The White Pine Children’s Art Festival was founded in 2010 by local parents interested in providing something fun and educational for the children of Ely, NV. The festival was put together in response to the budget cuts that eliminated art and music education from the Ely schools, it was the hope that even providing a short week of art and music instruction would be better than nothing. Over the years, the art festival has grown to include over 50 classes in art, writing, dance, music and theater and has welcomed over 200 students to participate. The festival is run completely by volunteers and community donations.

We are excited to be “Powered by” Bristlecone Arts Council. Bristlecone Arts has been a big supporter of the festival and has partnered with us to help us achieve our goals for the festival. We are grateful to each of our sponsors who have made this year, and every year of the art festival possible. We are especially thankful to the White Pine County School District for providing a location and busing for the event and Tiffany Swetich State Farm for sponsoring our event for the last six years. Thank you for all your help, we hope to continue putting this event together for many years to come.


Sponsors for 2015:

  • White Pine County School District
  • Bristlecone Arts Council
  • Robinson Nevada Mining Company
  • Midway Gold
  • Rotary Club of Ely
  • Ely Family Dental
  • Dr. Shannon Michael Sena, DDS
  • Bronze Beauty 24 hour Tanning
  • Mt. Wheeler Power
  • Tiffany Swetich State Farm
  • Ramada Copper Queen
  • Pizza Factory
  • Graphics and Technology Center
  • The Flower Basket
  • JCR Development
  • Nevada Bank and Trust
  • Riot Inc.
  • The First National Bank of Ely
  • Desert Mountain Realty
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