Every month, the galleries at the Gunnison Arts Center are filled with local and visiting artists exhibitions. Ranging from photography, sculpture, paintings, installations, community open shows and more, there is always something new and fresh to view and experience. The Main Gallery is located on the main floor in the historic portion of the building. The Upper Gallery, is located on the second floor with amazing natural light and great views of downtown Gunnison. The Galleries are free to enter and are open during regular operating hours.
The GAC’s gallery spaces are well suited to private parties and social events and are available for rent.
The Gunnison Arts Center Clay Studio is housed in the new addition, with lots of natural light and easy access via the GAC courtyard. The Clay Studio offers a variety of classes, paint your own pottery sessions, private lessons and independent study opportunities for children and adults. The studio space includes seven potters’ wheels, two kilns, and all the equipment of a top-notch ceramics studio. Classes are offered year-round in three trimesters: Fall, Winter/Spring, and Summer. Class offerings include wheel throwing and handbuilding instruction with a wide variety of skills and techniques for different age groups and skill levels. Workshops with guest artists are offered throughout the year. Paint Your Own Pottery events are held monthly and once a week during the summer months.
The Gunnison Arts Center Visual Arts Program offers youth and adults a variety of classes to choose from year-round. The after-school art classes for youth compliment and build upon skills learned in the K-12 art programs, offering opportunities to work in a variety of mediums. Weekend workshops for residents, regional artists and visitors are offered throughout the year. There is always a new class to choose from as well as continuing favorites. The GAC brings visiting artists from around the country to share their techniques with art students of all levels in the Gunnison Valley.
The Black Box Theater located in the historic section of the Gunnison Arts Center is the perfect setting for the Performing Arts! It is a great setting for music and other performing arts presentations, meetings with guest speakers, films and other events. With a seating capacity of 72, it is available for rent by outside theater companies and groups.Youth and adult theater classes and programming are offered year-round and there are always opportunities for local thespians and directors to get involved. Be sure you’re on our weekly e-mail list to receive notices about upcoming auditions and events. The Gunnison Arts Center also houses a great music studio located on the second floor of the historic portion of the building.
The Gunnison Arts Center Literary Arts Program is for readers, writers, poets and lovers of books! Our program offers a variety of classes, poetry readings and book talks to choose from year-round. Students of all levels will find something to enjoy.
The GAC’s outdoor courtyard includes a raised stage area and unique lighting.
Our summer ArtWalks feature musicians performing live on the outdoor Courtyard Stage, located at the Gunnison Arts Center. Complete with an outdoor bar and dance floor space, these fun one-night concerts are paired with gallery openings not to miss!
Join us under the big trees of Legion Park on the corner of Tomichi Avenue and Teller Street on Sunday evenings from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for FREE live music and community family fun. This long standing tradition has continued over the year, come rain or shine, featuring the music of local and regional bands. See you there!