Our Mission

The Carson City Arts & Culture Coalition supports a vibrant cultural life for our community by promoting and advocating on behalf of the area’s artists and cultural institutions. The Coalition recognizes that a creative environment is an essential component of energetic civic life and sustained economic growth in the community.

About Us

Carson City’s arts and cultural community captures the Carson City experience.  The Coalition, founded in 2001, is an informal group of Carson City artists and arts organizations that convene to support each other and advocate for arts and culture.  We recognize that a creative environment is essential to an energetic, engaged, economically robust community.


The Coalition strives to strengthen the area’s arts and culture groups through funding, visibility initiatives, access to new resources, and political voice.  We provide umbrella support and advocacy for arts and culture entities within our community. With this intent and a vision to secure Carson City as the region’s hub for celebrating creative and cultural experiences, the Coalition moves forward.


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Capital City Arts Initiative
Capital City Arts InitiativeMember
The Capital City Arts Initiative is an artist-centered organization committed to the encouragement and support of artists and the arts and culture of Carson City and the surrounding region.
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Carson Valley Community Theatre
Carson Valley Community TheatreMember
Carson Valley Community Theatre (CVCT) was organized in May, 2004, to meet the need for a community theatre in the Carson Valley area of Douglas County, Nevada. Based in Minden/Gardnerville, CVCT draws members, participants, and audiences from the surrounding area of Nevada and California, including the towns of Minden, Gardnerville, Carson City, Genoa, Reno, Markleeville, and communities around Lake Tahoe and Lake Topaz.
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Pinkerton Ballet theatre
Pinkerton Ballet theatreMember
Pinkerton Ballet Theatre is a non-profit dance company organized under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

We strive to promote the art of dance and sense of community by providing opportunities for the community’s youth to participate in performances alongside professional dancers. Pinkerton Ballet Theatre has also participated in outreach programs to encourage dance among youth that have not had exposure to dance instruction and strive to bring the art of dance to the rural areas of Nevada. We do it for the passion and love of dance and the lifelong friendships is brings.

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Brewery Arts Center
Brewery Arts CenterMember
The campus of the Brewery Arts Center is a multi-generational and multi-cultural art organization dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and having a positive economic impact on the community through the arts. The BAC encompasses 2 city blocks, has 3 performance facilities, 2 art galleries, cafe, classes, camps, and art
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I Love Carson City
I Love Carson CityMember
Where the locals go when they want to know! Find out what to do in Carson City.
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Carson City Symphony
Carson City SymphonyMember
Carson City Symphony was founded in 1984 as the Carson City Chamber Orchestra and gave its first concert in October that year. It is a community orchestra open to amateur and volunteer professional musicians.
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The Nevada Artists Association
The Nevada Artists AssociationMember
NAA was formed in 1950 to pursue the following mission:

To develop and encourage the attainment and maintenance
of a high standard of art, to promote and stimulate the
practical expression of art and art appreciation by those
people and groups interested in the arts in the state of Nevada.
To present to the public works of artists by sponsoring,
sanctioning and promoting art exhibits.
To encourage the establishment of schools and classes in
art for the citizens of the state of Nevada.
To create and maintain high ethical standards among artists

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Sierra Nevada Ballet
Sierra Nevada BalletMember
SNB is made up of professional dancers from Nevada and from other areas of the country augmented by talented trainees and apprentices from the northern Nevada community.

SNB includes talented student dancers from the area in many productions that call for children’s roles. The company is housed at Fascinating Rhythms School of Performing Arts in Reno and at Western Nevada Performing Arts Center in Carson City.

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Friends of The Carson City Library
Friends of The Carson City LibraryMember
“The Mission of the Friends of the Carson City Library is to support and promote the purposes and activities of the Library and its community.”
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Mile High Jazz Band Association
Mile High Jazz Band AssociationMember
The Mile High Jazz Band Association formed in 2001 as a nonprofit corporation to support the MHJB and its subgroup, the Millennium Bugs (jazz combo), promote live jazz performance in northern Nevada, educate the public about jazz, and enrich the cultural life of the community.
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Wild Horse Theater Company
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About Wild Horse Children’s Theater
Wild Horse Children’s Theater offers professional, high quality productions and exceptional theater education for children.

No previous training or experience is required to audition for a part in our productions. We also have a technical theater apprentice program for young people who would rather work back-stage in our productions.

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Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company
Western Nevada Musical Theatre CompanyMember
The Western Nevada Musical Theatre Company is one of the largest regional theater companies in the state, drawing talent from several Nevada and Northern California cities. Their productions are featured at the Carson City Community Center, an 800 seat proscenium theater located in the heart of the state capitol. This critically acclaimed company draws tour buses and season ticket holders from all over the states of Nevada and California, attracting as many as 7,000 people to a single production. The company presents two productions a year, one in May and one in November.
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Carson City Library and InternationalFilm Festival
Carson City Library and InternationalFilm FestivalMember
The International Film Weekend is held in Carson City, Nevada over three days in February annually. The festival includes afternoon and evening film presentations, free of charge to the general public, followed by refreshments and informal discussion.
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Resident Artist Program in Silver City, Nevada
Resident Artist Program in Silver City, NevadaMember
The Resident Artist Program in Silver City provides a venue for those from other parts of the U.S. and the world to engage with the Northern Nevada community through the arts. Visiting artists reside at the Resident Artist guest housing (McCormick House) in exchange for offering free public performances, exhibitions, workshops, etc.

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