First Friday ArtWalk


The First Friday ArtWalk & Music of Gunnison is a popular destination for art, live music, food, and brew lovers alike. Each month features gallery openings, an array of artists and galleries, restaurants, and other fine venues. Join us in celebrating this renowned tradition, and enjoy all that the ArtWalk has to offer. Pick up a map at the Gunnison Arts Center to begin your walk.

At 5:00 PM

Gunnison Ghost Tour

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Take a self-guided tour downtown to experience stories of paranormal activity in historic buildings. Enjoy food and beverages along your way, as well as storytellers at each stop!

At 7:00 PM

Mark Lavengood Band

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Mark Lavengood is a walking, talking ray of sunshine. His resonant energy and sparkling smile light up every stage, every studio, every room, RV and embrace he enters. A talented multi-instrumentalist, Lavengood specializes in dobro & steel guitar, both of which he’s played for over a decade, while also being well-versed in guitar, bass, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, drums and a variety of percussion instruments. Mark Lavengood embodies the enthusiasm needed to take music and listeners to new places. Presented by the Gunnison Country Times. Black Box Theatre.

At 8:00 PM

Book Talk: The Common Good

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Join Gunnison's Book Talk Club where the group meets monthly to discuss the current book of the month. All is welcome to read and join in on discussions.  The Common Good by Robert B. Reich. A powerful case for the expansion of America’s moral imagination. Rooting his argument in common sense and everyday reality, Robert B. Reich demonstrates that a common good constitutes the very essence of any society or nation.

At 7:00 PM

AND Series: Ornaments & Cocoa ~ All Ages

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Ornaments & Cocoa ~ All Ages Saturday, November 9. 1:00 – 3:30 pm. Gather the family and friends for an afternoon of fun! Our instructor will walk us step by step through the process of creating personalized ornaments while sipping on delicious hot cocoa and enjoying tasty snacks. Instructor: Sarah Sharsmith. $20/person.   Click HERE […]

At 1:00 PM

AND Series: Happy Little Accidents ~ a Bob Ross Painting Party

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Happy Little Accidents ~ a Bob Ross Painting Party Tuesday, November 12. 6:00 – 9:00 pm. Come paint along to an episode of “The Joy of Painting” and be introduced to Bob Ross, a soft-spoken artist with a nurturing disposition, who believed art was about more than skill but a means to finding mindfulness and […]

At 6:00 PM

Storm Pass

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Created in the heart of the Gunnison valley, this trio plays the music of the mountains they live in, the paths they’ve crossed and the traditional sounds that they love. With an Americana flavor and a bluegrass influence, the fiddle, mandolin and guitar weave together intricate melodies to tell these stories.

At 8:00 PM

Paint Your Own Pottery: Giving Thanks

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Create a special keepsake or gift at one of our Paint Your Own Pottery sessions this fall! You choose the piece and our instructor will be here to help with techniques to create your own work of art.

At 10:00 AM


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The Gunnison Arts Center invites you to experience the arts in the Gunnison Valley! We offer youth and adult dance, art, clay, theatre, music, and literary arts classes. We feature gallery exhibit spaces, a gallery shop, a dance studio, 72-seat community theatre/stage, clay center, meeting rooms and classrooms.


Monday: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Tuesday – Friday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Closed Saturdays & Sundays


Telephone: (970) 641 – 4029
102 South Main Street, Gunnison, CO

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