The Wiegand Gallery

Wiegand Gallery, 2014 Expressing the Rural West exhibition, photo courtesy of .

Wiegand Gallery, 2014 Expressing the Rural West exhibition, photo courtesy of .

Admission: $5.00 Adults ~ $3.00 Students/Seniors ~ $1.00 Children age 6-12
Members Free;  $3.00 for each adult guest.
Free admission to all ~  first Saturday of every month.

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Closed Sundays and Holidays

Located in the historic Pioneer Hotel in downtown Elko, Nevada, the Wiegand Gallery is an exciting space featuring interactive exhibitions and multimedia presentations, including semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions drawn on the Western Folklife Center's own collections as well as traveling exhibitions.

For over 30 years, the Western Folklife Center has produced numerous educational exhibits based on our original research and fieldwork with traditional artists and art forms. As a part of this work, we have had the pleasure of working with hundreds of talented artists and displaying documentary work of photographers and other visual artists to showcase the creativity, stories and voices from throughout the western United States and from horse cultures worldwide.

COMING Exhibition

Climb Down the Ladder, This Painting is Done: Contemporary Muralists, Outside In
Opening September 16
Free Artist Reception September 25
A group exhibition of artists participating in the Elko Mural Expo, with selected pieces available for purchase in the Western Folklife Center Gift Shop.

See more about all of the exhibitions at the Western Folklife Center, incuding exhibitions in the Pioneer Saloon Fireplace Nook, G Three Bar Theater, Elevator Lobby and our Lower Level.


Black Box Theater

Still Photo from Why The Cowboy Sings video.

Still Photo from Why The Cowboy Sings video.

Why the Cowboy Sings
A 16-minute high definition video that explores the inspiration behind the music and poetry accompanying ranch life. Excerpted from Western Folklife Center Media documentary of same name.   More »

Banner image by Rorie Holford. Top photo: 2014 Expressing the Rural West exhibition, courtesy of