"Art Spot Reno recently gave one of the largest and most unselfish gifts to the Elko community, the Elko Mural Expo,” said Mayor Reece Keener as he introduced the organization honored for Service to the Arts. Geralda Miller, executive director of Art Spot, accepted the award, telling the audience "Elko is on the map for its art." She said Lt. Gov. Kate Marshall and one of the founders of Burning Man responded favorably to the massive project that involved about 40 local, regional and international artists painting 56 walls in downtown Elko last month. "Let the arts be a driver and definitely [let Elko] be an arts destination," Miller said. "Keep it up. We're excited. I'm excited to see what else happens in beautiful Elko."