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

Western Folklife Center Happenings

Read more about the 35th  Gathering!

The POSTER of the
35th national cowboy poetry gathering

 Lessons in Western Swing on August 9!

Announcing the 2019 National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Poster, featuring the photography of Kurt Marcus! Read More.

Wiegand Gallery  ExhibitIONs-western folklife center

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

Basque Aspen Art
of the Sierra Nevada


Read more about current exhibitions at the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko.

Featured Video

In this close look at Nevada wildland fire fighting, Deep West Video filmmaker and Pine Valley rancher Sabrina Reed talks about the danger of fires to wildlife, livestock and families living in ranch country. A 2013 Deep West Video produced by the Western Folklife Center.

Featured Audio

It's All About Elko! As we prepare for the 35th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, we'll be featuring a few Ranch Rhymes podcast episodes from years back. This 2008 episode, It's All About Elko, features pieces by Kent Stockton (captured at the 2002 Gathering) and Gail Steiger (2006). Listen to more Ranch Rhymes.

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