36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering Celebrates Black Cowboys, Tickets Now On Sale

Trail Blazers quilt
The wait is over! Tickets are now on sale to the general public for the
36th National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, which will take place in Elko
January 27 – February 1, 2020. Many shows and workshops are already filling up after the member pre-sale, so don’t wait to get the best seats to the hottest shows!
For 36 years during the heart of winter, thousands have traveled to Elko to listen, learn, and share stories of ranching and the rural West through poetry, music, and stories. The National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, presented by the Western Folklife Center, has been called the most honest and open-hearted festival in America.

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New Exhibit at the Western Folklife Center for Elko Mural Expo

Russel "buZ blurr" Butler, Untitled #1, mixed media

Russel “buZ blurr” Butler, Untitled #1, mixed media

As muralists descend on downtown for the Elko Mural Expo, the Western Folklife Center will host multiple events in collaboration with Art Spot Reno.

Opening September 16 in the Wiegand Gallery is Climb Down the Ladder, This Painting is Done: Contemporary Muralists, Outside In, a group exhibition of works by participating muralists. These small-scale pieces will be available for purchase through the Gift Shop and will be on display through December 14.
The exhibition will have its official kickoff on Wednesday, September 25 at the Western Folklife Center’s Pioneer Saloon with an opening reception and artist welcome party from 7 – 9 pm.

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