by Carol Foldvary-Anderson
“Creating Beauty-Inspiring Joy!”
The arts inspire the human spirit, expand horizons, brings people together, challenges assumptions, and ultimately, enriches our daily lives. An artistically creative, active and culturally engaged city is essential for the economic growth of any community.
This issue we visit The Brewery Arts Center (BAC) in Carson City. The BAC believes that everyone has artistic abilities, and as the largest arts organization in Northern Nevada they are the hub of activity and collaboration, striving to provide an open and friendly atmosphere for children to professionals to explore their creative potential.
The BAC is comprised of two city blocks, and has two performance theaters: The 140 seat Black Box Theater and the 250 Seat Performance Hall, where they offer a mix of internally produced shows, partnerships with promoter’s, resident companies and offers rentals. They are home to the Nevada Artists Association and Gallery, Wildhorse Children’s Theater, Proscenium Players, Inc., The High Sierra Swing Dance Club, and TEDxCarsonCity, which are separate nonprofits within the BAC community. In their classrooms you are able to learn how to draw, create and fire your own pottery, take photography classes, and learn and further develop your painting skills.
The Center offers an Artist outreach program and presents an exciting FREE Outdoor Summer Concert Series. Plus to warm your heart and tantalize your tastebuds you are able to enjoy coffee, pastry and more, while viewing local art in the newly established Expresso Yourself Cafe.
There are several ways one can get involved in the BAC, they are always looking for volunteers for their numerous events and functions. Having only 4 employees they lean heavily on their volunteer base. If an artist wishes to have their work available in the Expresso Yourself Café, it is a juried decision with a great commission. They love to feature new and diverse artworks from people in and around Carson City. Do you have a class you would like to teach, the BAC accepts proposals for new classes.
Open your world, your life and engage in all that the Brewery Arts Center has to offer in this artistically creative, active and culturally engaged community located right out your back door.
To find out more and how to become involved go to The Brewery Arts Center visit breweryarts.org or call 775-883-1976.
Contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact person: Gina Lopez Hill