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 project to connect military veterans with the arts has resulted in an exhibit of black and white portraits in Marysville.
Arts were a focal point of this week's Sacramento City Council meeting.
An arts project to connect Sacramento and West Sacramento is on the verge of receiving a $250,000 in local and federal money.
Hundreds of arts and culture programs throughout California will be getting financial boosts. The California Arts Council has announced more than $8.5 million in grants to nonprofit groups throughout the state.
Once the City of Sacramento approves the building permits, construction can begin on the new B Street Theater project.