John Reischman and the Jaybirds
fly into Elko - and more!
Western Folklife Center Happenings
Special ExhibitION Reception featuring Basque Arborglyphs
Let's Dance! returns to twice monthly event schedule
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday, join us at 501 Railroad Street, Elko, for a fun evening at Let's Dance! The evening begins with dance lessons at 6:00 pm, with open dancing at 7:00 pm. Read more on our Event Calendar.
Basque items in the Western Folklife Center gift shop
Stop by our Gift Shop and check out needful items in stock for Elko's upcoming 55th National Basque Festival ̶ playing cards, kids' accordions, books, botas, panderos and more!
501 Railroad Street - hours:
Saturday 10:00am-5:00pm * Elko NV
Read more about the Gift Shop.
5:30 - 6:30 pm, on June 28:
Join collector and curator Jean Earl for a free illustrated tour on the discovery of "Mountain Picassos," carved by Basque sheepherders in the early to mid-20th Century, featured in the exhibitions, Basque Aspen Art (currently on exhibition in the Wiegand Gallery) and Mountain Picassos, Basque Arborglyphs of the Great Basin, a Nevada Touring Initiative/Traveling Exhibition Program of the Nevada Arts Council.
Basque Aspen Art
of the Sierra Nevada
Featuring a portion of the Jean Moore Earl and Phillip I. Earl collection of Basque aspen wax-on-muslin rubbings, capturing the early 1900s artwork of sheepherders in the Sierra Nevada. Read more about exhibitions at the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko.
As the summer travel season begins, we bring you Connie Dover's lovely tune, "I Am Going to the West," from our Whats in a Song radio series that was heard on NPR Weekend Edition from 2004-2012. Listen to more.