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.
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.
Using art to teach a student math may sound odd, but a group of educators says it can and should be done. And they’re using a change in how California students are taught as a chance to spread their message.
The City is in fact-finding mode as it considers a new performing-arts theater downtown.
Jody Ulich has been named Director of the City's Convention and Cultural Services Department. That includes the Sacramento Metropolitan Arts Commission, Fairy Tale Town, the Historic City Cemetery, and the Discovery Science Center.