Announcing the Featured Artists of the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering!

Western Folklife Center Happenings

Read more about the 35th  Gathering

the 35th national cowboy poetry gathering is coming!

Announcing the 2019 Poster, featuring the photography of Kurt Marcus. Click image above, to view the brochure!

DEEP WEST VIDEO FILM-MAKERS ON THE ROAD

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Several of our Deep West Video student filmmakers from Owyhee, Nevada are featured at the Reno Literary Crawl! In Reno, Nevada on Saturday, September 15 at 3:30 and 4:30pm? Stop by and visit! Read more.
Photo by Carol Dalrymple.

Wiegand Gallery  ExhibitIONs-western folklife center

501 Railroad Street
Elko, Nevada
Monday-Friday, 10:00am-5:30pm
Saturday, 10:00am-5:00pm

The popular Wiegand Gallery exhibitions continue through September 11, 2018, including:

Basque Aspen Art
of the Sierra Nevada

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Upcoming Exhibition: Stitching ArtContemporary Quilts and More
September 21-December 8, 2018

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Featured Video

This 2001 Ranch Communications video filmed by Ronda and Tilly Van Norman is a glimpse into the generations of horse knowledge that built a family's reputation for one of the nation's most well-respected sales, the annual Van Norman Production Sale — coming up September 14 & 15, 2018 in Elko, Nevada!

Featured Audio

Learn how DW Groethe crafts a song in this past Western Folklife Center radio episode of What's in a Song, that aired on NPR in February 2012. "I'm living the dream:" just hearing the phrase is probably enough to make most of us roll our eyes and groan. Yet Montana songwriter DW Groethe knows and wrote a song in honor of someone who, years ago, managed to do just that: his dentist! Listen to more of What’s in a Song.

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