The summer of 2018 is the Brewery Arts Center’s mobile arts program “Art in the Park” forth consecutive year. This program removes all barriers for participation in the arts and takes place at Park Terrace Park which is directly adjacent to Empire Elementary School, a school with 100% of its population eligible for free or reduced lunch and is a neighborhood with a largely Hispanic population. BAC brings tables, equipment and art supplies each day to create a “pop up” art center free of charge and open to any youth who would like to participate. Each child gets to work on a new project each day that they create and take home. Every project focuses on a new skill and learning objective. We work closely with Food 4 Thought of Northern Nevada who serves lunch at the same area. We estimae we work with 70-100 youth per day. This year, we have added a “supply cart” rich with books, crayons, paint and all other supplies the children are welcome to take with them to create at home.
“Art transports. It’s often said they are an essential part of what makes us human – and an element of that is the ability to imagine another reality, apart from the one we are living, a skill essential to resilience and ambition. Children already living in a narrowed world need more access to the arts, not less.” Valerie Stauss, The Washington Post
The goal of this program is simply to give every child in our community an opportunity to participate in the arts despite the ability to pay or transportation limitations. The arts are essential to healthy development and we are determined that every child have that opportunity.
Nevada Arts Council
National Endowment for the Arts
Carson City, Community Service Support Grant