Elko Correspondence – July 2019

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Art in the Park

Elko County Art Club’s annual Art in the Park craft and arts show is coming! July 13th and 14th, 2019! There’s something for everyone, so bring the family. Live art demos, professional art, handmade crafts, food, entertainment, and kids activities, and more!

Ruby Mountain Balloon Festival

The balloons return to Elko for three days of flying on July 26-29. FMI – https://www.facebook.com/rubymountainballoonfestival/

Downtown Wine Walk

It’s time to get out your “Americana” attire as the Elko Downtown Business Association hosts the Red, White & Wine Walk on Saturday, July 13th. Dress in your best yankee doodle dandy get-ups, as you discover all that Downtown Elko has to offer, and you could win big in the DBA costume contest! The fun begins at the Commercial Casino at 4 pm. For just $25 you’ll receive a glass for sampling and endless reasons to stroll through downtown on this self-guided tour. A designated driver cup is available for $10, sponsored by Kidwell & Gallagher. The 2019 DBA wine walks are sponsored by Stockmen’s Casino and Ramada Hotel and the Commercial Casino Elko.

There is always something new in Elko’s arts and culture scene and I wanted to spread the word about an upcoming event.

Elko Mural Project

The Elko Arts and Cultural Advisory Board have teamed with Art Spot Reno to bring a large mural exposition and art festival to downtown Elko during the end of September. 12 local artists, 25 regional artists, and two international artists will spend four days painting, on more than 30 walls of local businesses and public spaces. The muralists will be the stars of the Expo but they will be accompanied by art lectures, film screenings, live music, workshops, mural tours, an Elko DBA sponsored special wine walk, and urban art exhibits in local downtown galleries. Elko got a sneak preview of the murals last fall when four murals were painted on the wall of Ogi Deli on Commercial Street in downtown Elko. FMI – https://www.facebook.com/Elko-Arts-and-Culture-Advisory-Board-446390528764116/

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I’ll end this month with good news on Lamoille Canyon. After last year’s fire, the canyon is showing great signs of recovery as the native vegetation is coming back strong. So come on out and enjoy a drive and a hike while checking out the show of wildflowers.

— Doug Clarke

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