chat, and get creative. Pallets, paints, and all supplies are included. $40/per person. Cash bar available.
Instructors: Kendra Avila & Dana Rider-Weir.