The primary structure for the Brewery Arts Center (BAC) is a building, which was constructed of limestone in 1860. Originally occupied by a brewery from 1862 -1948, the building was purchased by Donald W. Reynolds in 1951. In 1975, the Brewery Arts Center formed to provide local performing and arts groups a place to pursue their skills. And to this day, this origin building continues to provide space for artists and provides a wonderful venue for fine performances.
Located in the scenic historic district in the foothills of Carson City, the BAC hosts events including theater productions, kids' programs, art classes, various types of recitals and even receptions. The BAC uses its annual budget of nearly $1,000,000, to operate Access Carson City Charter Cable Channels 10 and 26, the BAC Stage Kids, the Brewery Arts Center Summer Stock Theater, the Jazz and Beyond music festival, Concerts at the Brewery, Classes at the Brewery, and the Artisans' Store. In addition, the BAC is the location for independent groups including the Proscenium Player's Inc., the Kind Street Fine Arts Gallery, and ballroom dance troupes.
The Brewery Arts Center's primary focus is on the presentation and promotion of the arts, arts programming and cultural events for every age via its facilities and through its resources.