Artwalk in Elko

Shining a Spotlight on Local Artists

Art was meant to be experienced freely and up close, which is why the downtown Elko mural artwalk is the perfect way to spend a lazy afternoon in town. Some treat it like a scavenger hunt with the aim of seeing all 100+ murals in one fell swoop, while others like to tease out the experience over time, finding murals organically as they explore Elko. Whether you take the self-guided tour or are just curious about the murals you see around Elko, you’re in the right spot.

So, what’s the story with Elko’s murals? Like many good things in Nevada, the idea sprang up from a single event. In 2019, more than 40 muralists from around Nevada and the world gathered to paint 51 murals across 30 walls. Since then, vibrant, colorful murals reflective of the area’s Basque and Native American heritage have held up a mirror to Elko’s diverse history, including that of the Old West, railroads, mining and Spanish influence.

Elko’s Artwalk Murals

Get to know the artists behind Elko’s famous murals. Find locations for all the murals along with a brief description of each below.

artwalk downtown in elko

Forbidden Fruit

Location: Roy’s Market
Artist: Angie Terrell — Reno
White bird, green cactus, and pink petals.

self guided tour in elko, nv

The Greeter

Location: Lipparelli Eye Office
Artist: Anthony Orgega — Reno
Mayan graphic

caterpillar mural in elko nv

The Metamorphosis of Love

Location: Idaho & Railroad Street Alley
Artist: Artie Richmond — Reno

hawaiian woman mural in elko nv


Artist: Bill Louis — Salt Lake City
Hawaiian woman

feathers mural


Location: Roy’s Market
Derek Yost — Portland
Multicolored feathers on red background

elko mural

Alma Y Corazon

Artist: Edwin Martinez Escobar — Reno
ELKO and gray street scene with colorful heart

blue rabbits mural

Jack Off

Location: Roy’s Market
Emily Montoya — Jiggs, NV
Blue rabbits with orange and yellow background

cactus mural

Saguaro Universe

Artist: Jamie Darragh — Reno
Cactus and white flowers on rust-colored background

wild horse mural

Ancient Wisdom of the Unattainable Beast

Location: Idaho & Railroad Street Alley
Jen Charboneau — Reno
Feral horse in field

portrait mural


Location: Roy’s Market
Joe C. Rock — Reno
“Loud as Folk” portrait

sunflower mural


Location: Roy’s Market
Kela Downs

mayor here to stay mural

The Mayor is Here to Stay

Location: Roy’s Market
Mallori Renee — Reno

vibrant mural elko

The Flower of Time

Artist: Nathaniel Benjamin — Reno
Red feet w/candles

antelope mural


Location: Roy’s Market
Artist: Rachel Pittaro — Elko
Antelope with black and white bird

basque mural


Location: Vogue Services
Artist: Sebas Velasco — Basque Country, Spain

dreams new frontier mural

Dreams Are the New Frontier

Location: Thunderbird Motel
Artist: Matthew McDowell — Reno, NV

sunrise mural elko

Sunrise of Champions

Artist: Brent Johnson —Elko

lone cowboy mural

Cowboy Dan

Artists: Dale & Jake Slingland — Reno
Dale Slingland is currently working on solo shows, group shows and outdoor events. Jake Slingland is a Reno-based cartoonist and illustrator.

spirit racer

Spirit Racer

Artists: Gina Holmberg — Elko

rattlesnake mountain mural

Rattlesnake Mountain

Artists: Hernan Borrero — Reno

joe c rock-mural

Conducting Business as Usual

Artists: Joe C. Rock — Reno
Joe C. Rock is a fine-art muralist with an emphasis on street art, graffiti, cartooning and realism, combining them all to create extraordinary works of art. He is now one of Reno’s premier muralists.

dinosaur mural

Surf N Turf

Artists: Mike Lucido— Reno
Mike Lucido is a working artist/illustrator.

himalayan snowcock

Himalayan Snowcock

Artists: Seth McCorkle — Reno

mexican doll mural

Mexican Doll

Artists: VAKA — Reno
VAKA has sold artwork for more than a decade, with a particular passion for creating murals.