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.

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.