Nevada Gourd Society

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NGS is proud to announce the 2020 ....

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5pm - 8pm Friday       9am - 5pm Saturday        9am - 3pm  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.

We will have a raffle with many nice prizes again this year. The raffle proceeds will be going to a local non-profit organization.


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

Visit to see all that Carson City has to offer.


We are already signing up artists and vendors to participate in this year's festival. A list of attending artists and vendors will be posted soon.

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


2020 Classes will be open for viewing and registration on May 1, 2020.

We'll have 3 fun days of classes from September 11th through the 13th.

Once again, we are planning 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, this is a great 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.

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We are currently taking booth applications from sellers of gourd, basketry, and wood art and sellers of art supplies. If you would like to have a booth at our 2020 festival, please fill out the vendor application.

Are you a vendor, but you can't attend the 2020 festival? Get on our vendor's mailing list.

We are now taking teaching applications from gourd, basketry, and other art teachers for the 2020 festival. Click here if you'd be interested in applying to teach.

If you are a teacher, and you'd like us to contact you about our festivals, get on our teacher's mailing list.

Carson City Lodging

Click the following link to download a list of hotels and RV parks in the Carson City area.  Hotel and RV Park List

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