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
April 21-23, downtown Carson City will be transformed for the inaugural Mark Twain Days Festival. With an action packed schedule honoring where Sam Clemens became Mark Twain, you'll be sure to enjoy the weekend in Carson City. Click to see the full event schedule.Event Schedule
September 28-30, 2023. Enjoy the culmination of a month's worth of mural creations. Join the celebration with live music at the Brewery Arts Center. Enjoy the murals in the downtown area and locations throughout the city.
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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
Take a deep dive into Carson City’s arts & culture by exploring the cultural map, as part of Carson City's Arts & Culture Strategic Plan. 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
Download the map and learn more about Carson City's self guided walking audio tour, the Kit Carson Trail, which weaves through Carson City's Historic West Side District, bringing Carson City's history to life.Learn More