Elko is in northeast Nevada, about four hours away from Reno.
Under the theme "Expressing the Rural West - Into the Future," the celebration will feature poetry, music, films and exhibitions.
The gathering will also feature discussions on various issues affecting the rural West, including how to keep young people working on the ranch and how social media and modern communication are helping young ranchers stay in touch and share experiences.
The Sacramento City Council has approved a $500,000 Art and Culture fund. The fund was created with the goal of supporting arts in diverse and underserved neighborhoods of the city.
After 40 years as La Raza Galeria Posada, Sacramento's oldest Latino arts group is changing its name to the Latino Center of Art and Culture. A renaming ceremony will be held later this week.
Eighteen California state prisons will have arts programs for a second year. One of those prisons is the California State Prison, Sacramento, also known as “new Folsom.”
Local classical music fans are rejoicing over the return of the Sacramento Philharmonic and Opera. The two groups took the last year off from performing to merge into one company. The first concert of the 2015-16 season is Saturday night.
Local artists can start submitting proposals for public art that will be displayed at the new arena in downtown Sacramento. A total of $1.5 million dollars in funding is available.