36th Gathering Celebrates Black Cowboys

Western Folklife Center Happenings

On Sale now for 36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering!

nationalcowboypoetrygathering.org for invited artist bios and audio clips, featured videos, special shows and much more.

Artwork for the 2020 Gathering Poster: Trail Blazers (2013), by quilt artist and National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow,  Marion Coleman .  From the collection of Arkainee Ervin.

Artwork for the 2020 Gathering Poster: Trail Blazers (2013), by quilt artist and National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellow, Marion Coleman.
From the collection of Arkainee Ervin.

Western Folklife Center members receive a special Members’ Show and other members-only benefits during the Gathering and throughout the year. Read more about membership and join now. Click here to read more about the upcoming 36th Gathering.

Western Folklife Center Gift Shop: New Online Store

Be sure to visit our Online Gift Store, featuring selected Western Folklife Center-produced items along with Memberships. As always, give us a call for telephone orders or questions, 775-738-7508, extension 234 (Toll Free at 1-888-880-5885), or email us at
wfcstore@westernfolklife.org.

New Exhibition in Wiegand Gallery now open

Now exhibiting in the Western Folklife Center’s Wiegand Gallery - Climb Down the Ladder, This Painting is Done: Contemporary Muralists, Outside In, September 16-December 14, 2019. Join us for a free exhibition opening reception September 25th, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm. This exhibition is a feature of the Elko Mural Expo! Read more about our exhibitions.

Joe C. Rock, “Abstract Mind” 2018  see Joe C. Rock’s mural for the Elko Mural Expo: Ormaza Construction, 255 Silver Street - facing 2nd Street, in downtown Elko.

Joe C. Rock, “Abstract Mind” 2018
see Joe C. Rock’s mural for the Elko Mural Expo: Ormaza Construction, 255 Silver Street - facing 2nd Street, in downtown Elko.


Featured Video

We’re sure this is the better part of living! Ned LeDoux sings an original song, "Some People Do," at the 2019 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada. Join Ned for a show called “The Better Part of Living,” January 31, 2020, at our upcoming 36th Gathering. Tickets are on sale now: Click here!

Featured Audio

We are loving Jaymi's 36th Gathering Playlist in Spotify and invite you to enjoy our featured artists, too!

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