Floral Design & Carving with Cary Schwarz
at the 35th Gathering

Western Folklife Center Happenings

The 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is just weeks away! Buy your tickets now and read more here, where we are posting Breaking News.

Join us in welcoming the legendary Ian Tyson to the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko on Friday, February 1 and Saturday, February 2, 2019!

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

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

Wiegand Gallery  ExhibitIONs-western folklife center

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

 Stitching ArtContemporary Quilts and More
Closing December 8, 2018

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Featured Video

Joining us for the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, Waddie Mitchell will perform in a Friday (February 1, 2019) show we're calling "Laugh Kills Lonesome," along with DW Groethe, Rodney Nelson, Gary McMahan and Dave Stamey. This video (brief adult language) of his original poem, "The Bet at the Bar," is from the 30th Gathering in 2014, with Michael Martin Murphey sharing the stage.

Featured Audio

One of the shows coming up at the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering is “Laugh Kills Lonesome” on Friday, February 1, 2019. One of the artists in that show is DW Groethe. You may hear live “The Coffee Song!” It’s featured here in a November 2007 episode of our Ranch Rhymes podcast. The podcast program and all accompanying photographs were drawn from the Western Folklife Center's archival audio material.

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