Elko Arts and Culture

Elko Arts and Culture Elko Arts & Cultural is a page affiliated with the Elko Arts & Culture Advisory Board (a government entity) and the Elko Art Foundation (a 501c3 non-profit).

Sister entities that strive to promote and foster art and cultural events in the Elko area.

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2,000 FOLLOWERS!Thank you so much Facebook land! We are so proud and honored to keep you allin the loop about all the gr...
10/30/2021

2,000 FOLLOWERS!
Thank you so much Facebook land! We are so proud and honored to keep you allin the loop about all the great art and cultural possibilities in E-town! The sky is the limit!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #exploretheartsinelko #thankyou

2,000 FOLLOWERS!
Thank you so much Facebook land! We are so proud and honored to keep you allin the loop about all the great art and cultural possibilities in E-town! The sky is the limit!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #exploretheartsinelko #thankyou

Happy Nevada Day! ❤️#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #nevada #nevadaday #happynevadaday #battleborn #neva...
10/29/2021

Happy Nevada Day! ❤️

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #nevada #nevadaday #happynevadaday #battleborn #nevadaproud #dontfencemein #homemeansnevada #36thstar

Happy Nevada Day! ❤️

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #nevada #nevadaday #happynevadaday #battleborn #nevadaproud #dontfencemein #homemeansnevada #36thstar

Fall is almost gone, get out there and enjoy the colors now. We wish all Nevadans have a safe and happy holiday weekend!...
10/28/2021

Fall is almost gone, get out there and enjoy the colors now. We wish all Nevadans have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkofall #autumn

Fall is almost gone, get out there and enjoy the colors now. We wish all Nevadans have a safe and happy holiday weekend!

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkofall #autumn

We love this tease from our neighbors at the Historic Wendover Airfield! Can't wait to see what's coming, good luck! #el...
10/26/2021

We love this tease from our neighbors at the Historic Wendover Airfield! Can't wait to see what's coming, good luck!

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #wendover #wendoverutah #wendoverculture #wendoverairfield #historicpreservation #preserveourculture #preserveourhistory #preservemilitaryhistory

Exciting changes are happening here at Historic Wendover Airfield! Stay tuned in the coming days as we unveil new content and plans for the preservation and restoration of the most original Army Air Force training base remaining today!
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#historicwendoverairfield #wendoverairfield #savewheretheywalked #wwii #wwiihistory #history #historicpreservation #museum #aviation #aviationhistory #atomichistory #armyairforce #utah #utahhistory #tooelecounty

More on the awesome Erik Burke. He has painted multiple times in Elko. He lives in Reno and has also painted in Europe, ...
10/25/2021

More on the awesome Erik Burke. He has painted multiple times in Elko. He lives in Reno and has also painted in Europe, Asia, and all over the United States. He is definitely a crowd favorite and loves to meet and visit the people wherever he works. We can't wait to have him back in Elko soon! Find Erik on Insta @oupublicworks

The name of this years mural is "Yes, It's Finished!" Haha, seems like a weird title but we get it... wink wink! There is a large area in the middle, shaped like the flowers around it that was not painted. That was on purpose. Erik explained that leaving a void makes people take a second look and really notice the art rather than just glance and move on.

We hope you take a moment to really look at this and all the murals around town. These artists are so talented! We are so lucky to have there gifts on our walls!

Thanks again to the major donors of this years Elko Art Festival! Elko DBA, Elko Convention & Visitors Authority, Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System, Stockmen's Casino and Ramada Hotel, The City of Elko, Nevada Gold Mines, also thanks to Ahern Rentals, Kinross Gold, Office Depot/Office Max, The Home Depot, Southwest Gas Corporation.
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkoartfestival #paintthistown #richinart #thankyou #oupublicworks

10/24/2021

The most celebrated artist to paint a mural this year was Erik Burke. He can be found on Instagram @oupublicworks. OU means over/under. Next time he’s here ask him to explain it 🤣

Erik has painted all over the world and could easily be put in the category of ‘best living muralists’. We are so lucky to have him and his work in Elko.

Here’s a time lapse of one side of his three sided mural he painted this year. More on Erik later…

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #elkoartfestival #paintthistown #richinart #exploreelko

We still love talking about our new murals!! There are a couple more that we need to highlight.  Gina Holmberg painted a...
10/22/2021

We still love talking about our new murals!!
There are a couple more that we need to highlight. Gina Holmberg painted a tribute to the first Elko volunteer fire department, which was established in 1897. Her mural is on the back of The City of Elko original fire station. The best way to see it is from Idaho Street next to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC.

Gina is the art teacher at Spring Creek High School. She painted murals at Roys in 2019 and painted a boot in 2017. She also created the 2020 Mayor's Arts Awards! Thanks for everything you do for the arts in Elko Gina!

Another thank you to the years Elko Art Festival sponsors!
Nevada Gold Mines, Kinross Gold, Ahern Rentals, Stockmen's Casino and Ramada Hotel, Elko DBA, The City of Elko, Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System, Elko Convention & Visitors Authority The Home Depot, Southwest Gas Corporation

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkoartfestival #paintthistown #richinart #elkovolunteerfiredepartment #firedepartmentmural

Awe... so bummed to share this!#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #nationalcowboypoetrygathering #wfc #stup...
10/21/2021

Awe... so bummed to share this!

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #nationalcowboypoetrygathering #wfc #stupidcovid

A fun story highlighting some of the unique parts of our community from Cynthia Delaney and Elko Daily Free Press. What ...
10/21/2021
Elko Icons

A fun story highlighting some of the unique parts of our community from Cynthia Delaney and Elko Daily Free Press.
What would you add to the list?

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkoicons #uniqueelko

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The Elko DBA annual Ghost Tour is coming up the next two weekends. Dramatic reenactment of actual stories about actual p...
10/18/2021

The Elko DBA annual Ghost Tour is coming up the next two weekends. Dramatic reenactment of actual stories about actual places in downtown Elko. This event usually sells out, get tickets now.
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #downtown #downtownelko #ghosttours #halloween #ghosts

The Elko DBA annual Ghost Tour is coming up the next two weekends. Dramatic reenactment of actual stories about actual places in downtown Elko. This event usually sells out, get tickets now.
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #downtown #downtownelko #ghosttours #halloween #ghosts

A list created by Preserve Nevada of the 11 most endangered cultural assets in Nevada. A few are close to home. "At it's...
10/17/2021
Preserve Nevada: Indigenous Languages, Cultural Landmarks Among State’s ‘Most Endangered’

A list created by Preserve Nevada of the 11 most endangered cultural assets in Nevada. A few are close to home.

"At it's best preservation engages the past in a conversation with the present over a mutual concern for the future."
-William Murtagh

with- Commercial Casino Elko, Owyhee Combined School, Nevada's Cowboy Country, Western Shoshone People of TeMoak Coalition
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #owyheenevada #indigenoushistory #indigenouslanguage #shoshonelanguage #saveourhistory #saveourstory #elkostory #preservenevada #nevadasmostendangered #preserveelkocounty #preserveindigenoushistory

Historic preservation group calls for action to sustain survival of 11 Silver State treasures.

The Everything Elko Pumpkin Festival is this Saturday and Sunday in the Lamoille Grove from 10 am to 4 pm. What could be...
10/16/2021

The Everything Elko Pumpkin Festival is this Saturday and Sunday in the Lamoille Grove from 10 am to 4 pm. What could be better on a Fall day than a trip to Lamoille with the family!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #lamoillenevada #pumpkinfestival #fallfestival #autumn #autumninthecountry #halloween #rubymountains #rubies

The Everything Elko Pumpkin Festival is this Saturday and Sunday in the Lamoille Grove from 10 am to 4 pm. What could be better on a Fall day than a trip to Lamoille with the family!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #lamoillenevada #pumpkinfestival #fallfestival #autumn #autumninthecountry #halloween #rubymountains #rubies

We love this! Elko Convention & Visitors Authority is revamping their Explore Elko website. Noble Studios, the web desig...
10/15/2021

We love this! Elko Convention & Visitors Authority is revamping their Explore Elko website. Noble Studios, the web designers, came to do some exploring themselves, and were thrilled to find both boots and murals as well as cultural treasures including California Trail Interpretive Center, Northeastern Nevada Museum, Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum, and Western Folklife Center and much much more! It has been described, “Elko is punching above its weight in cultural and artistic assets”. Glad Noble Studios could learn for themselves!

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #punchingaboveourweight #welcometoelko

The Northeastern Nevada Museum is hosting the annual Halleck Bar Party at an unusual time of the year, but it's always a...
10/11/2021

The Northeastern Nevada Museum is hosting the annual Halleck Bar Party at an unusual time of the year, but it's always a great time, for a great cause. Make plans to attend!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #halleckbarparty #elkomuseum

The Northeastern Nevada Museum is hosting the annual Halleck Bar Party at an unusual time of the year, but it's always a great time, for a great cause. Make plans to attend!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #halleckbarparty #elkomuseum

Sunday inspiration! ❤Have a great week!!
10/10/2021

Sunday inspiration! ❤
Have a great week!!

Sunday inspiration! ❤
Have a great week!!

Coming to you from The Stage Door and Ghost Light Productions, October 15, 16, 22, 23 & 29, sounds spooooky……. visit The...
10/09/2021

Coming to you from The Stage Door and Ghost Light Productions, October 15, 16, 22, 23 & 29, sounds spooooky……. visit The Stage Door Elko page for a link to buy tickets.

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkotheater #elkonevada #exploreelko #halloween #halloweentheater #downtown #downtownelko

Coming to you from The Stage Door and Ghost Light Productions, October 15, 16, 22, 23 & 29, sounds spooooky……. visit The Stage Door Elko page for a link to buy tickets.

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkotheater #elkonevada #exploreelko #halloween #halloweentheater #downtown #downtownelko

Another installment from Vegas PBS showcasing another local artist and the greatest artist of all time, Mama Nature!with...
10/08/2021
Outdoor Nevada S5 Ep1 | Oh, The Beauty of Lamoille

Another installment from Vegas PBS showcasing another local artist and the greatest artist of all time, Mama Nature!

with- Cynthia Delaney, Cynthia Delaney Photography, Joe Doucette, Friends of the Ruby Mountains, Elko Convention & Visitors Authority, Silver State Stampede, Nevada's Cowboy Country
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #lamoille #lamoillenevada #rubymountains #rubies #rubiesroute #cowboycountry #alpsofamerica #mothernature

John visits the Ruby Mountains in Elko County where he goes to Lamoille Canyon with Joe from the Nevada Department of Wildlife. From there Joe takes John to ...

Cowboy Gear, Boots, Museums, Murals... so much to see and do! Thanks to Vegas PBS and Outdoor Nevada for capturing it pe...
10/07/2021
Outdoor Nevada S5 Ep4 | Amazing Elko

Cowboy Gear, Boots, Museums, Murals... so much to see and do! Thanks to Vegas PBS and Outdoor Nevada for capturing it perfectly!

with- J.M. Capriola, Cowboy Arts and Gear Museum, Patty Fox, Catherine Wines, Elko Convention & Visitors Authority, Elko DBA, Elko Area Chamber

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #outdoornevada #pbsvegas #pbs #lookatelkoshine #downtown #downtownelko #elkoontv #elkogrowingup

The town of Elko is rich in history, cowboy traditions and art. John visits JM Capriola’s, a local saddle shop specializing in handmade horse and rancher gea...

Have a great week, and a great fall arties! 😉#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #fall #autumn
10/06/2021

Have a great week, and a great fall arties! 😉
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #fall #autumn

Have a great week, and a great fall arties! 😉
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #fall #autumn

ELKO, NEVADA IS THE VERY BEST PLACE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD TO LIVE!Yesterday, a very nice lady, that wouldn't even tell...
10/03/2021

ELKO, NEVADA IS THE VERY BEST PLACE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD TO LIVE!
Yesterday, a very nice lady, that wouldn't even tell us her name, came by the library and gave us a $100 donation to help pay for future murals!
Thank You!!!
If you would like to help pay for future murals please consider a donation to Elko Art Foundation, 421 Railroad Street ste 208 Elko, Nevada, 89801.
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you!!!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #donationsalwayswelcome #thankyou

ELKO, NEVADA IS THE VERY BEST PLACE IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD TO LIVE!
Yesterday, a very nice lady, that wouldn't even tell us her name, came by the library and gave us a $100 donation to help pay for future murals!
Thank You!!!
If you would like to help pay for future murals please consider a donation to Elko Art Foundation, 421 Railroad Street ste 208 Elko, Nevada, 89801.
We are a 501c3 non-profit organization. All donations are tax deductible.
Thank you!!!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #donationsalwayswelcome #thankyou

Progress at the library mural today! It has taken a while because life gets in the way… but we are dedicated to putting ...
10/03/2021

Progress at the library mural today!
It has taken a while because life gets in the way… but we are dedicated to putting titles on the books including local authors, important books to Elko Co., and important books to the art of literature!!
Thanks to Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System for letting us express ourselves on your wall!!!
The only thing that you absolutely have to know is the location of the library!
-Albert Einstein
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkoartfestival #paintthistown #richinart #booksmatter #library #librariesmatter #finditatthelibrary #booksmatter #read #finditatthelibrary #librarylife #alberteinstein #einsteinsaid #einsteinquotes

Christmas and Holiday shopping is just around the corner. How awesome would it be if we all did all our holiday giving s...
09/30/2021

Christmas and Holiday shopping is just around the corner. How awesome would it be if we all did all our holiday giving supporting local businesses that support everything that makes our community great?!? Especially local artists, cultural gift shops and everyone who makes Elko unique and interesting and the very best place to live!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #shoplocal #helpthosethathelpus #community #christmasshopping #givelocal #keepitcountry #keepitlocal #keepitrural #loveyourneighbor #wereallinthistogether #corporateguysdontneedyourmoney #youcanmakethedifference

Christmas and Holiday shopping is just around the corner. How awesome would it be if we all did all our holiday giving supporting local businesses that support everything that makes our community great?!? Especially local artists, cultural gift shops and everyone who makes Elko unique and interesting and the very best place to live!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #shoplocal #helpthosethathelpus #community #christmasshopping #givelocal #keepitcountry #keepitlocal #keepitrural #loveyourneighbor #wereallinthistogether #corporateguysdontneedyourmoney #youcanmakethedifference

Edgar Garcia works for A.M. Engineering here in Elko and in his free time he paints ‘inspiring’ and ‘hopeful’ messages f...
09/29/2021

Edgar Garcia works for A.M. Engineering here in Elko and in his free time he paints ‘inspiring’ and ‘hopeful’ messages for us all! Thanks so much for your time and colorful positive messages Edgar!

You can find Edgar on Instagram @garcia_graffiti92!

with- Elko DBA, The City of Elko, Elko Convention & Visitors Authority, Nevada Gold Mines, Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System, Stockmen's Casino and Ramada Hotel

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkoartfestival #panitthistown #richinart #hope #inspire

Matt McDowell is a Reno artist who painted a fantastic mural at the Sierra Electronics building on 7th Street. It brough...
09/28/2021

Matt McDowell is a Reno artist who painted a fantastic mural at the Sierra Electronics building on 7th Street. It brought life to that building and the whole street. The rock pile is a tribute to the Shoshone word for ‘Elko’ which means ‘pile of rocks’. The rest is a tribute to all of Elko which is the heart of Nevada, and Nevada which is the heart of the west! We ❤️ this mural!

Matt painted in 2019 at Thunderbird Motel and has smaller works all over Elko that he sold last time he was here! You can find Matt on Instagram @emceedowell. Thanks Matt!

With- Elko Convention & Visitors Authority, Nevada Gold Mines, The City of Elko, Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System, Elko DBA

#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkoartfestival #richinart #paintthistown #rightintheheartofthegoldenwest #homemeansnevada

Rachel K Pittario is a local artist that painted again this year! We loved them both in 2019 but this year at the Family...
09/26/2021

Rachel K Pittario is a local artist that painted again this year! We loved them both in 2019 but this year at the Family Resource Center is even better, don't you think?!? Thanks Rachel for sharing you time and talents!

Thank you again to our sponsors! Elko DBA, The City of Elko, Elko Convention & Visitors Authority, Stockmen's Casino and Ramada Hotel, Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System, OfficeMax, Ahern Rentals, Kinross Gold, Southwest Gas Corporation, Nevada Gold Mines!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkoartfestival #painthistown #richinart #thankyou #elkofamilyresourcecenter

Phil Nichols and Kristen Nichols are a husband and wife artist team that tackled one of the most blighted buildings we p...
09/25/2021

Phil Nichols and Kristen Nichols are a husband and wife artist team that tackled one of the most blighted buildings we painted this year. They did a transformation that is a little hard to believe it turned out so great and made that building look so different. This one has been a crowd favorite!

They both painted in 2019 and also serve on the Rides and Rods Elko Classic Car Show board. We're lucky to have such talented and dedicated people in our community! Thanks guys, can't wait to see what you paint next time. You can find them on Insta too!

Thanks again to our awesome sponsors, Nevada Gold Mines, Elko Convention & Visitors Authority, Stockmen's Casino and Ramada Hotel, The City of Elko, Elko-Lander-Eureka County Library System, Elko DBA!
#elkoarts #elkoculture #elkonevada #exploreelko #elkoartfestival #richinart #paintthistown

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Hi, I teach music at Liberty Peak Elementary. I'm looking for some fun Basque songs for my 4th graders. Ideas???
The Silver Stage Players and DLC present, Bard in the Yard 5: Bottoms Up! Tickets go on sale June 1st at the Elko Chamber of Commerce. Call 775-934-3721 for more info! It's Shakespeare under the stars!
If you're an artist or arts org and you're hosting a Mother's Day art sale anywhere in (or near) Nevada or Tahoe, please send deets and a photo to [email protected]. I'll mention your event in a listing this Friday on Double Scoop.
Hi Elko! ... If your art event has gone digital, you can keep using Double Scoop's statewide art events calendar. I added these categories. If you need an additional category, just LMK. https://www.doublescoop.art/events/
Hello Elko! If your art show was canceled or cut short due to coronavirus precautions, send a video walk-through to [email protected], and I'll post it on Double Scoop. Here's what we've got so far. It's been really fun to see these:
I love how your events incorporate both art and film because I personally can’t discuss either one without my mind considering what constitutes the success of one without another. I love watching films that heavily incorporate artistic elements into their cinematography because it makes the visual pictures so much more interesting and can tell you a lot about the characters and plot. A movie that finds harmony within both realms is Empathy Inc. which impressively merges sci-fi and neo-noir into a unique and ambitious aesthetic film. The film’s use of monochrome, shadows, and camera angles give the viewer a certain insight into the characters’ internal battles between right and wrong while giving the film and it’s modern technology a classic feel. It’s an excellent film and a great source for conversation and analysis which I totally encourage art connoisseurs like yourselves to watch!! It’s easily available on streaming platforms like Amazon and I’d love to discuss it with anyone who watches!!
love the murals, brings continuity to the town 😃
Artists, educators, nonprofit organizations, & public institutions – please join us for our free grant workshops this November 12th at the Western Folklife Center from 5:30 -7:00 pm. Workshops will focus on the Nevada Arts Council grant program for Fiscal Year 2021, applying for a grant using our online grant management system, as well as preparing competitive and compelling grant applications. https://www.facebook.com/events/411620356412080/
Enjoy another read from the Mural Expo
Street art worldwide has come to incorporate ideas about community and inclusion. The Elko Mural Expo has its finger on the pulse of that trend. More on Double Scoop, Nevada's arts news site.
We hope to see you this evening for opening night of Poe & Pints 2019!
OPENING NIGHT! Please join us for live theatre this evening! GBC Theater Department Stages Incredible Stories The Great Basin College Theatre Program presents Incredible Stories and Other Back Issues June 13th through the 15th and June 20th through the 22nd. Performances will take place on stage at the Great Basin College Theatre beginning at 7 PM. Tickets are now on sale at the Controller's Office in Berg Hall on GBC’s Elko campus. General Admission tickets are just $10, $5 for students and seniors. Tickets will also be available at the door! Incredible Stories and Other Back Issues is the full-length play world debut of local playwright, author, and GBC English Professor Josh Webster. The story centers on the life of nebbish comic book/sci-fi writer Bill Hauser over the course of four decades. From childhood to first writing job, from successful author to middle-age, the lonely and self-tortured writer’s life takes an incredible turn when his long since spurned comic book characters try to convince him to either take pen in hand and breathe life into them once more or destroy them forever! Frank L. Sawyer and Josh Webster take on directing duties while GBC Theater Department Professor John Patrick Rice serves as Producing Artistic Director. Local artists participating in the production include Dawn Bartlett, Don Jones, Derek Burwell, Erika Patrick, Nick Cdebaca, Ian Montgomery, Paul Gregory, David Patrick, Zachary Montgomery, Kinyon Moore, Rebecca Stanton, Kelsey Rogers, Meghan Jonas, Kate Garrison, Dianna DuSoleil, Caleb Micheli, Wendy Lloyd, Toril Tapia, Sandy Beeler among others. This play contains strong language and adult situations. For more information please contact Frank L. Sawyer at 775-934-3721, [email protected] or Josh Webster at [email protected].