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.
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.
Even museums have to do a little spring cleaning once in a while. Now, for the first time in over a decade and a half, the Crocker will say good bye to several dozen works of art.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held this afternoon for the grand opening of a grand experiment in Sacramento - the first affordable housing development for local musicians, painters, dancers and other artists.
Sacramento State students this week are getting a first-hand look at ancient Tibetan culture.