Skip to main content

Arts & Culture

Carson City is a contemporary capital dedicated to promoting its evolving arts and culture community.  Through cultivating displays of creativity, education, and participation, Carson City helps build and promote its quality of life aspirations held by residents and visitors alike.  We believe a creative municipal identity provokes new and informative dialogues, recognizes and engages its inherent cultural and civic diversity, and articulates the positive social and economic impact of the arts.

Art and culture are integral parts of creating a community with an unparalleled quality of life.  In a very real sense, they are the glue that bonds our quality of life.

– Former Mayor Robert Crowell, State of the City Address 2018



The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority (RTAA) has partnered with the Stewart Indian School Cultural Center and Museum, Nevada State Museum, Nevada Indian Commission, Visit Carson City, and Great Basin Native Artists Collective on a powerful and moving art exhibition entitled, “We remember your sacrifices, you are not forgotten: The story and art of the Stewart Indian School.”

On display through February 1, 2023, this unique exhibit tells the story of the boarding school located south of Carson City, run by the federal government, where Native children from the Great Basin tribal nations of the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, Western Shoshone, Northern Paiute, and Southern Paiute were removed from their families to learn English and job skills.

Arts & Culture

Strategic Plan

The 2022-2026 Carson City Arts & Culture Strategic plan has been officially adopted click to download or flip through the official plan. 


Galleries & Museums

With multiple museums and galleries throughout the city, it's easy to immerse yourself in the art and history of Carson City. Click below to see all your options.

Learn More

Public Art

Public art is scattered around the capital city and the public art scene is still growing! Click below to see some of our favorite places to see. 

Discover More
Carson City

Cultural Assets Map

Take a deep dive into Carson City’s arts & culture by exploring the cultural map. Locate all of Carson City's arts and cultural resources on one easy to navigate map. Access detailed information like schedules, tickets and more. Click below to explore!

Click To Explore

Performing Arts

Carson City boasts a lively performing arts scene.

Learn More
On the Map

Arts & Culture