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Portraits of the Gathering: An elko walking tour

Walking tour of Portraits of the Gathering, photo by Charlie Ekburg

Walking tour of Portraits of the Gathering, photo by Charlie Ekburg

What's going on in storefront windows around downtown Elko and beyond? It's Portraits of the Gathering, 24 portrait photographs by Kevin Martini-Fuller with poetry and QR codes for a full audio experience. Pick up a walking tour map at our Gift Shop (501 Railroad Street) for a self-guided tour, or join a docent-led walking tours this summer - July 18, July 27, August 10 and August 21. See event calendar.

Western Folklife Center Gift Shop opens New Online Store

We’ve opened a new 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

Moving Rural Verse Poem Films


At the core of our Moving Rural Verse series are four poems that powerfully communicate contemporary rural issues, ideas and insight—and, in particular, the subject of water in the West.

Produced in collaboration with respected Western poets and experienced video artists. Read More. Buy the DVD.

Featured Video

Folks are now traveling throughout the Great Basin on summer vacations. Here’s a meditation on driving across Nevada's great wide open, with a 2009 Deep West Video by filmmakers Linda and Carolyn Dufurrena, who live and ranch with their families in the far northwest corner of Nevada. Learn more about our Deep West Video project.
Photography by Linda Dufurrena; words/vocals by Carolyn Dufurrena.

Featured Audio

In 2006, bouncing along an abandoned stretch of America’s first trans-continental highway in a Ford Model T, the Western Folklife Center’s Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis were transported to the earliest days of car travel. They recorded the experience in a Deep West Radio Documentary radio episode for NPR. Listen to more episodes from the 200-2012 series.

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