Local Arts Council Directory
The Brewery Arts Center (BAC) is located in downtown Carson City. Constructed in the 1870s, the BAC contains two theaters, classrooms, meeting rooms, offices, a studio, an art gallery and an artisan’s store. The BAC provides art and cultural classes and presents music, dance, and theatrical performances. The BAC is funded through memberships, grants, donations and facility rental fees.
The Carson City Cultural Commission, assembled in 2008, acts as the primary advisory body to the Carson City Board of Supervisors for matters relating to Arts and Culture. For the benefit of residents and tourists alike, our goal is to promote awareness, outreach, and excellence within our state’s capital, engaging the arts on a state and national level.
Carson City Visitors Bureau
716 N. Carson Street
Carson City, NV 89701
Arts & Culture Coordinator
Carson City Visitors Bureau
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The Elko Arts and Culture Advisory Board is an appointed body that serves as an advisory roll to the Elko City Council and also as a temporary Arts Council in the community. They will take on both rolls until funding becomes available to establish a true Arts Council. The EACAB represents arts interests in local government and helps facilitate public art projects and activities including The World Trade Center Memorial at City Hall, The Nevada Sesquicentennial Sagebrush in the main City Park and are developing the Elko Shakespeare Festival which will bring Elko's four theatre companies together in a joint effort to educate and entertain. The board also recently held the first annual Elko Mayor's Arts Awards program.
The Bristlecone Arts Council believes that art is an important part of a community and human development. It is comprised of artistic and dedicated volunteers in White Pine County, with a passion for creating community involvement, fostering talent, and promoting opportunities for artistic application for all ages in Northern Nevada. This includes all mediums, including but not limited to; performing arts, visual arts, handicrafts, cultural art and presentation. We bring the arts to the community through hard work and support.
The Churchill Arts Council brings arts events to Fallon, Churchill County and Northern Nevada. For more than two decades, it has enriched the cultural and social life of Northern Nevada by offering opportunities in the arts on many levels - performances, art exhibitions, films, literary readings and conversations with artists in all disciplines. The council is committed to excellence in multi-disciplinary programming.
The City of Henderson’s Cultural Arts & Tourism Department is dedicated to creating and promoting innovative events, programs and venues that celebrate the arts and cultural diversity, enhance tourism, involve and serve community members of all ages, and enrich the economic and cultural fabric of Henderson.
The Office of Cultural Affairs (OCA) of the City of Las Vegas offers a breadth of accessible and innovative arts and cultural experiences to residents and visitors, and facilitates the planning and communications required to develop informed cultural public policy for the community. OCA partners with numerous private and public entities to strengthens the artistic, cultural and historic resources vital to the region’s cultural landscape, and oversees a multiplicity of cultural centers, gallery spaces and events throughout the year.
Metro Arts Council of Southern Nevada (Metro Arts) is designed to encourage and strengthen the cultural life of Southern Nevada, and to further the development and appreciation of the arts. It is a nonprofit, coordinating body representing the arts and culture.
The Mesquite Arts Council (MAC) is a nonprofit organization with a mission to develop appreciation for and participation in the performing arts, demonstrating ethnic and cultural diversity in both the professional and amateur ranks. Throughout the year, the MAC provides various performing arts events at multiple venues in the community including theatre, dance, concerts, and local talent contests.
The Carson Valley Arts Council (CVAC) is a local arts agency/umbrella organization/presenter bringing arts events to Western Nevada/Lake Tahoe region. For the past ten years, CVAC has enriched the cultural and social life of Western Nevada by creating an environment for the arts to flourish in the community; by providing support for the arts through program development and education; and offering a diversity of cultural events for all ages and income levels.
The City of North Las Vegas Arts and Culture Board is an advisory committee to the Mayor and City Council on matters relating to arts and culture within the City of North Las Vegas. The purpose of the Board is, to promote understanding, support, appreciation and involvement of artists and residents in conformance with the policies and goals of the City of North Las Vegas, to host, sponsor or support artistic and cultural special events and to raise the aesthetic standards of the City of North Las Vegas.
The Moapa Valley Arts Council (MVAC) is a nonprofit community organization whose purpose is to foster the awareness, understanding and appreciation of a broad spectrum of the performing arts among all residents of Moapa Valley. Each year, MVAC organizes community events such as concerts, talent showcases, and performances that are hosted in the Ron Dalley Theatre at Moapa Valley High School.
The Pahrump Visual and Performing Arts Council’s is an arts umbrella organization/presenter that aims to create an environment for the arts to flourish in the community by providing support for the arts through program development and education, offering a diversity of cultural events for all ages and income levels.
The Reno Arts and Culture Division, an agency within the City of Reno’s Parks, Recreation & Community Services Department, serves as the official advisor to the City of Reno on matters related to the cultural life of the community.
Sierra Arts Foundation is a local arts agency for northwestern Nevada. The foundation’s emphasis is on teaching, nurturing and supporting the arts (dance, theater, visual, literary and music) in the community. SAF provides education opportunities for artists of all ages, as well as development and training, financial support and promotional and marketing assistance. Sierra Arts also creates and manages spaces and venues throughout the community for artists to perform and display their work.
The Tahoe Arts Project (TAP) is a nonprofit organization established in 1987 by a group of parents, professional musicians and teachers with a shared goal to bring performing arts and cultural enrichment to the residents of the South Lake Tahoe region of Nevada and California.TAP introduces performers from various genres and cultures to its community members for a rich and lasting experience.
Arts For the Schools (AFtS) is a non-profit organization presenting cultural performances and residency programs for public school students and community members. Venues include a high school auditorium with fly tower seating 300 and other multi-purpose rooms. Arts For The Schools provides art education to more than 10,000 preschool and K-12 students including 1,898 low-income children through its two programs each year.
AFtS is a bi-state organization located on Lake Tahoe’s north shore that was founded in 1984 to inspire individuals and communities through the power of culture and diversity, and ensure that the arts remained an essential part of a complete education for the region’s children.
The Northern Nevada Arts Council was founded to aid, encourage, advise and coordinate activities dedicated to promote the arts and to provide cultural enrichment and education to members of the community by creating opportunities to experience and to participate in the performing and visual arts in the Winnemucca area.
Yerington Theatre for the Arts is a local arts agency dedicated to increasing opportunities for all people to participate in and understand the arts. Yerington Theatre for the Arts proudly maintains and operates historic Jeanne Dini Cultural Center where it presents performing arts, visual arts exhibition, art education program and cultural heritage events.