Volunteers to the Ely Renaissance
Society began by
commissioning murals to show the lifestyle of this
Nevada community from historical perspectives such
as the Pony Express, as well as modern times and the
“age of communication”. Sculptures made from mining
machinery and parks with labyrinths, began to spring
up one by one.
The Global Mural Association held their 2004
conference in Ely to celebrate the accomplishment.
Tourists now take the “Art Walk” to enjoy over 22
murals and sculptures in the downtown area.
The next venture of the group was to purchase a piece
of property made up of 12 shotgun houses and a barn.
These small houses have been made into unique
museums depicting the turn of the century population
of Ely. Re-enactments and living history presentations
are held at the “Ely Renaissance Village” as well as
many other yearly activities from Farmer’s Market to
the Art/Wine Walk which celebrates local Nevada
artists andtheir work.
Some Videos of Society Ely