to Jun 8

Summer Choir

Summer singing is back! This week long camp starts at 9:30am-12:30pm and will provide lunch for each student. Open for rising 3-8th graders! The week will start off with your student learning the basics and exploring some broadway hits! Join us for a reception at Sterling Meadows on Friday, June 8 at 1pm.

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Luck Be A Lady - A Rat Pack Fundraising Casino Night
6:00 PM18:00

Luck Be A Lady - A Rat Pack Fundraising Casino Night

You're Invited to Luck Be a Lady!

June 9, 6-9pm

$50 admission includes dinner and open bar

Please join us for our annual fundraiser gala at the Gateway Regional Arts Center! The evening will consist of dinner, entertainment by the GRAC's own Rat Pack, a silent auction, and of course a retro casino!

More information will be posted soon but purchase your tickets early! This event will certainly sell out! 

If you are interested in a corporate table or sponsoring an auction item please contact Jeanette Tesmer, Executive Director HERE.

Click HERE for Tickets

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to Jun 29

Summer Art Camp - Ages 6 - 10

June 26-29, $5 Per Class or $15 for the Week, Ages 6-10

Pick from our class catalog or stay for the full week! Each class starts at 9:30am-12:30pm with lunch provided! Classes include: sculpture, painting, printmaking, and portraits! Limited to 12 students

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to Jul 28

Summer Playhouse / Summer Stock

Children's Theater

Summer Playhouse/Summer Stock

July 23-28, $45 per student

Summer Playhouse is for students ages 7-9. This group will meet from 9am-12pm. Lunch will be provided

Summer Stock is for students ages 10-12. This group will meet from 1pm-4pm. Lunch will be provided

The performance will be on Saturday, July 28 at 7:30pm. There are two scholarships available for each age group. Please email gracdirector@gmail.com for information.

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to May 13

Written in the Stars: Throwback Prom


Spiked Punch, Awkward Photos, Dollar King and Queen Votes, Wicked DJ

Did you wake up at 17 after prom and wished you could do it all over again? Well, now you can! Grab your AquaNet and Save-the-Date for prom: Written in the Stars.

Tickets are $30 and includes two punch tickets, light snacks, and dance 'til you drop music from DJ Chill. 

The majority of proceeds will benefit the children's summer art programs and other education opportunities. 

We will have $1 votes for King and Queen plus Best Dressed and some other fun things throughout the night!

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6:00 PM18:00

Spinning a Yarn Storytelling

New this year is Spinning a Yarn Storytelling hour at the Arts Center! Join us every 1st Tuesday of the month from 6-7pm for this fun, free, family evening of storytelling. Each month will have a rotating theme. The theme this month is: Tall Tales!

Refreshments will be available for purchase

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6:00 PM18:00

Le Cabaret - A night of songs

What is the best way to celebrate Valentine's Day? How about a night out at the Arts Center! 

Le Cabaret will feature local talent, dinner, and a cash bar and will certainly be a night to remember! Get your tickets today because seating will be limited!

$15 per ticket 

Tickets are available online here and at the Art Center. 

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12:00 PM12:00

Polar Express Comes to Mt. Sterling!


This Christmas in Kentucky, the Polar Express is making a stop in Mt. Sterling, and the children of Mt. Sterling are anxiously awaiting its arrival. Heed the invitation of the conductor to travel through cold, dark forests filled with roaming wolves, climb moon-scraping mountains, and sit on Santa’s knee! Your Kentucky Christmas trip begins at the Gateway Regional Arts Center on Saturday, December 9, from noon to 4 pm. The bell still rings for those who truly believe!

$3 per person or $15 per family

Train Displays, Selfies with Santa, Lego Creations, Gingerbread Displays, Arts and Crafts, Read the Story, and More!


Download your application HERE

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6:30 PM18:30

31st Advent Musicale


The Gateway Regional Arts Center and I cordially invite you to the most magical night of the year, the 31st Advent Musicale. There is no better way to kick off a joyous holiday season than hearing the talented local voices and musicians fill the wooden planked interior of the downtown Ascension Episcopal Church. 

Join us after for a reception of homemade cakes and refreshments following the performance at the Arts Center. 

This is truly a night you will not want to miss with co-conductors Dr. George Zack and Dr. Everett McCorvey!

Find your tickets today by clicking the blue box to the right, at Ruth Hunt Candies, or by stopping by the Arts Center!

Jeanette Tesmer
Executive Director

6:30pm Tickets are $25 per person

Don't delay - purchase your tickets today! CLICK HERE

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to Nov 19

Elf Jr. The Musical


Performances are held Friday, November 17 at 7:01pm, Saturday, November 18 @7:01pm, and Sunday, November 19 at 2:30pm. 

Tickets are available at the door. If you pre-purchased tickets your name will be at the door.



Buddy, a young orphan, mistakenly crawls into Santa's bag of gifts and is transported to the North Pole. The would-be elf is raised, unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa's permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity. Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and that his half-brother doesn't even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.

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6:30 PM18:30

Meet the Author: Jesse Donaldson and On Homesickness 


Meet the Author: Jesse Donaldson and On Homesickness at the GRAC followed by "The Moth in Mt. Sterling: Tales of Home


One day, Jesse Donaldson wakes up in Portland, Oregon, and asks his wife to uproot their life together and move to his native Kentucky. As he searches for the reason behind this sudden urge, Donaldson examines both the place where he was born and the life he’s building. 

The result is a hybrid—part memoir, part meditation on nostalgia, part catalog of Kentucky history and myth. Organized according to Kentucky geography, with one passage for each of the commonwealth’s 120 counties, On Homesickness examines whether we can ever return to the places we’ve called home.

The Moth in Mt. Sterling is a storytelling hour. All ages welcome with storytellers signing up at the door. 

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7:00 PM19:00

Woodsongs Coffeehouse with Josh Nolan


Singer/Songwriter/Multi-Instrumentalist Josh Nolan has collaborated his musical background of dance halls, high school gymnasiums, spare-room-recordings, bar-hopping fill-ins, and fireside jams with his experiences as a college dropout, blue collar, small town, restless soul to create a music that is more than heartfelt.

Performing live with an ever-changing lineup, Josh Nolan offers an energetic stage show that combines elements from some of their more theatrical influences such as Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and The Who, with interests in improvisational performances such as The Grateful Dead and The Flying Burrito Brothers

Debut record Fair City Lights available on Spotify, iTunes, etc. 

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