Nevada Gourd Society

  Est 2016

The Nevada Gourd Society is proud to announce the 2018 ....

    9am - 5pm Saturday   *    10am - 4pm  Sunday

Admission is Free    *    Parking is Free

The Silver State Art Festival, sponsored by the Nevada Gourd Society, is a collaborative gathering of several of the natural fine artistry entities in and around the state of Nevada. This festival is comprised of gourd art and basketry art as well as other fine art and fine craft media. Vendors in attendance will be displaying and selling artwork and art supplies. In addition, there will be classes for those interested a hands-on learning experience. Our goal is to have a fun and educational festival for all who want to know more about the beautiful world of the natural arts.

This INDOOR festival is being held at the Fuji Exhibit Hall in beautiful Carson City, Nevada. Click here to view the address and a map of this location.

Carson City is a perfect location for a festival! Visitors from far and wide visit in September because of our great weather and all the wonderful things to do in this area of Nevada:

  • Virginia City, a quaint historic town
  • Beautiful Lake Tahoe
  • Reno, just minutes away
  • Casinos, restaurants and great shopping
  • Fly fishing on the Truckee or Carson rivers
  • RV parks and hotels close by

Carson City is the Nevada state capitol. Visit to see all that Carson City has to offer.

Please help us get the word out. Click here to download our festival flyer to share with your friends.


2018 Classes will be posted SOON!

We'll have 3 fun days of classes from September 14th through the 16th. At this time we are working with teachers and setting up our class schedules. We'll have our classes posted here on May 1st.

Contact us to get your name on our list, and you will get an email from us as soon as classes are posted and registration is open.

Once again, we will have a great “line up” of gourd and basketry art classes. This is your opportunity to learn something new or to learn new techniques in a hands-on environment. We hope you will take advantage of this great opportunity to make new friends and to create wonderful art. 

If you've never taken a gourd or basketry class, now is the time to take the plunge. Even better, get a friend to take a class with you! Most of our classes are designed to be easy enough for beginners, and fun for all levels of gourders and basket weavers.

If you would be interested in teaching one or more gourding or basketry classes, please click here to fill out a teacher application.

If your schedule doesn't permit you to teach at our 2018 festival, but you'd like to receive email notifications for our future festivals, Contact us to get on our teacher's mailing list.

We are currently accepting festival vendor applications for sellers of gourd, basketry, and wood art and sellers of art supplies. If you would like to purchase space at our festival, click here to fill out the vendor application.

Are you a vendor, but you can't attend the 2018 festival? Contact us to get on our vendor's mailing list.

Carson City Lodging

Click below to download a list of hotels and RV parks in the Carson City area.

                             Hotel and RV Park List

Check out the info and photos of last year's festival here: