Elko County Art Club’s passion is in our name, ART. Art is diverse, with many unique forms of expression falling within the definition. We love all the uniques forms of art and hope that the feeling comes across to Artists and the community.
The mission of Elko County Art Club is to support and nurture local artists by providing opportunities for socializing with other artists, pursuing artistic growth, exhibiting and selling their art, and by developing the appreciation of art in the community.
Over 40 years ago, a group of local artists and friends founded ECAC with the basic intent of interpersonal relationships between local artists.
Every artist is first an amateur.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Interest continued to grow through the years, artist demonstrations and exhibitions were organized, community art scholarships were added, and in 1978, the first annual Art in the Park, an artist vendor event, took place at the Elko Main City Park.
Always wanting to grow, to support artists and bring artistic endeavors to the community; ECAC went a new direction and the 501(c)(3) was established and the Gallery opened.
The vision for Elko County Art Club is to foster, promote, and sponsor activities which aim to expand artistic perception and increase public interest in the arts and related activities.
Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.
Gift & Art Gallery
The ECAC Gift & Art Gallery is a co-op, stocked by regional artists, makers, and crafters.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm
Check the webpage for Special Event Hours or call 775-753-8170.
Featured Artist exhibitions, public receptions, and competitions supported by ECAC and the Gallery. View Artists and featured Artists on our website.
Elko County Fair
At the end of September, Elko County Art Club organizes and judges the Fine Arts artwork at the Elko County Fair.
Student Art Show & Scholarship
Art in the Park
Elko’s Premiere Art Festival & Marketplace
Art in the Park is held annually the second weekend in July, in Elko’s beautiful main city park. This vendor event hosts retail vendors, the majority selling handcrafted items, food vendors, entertainment, children’s activities, artist demonstrations and an overall family friendly environment.