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

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

Admission is Free     *     Parking is Free

The 2017 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 Carson City in September because of our great weather and wonderful things to do so close by:

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

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

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

We have a great “line up” of basketry and gourd 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.

Click here to view all of the classes.

Note: All of our vendor booths are currently sold out. We are accepting applications for our waiting list. To fill out the waiting list application, click here.

Are you a seller of gourding supplies, but you can't attend the 2017 festival? Click here 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.

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