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.
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.
The Silver City Arts Group
The Silver City Arts (SCA) group hosts music, visual arts, theater and poetry events and programs. The group draws on the community’s own rich resource of artists, artisans and musicians, and also connects with regional and statewide groups to bring additional programming to the town’s outdoor performance stage and to its unique community center (The School House). The group of volunteers’ mission is “to encourage the arts, build community, and share our unique town through free, public events.” For more information, see the group Facebook page at
KNVC is an independent, noncommercial community radio station mandated to engage, inform and entertain our audience, a vector of communication between the citizen and the larger community.
We strive to reflect the diversity of the local and world community and to provide an outlet for individuals, groups, issues and music that have been overlooked by other media.
The station seeks to grow the listening audience through the excellence and relevance of its programming.
Carson City Classic Cinema Club
The Carson City Classic Cinema Club (C5) was formed in July 2014, with dual purposes. It seemed like a good idea to get like-minded fans of classic films (released prior to 1970) together to enjoy classic films in a theater setting. These screenings, through admissions, club memberships, and raffles, were designed as monthly mini-fundraisers to finance our larger mission of providing education, opportunity, tools and supplies to local youth, encouraging them to create the future of their dreams.
The Resident Artist Program Silver City
The Resident Artist Program in Silver City is located in a small but vibrant Comstock community within a federally designated historic landmark. Those creating in the performing, visual, or literary arts may reside for up to 3 months at McCormick House, a geodesic dome house designed in the 1970s by Nevada artist Jim McCormick. In exchange, the Resident Artists offer free public performances, exhibitions, readings, workshops, etc. in Silver City and other northern Nevada communities. In addition to dancers, artists, writers and musicians from Denmark, the UK, New Zealand, and the U.S., Resident Artists have included former Utah Poet Laureate David Lee; internationally acclaimed photographer Frances Melhop; and Stewart Easton, a London-based multidisciplinary artist whose work has been on view at the Tate Modern; the V & A Museum; and the Ashmolean Museum at Oxford University. For additional information, contact director Quest Lakes at (775) 847-0742 or see the Program Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/silvercitynevadaresidentartistprogram/
Under Hill Earthworks
Art that blends earth, metal, leather, beads and recycled items. Designed and crafted to touch the hearts of individuals with the beauty and grace of nature as well as hone in on the importance of reusing man-made materials.
Play new games that engage ourselves with humans again. Put down the devices and look into one another’s eyes, heart and spirits in order to reawaken the creative spirit of the earth in all of us.
Planning skills to assist with events, training programs or marketing strategies.
Western Nevada College Art Galleries
It is a Digital Artists organization (video production, photography, editing) that meets the 4th Wednesday of each month, 6:30 pm, currently at Paradise Salon-Spa-Wellness. They share skills and have short film competitions.