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Western Mercantile


During the National Cowboy Poetry Gathering, you'll find the highest quality authentic western gear, arts and crafts at this marketplace.

NOTE: This list is past information, for the 35th Gathering, January 28-February 2, 2019. We anticipate this listing will begin to update in mid-January, 2020.

The Mercantile is located in the Elko Convention & Visitors Authority Conference Center
724 Moren Way, Elko, Nevada 89801
(right next door to the Convention Center)

B.E.S.T. Arts 4 U - Las Vegas, NV

Earnestine and Bovvie Ann Howell have a wide selection of goods: from pottery to handwoven scarves, jackets, baby blankets, rugs and shawls to wall art including photographs of Nevada, landscapes and drawings on cut paper.

Big Sky Antlers & Montana Turtle - Stevensville, MT 

Elk and deer antler sheds are the base of the hand-crafted belt buckles, sculptures, furniture and more by Craig Krzychi, while Turtle Klaus creates hand engraved jewelry, demonstrating an old-world feeling with hammer and chisel to create necklaces, rings, spurs, belt buckles, money clips and more. 

Caroline Christie Fine Art - Colrain, MA 

Photographer and painter Caroline Christie has captured images of wild horses from Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains to the wild ponies of Chincoteague on the island of Assateague, Virginia. Christie has great respect for and is fascinated by the fragility and energy of all nature, especially leaves, with their striking beauty, subtle imperfections and harmonious colors.

Chaz Mitchell Custom Hatz - New Castle, UT

Chaz Mitchell is the man behind these hand-crafted, home-made, hair-raising hats, made by a witty, wild-eyed, western-bred buckaroo. Quality workmanship, USA-best products only, of pure beaver felt, ribbon, silver conchos and good quality leather sweatbands so you can wear your hat all day and not want to take it off for bed.

The Colorful Cowgirl - Montello, NV

Handmade horsehair mecates, snaffle bits, two-reins and bosals/hackamores (twisted from horse mane hair, other textures if specially-ordered). Sizes vary, and all ropes are made without a core in the center. Your horse will love these traditional pieces by third-generation braider, Helen Dougal Corbari, and Gloria Keys, fourth-generation braider.

Cowgirl Creations - Elko, NV

Candice Rex, owner and curator of Elko's beloved Shabby Shanty shop, is featuring “edgy” unique vintage, refurblished and handmade pieces of Western-inspired furniture and home décor in our Mercantile.

D & S Designs - Marsing, ID

Don and Shirly Bishop offer handmade necklaces, bracelets, earrings and scarf slides of sliver, pewter, stainless steel and leather paired with semi-precious stone elements for jewely that brings out their natural beauty for that one-of-a-kind, go-to appearance.

Desert Sage Bead Art - Sparks, NV

As a non-Native American, Kathleen Brannon feels most fortunate to learn the techniques of bead work from extraordinary Navajo artists, who were generous in sharing their artistic knowledge. A trained acrylic artist who evolved to bead work in the mid 1980s, Brannon's work uses ancient symbols of first peoples worldwide with an integrity of color to transform her designs into contemporary bead art cuff bracelets.

Melindahorn Silver - Hico, TX

Hand-engraved jewelry from sterling silver, copper and brass. Melinda Horn offers completely unique works in style and look - earrings, pendants, scarf slides, bracelets and rings.

IFA Country Stores - Elko, NV

IFA Country Stores offer a wide variety of goods for agriculture, rural and urban country iiving, including clothing and footwear. At the IFA Elko Location, you’ll also find equine needs, home and garden, livestock and agriculture, and pet supplies. Don’t forget the Cowboy Breakfast on Friday at 390 30th Street (East on Idaho Street, right turn on 30th Street) from 8:00 - 10:00 am: contact them at 775-738-6233.

John Mabe: Handmade Knives - Haines, OR

Making original hand-forged knives for 17 years, John Mabe has developed his own method of creating knives from a fascinating selection of different steels, so every knife is one-of-a-kind. Also offering purse accessories for the discerning woman.

Magdalina Art Studio - Sacramento, CA

Born in Russia/Siberia, alumni of Russa's most prestigious Surikov Art Academy of Moscow and former professor at Krasnoyarsk Art Institute, Valeriy Kagounkin became a U.S. citizen in 1998. Growing up in a farming community, Valeriy always wanted to live the cowboy way. He now brings the two cultures together in Western art, using bold colors in acrylics and oil.

Thomas Mitchell Fine Art Photography - Midvale, UT

Thomas W. Mitchell began photography as a hobby that quickly turned into a lifestyle of always taking photographs. Fine art photography of wildlife and landscapes printed on paper, canvas and aluminum. Framed in barnwood and other rustic materials.

Montana Metal Art - Bozeman, MT

Brian Nelson's Montana Metal Art company offers unique 3-dimensional metal art decor for your home, office, ranch, cabin or vacation property. The company also creates custom signs. Each creation is made from a hand-drawn design by artist Cameron Marcoux of 100% USA products, and then individually CNC precision cut for accuracy, finished with high-quality clear coats.

Orderville Vines - Delta, UT

Esther Duncan employs both cram pot and ice-dyed techniques in creating her line of wonderful-to-wear silk scarves and wild rags, with a color palette from wood roots, resin, nuts and bugs for color and alum, copper and iron as mordents and modifiers.

Pope’s Fine Leather - Elk Ridge, UT

Lee Pope offers sheepskin-lined cell phone cases, handcrafted to fit your phone; knife and tool holsters, crafted to fit perfectly; packer saddle bags-saw included; and the Dee Crown Collection of engraved or plain necklace pendants, bolo ties and scarf slides.

Rockin’ 3-H BBQ Sauce & Dippen’ Sauce - Lakeview, OR

Stop by for some delicious sauces crafted by Andy Hogue and Cheryl McGinty…and a few leather products.

Shooting Star Saddlery - Niarada, MT

Jeff Morrow is dedicated to making fine gear from the best leather available (including exotics!), building heirloom-quality saddles, chaps and chinks, and gun accessories in leather, as well as personal items and custom work.

Silver State Apparel - Reno, NV

Patty McConnel and Julene Franklin offer women's western shirts for concealed carry, purses, bullet jewelry, pocket knives & leather covered flasks.

TLA Treasures - Holladay, UT

April Fisher, proprieter: featuring handcrafted diamond-cut pewter goods. Hair clips and barrettes, belt buckles, bolo ties, concho belts, fingurines, necklace sets, and more.

Triggers Boutique - Reno, NV

Sue and Rusty Herberger have gathered together the ultimate in Cowgirl Chic, with high-end ladies wear and accessories for every aspiring fashionista's dream – clothing, boots, jewelry, purses and more.

Twelve Baskets Book Publishing, LLC - Rogerson, ID

Self-published author Gus Brackett’s booth features western-themed books, including the popular Badger Thurston children’s book series.

The Wild Hare - Battle Mountain, NV

Shar Peterson and Mandi Mudd, co-owners of The Wild Hare, specialize in redesigning and customizing handcrafted upholstered vintage furniture and home furnishings for the Western home.

Wild Mane Pillows - Pocatello, ID

Beautiful handcrafted pillows for the Western-themed home, and natural (sheep) fleece pet beds, all crafted by Karen Snyder.

Kathy Wipfler Fine Art - Jackson, WY

Paintings, drawings, woodblock prints, neck ties and stationary are available from artist Kathy Wipfler, all with a rich view of the natural life and cowboy experience in the mountains of western Wyoming.


Chaz Hats banner image by Jessica Brandi Lifland.
Gallery of 2019 Mercantile vendor images: Triggers Boutique, photographer unknown; Valeriy Kagounkin by David Tau; Big Sky Antlers, photographer unknown; TLA Treasures by Charlie Ekburg.