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.
Critic Jeff Hudson says Sacramento’s Music Circus’ nostalgic musical “9 to 5,” based on the 37-year-old Dolly Parton film, may charm those with fond memories of the 1970s but have limited appeal for folks under 50.
A Planned Parenthood-sponsored art exhibit is on display downtown this week. The multimedia pieces highlight issues in reproductive health.
California is putting more money into the arts. Today, the California Arts Council announced it's awarding $15 million in grants to more than 1,000 grantees statewide.
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.