The Ely Art Bank is a home for local artists to show and sell their work. The Gallery has a permanent collection entitled "Art Among the Aspens" and is enriched with the work of many local, Great Basin, and Nevada artists 399 Aultman Street Ely, Nevada 89301 Open Fridays and Saturdays 10 am - 4 pm
When it opened in December 2013 it was welcomed as a gallery in an art-rich community, and two steps through the door demonstrates how well it has succeeded — paintings, photography, work in other media, enclose the space in the art of White Pine county.
And as a popular attraction to the traveling public — in itself a positive addition to the downtown — it has also become a de facto extension of the Visitor Center at the Chamber of Commerce.
The Art Bank is preparing a new gallery in the Mercantile store next door to house the famous Nevada art collection of Wally Cuchine, the retired impresario of the Eureka Opera House. Cuchine is legendary for his art acquisitions from Nevada artists over the years — enough to cover the walls of his residence, and also of the gutted single-wide next door which is his personal gallery. As it becomes publicly accessible in its own space the Cuchine Collction — more than 2,000 pieces — will be a priceless ornament in the city’s reputation.