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Announcing the 2022 ....

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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.


Are you interested in a hands-on experience? Take advantage of the many gourd and art classes we'll be offering during the 3 days of our festival. There will be a variety of classes teaching techniques that you can apply to your gourd art, including beading, carving, wood burning, doll making, basket weaving, ink dyes, acrylic pouring and more! In addition, there will be a woodturning class and a class on how to work with wire to create a beautiful copper bracelet. We will even have a gourd class designed especially for beginners! 

The photos on the right are just a preview of some of our awesome 2022 classes.

Check out our full class gallery and sign up today!

2022 Class Photos Preview

Food and Drink

We will open the festival on Friday evening at 5 pm and we'll be serving wine to our patrons until 8 pm. We have also arranged to have a food truck on-site for Friday and Saturday. So plan to relax and partake in the delicious southwest cuisine of the Tacos Las Mission food truck.

Festival Hotel Rates

For those attending our festival, we have secured a few special hotel rates here in Carson City. To get the details, email us at and we will respond right away.

The 2022 Raffle

We will have another huge raffle this year with many, many wonderful prizes. This year all raffle proceeds will go to the Nevada Humane Society.

The Nevada Humane Society will participate in the festival this year with Pet Adoptions. Plan to stop by to see all of the fur babies looking for their forever homes.

Our Raffle Donors

Thanks so much to our raffle donors, who have been so generous to benefit local non-profit organizations. The business logos below represent just a few of our raffle donors. View the complete list of our raffle donors.

Our Sponsors

We also want to shout out a BIG thank you to our festival sponsors who so generously help to make our festival a great success. Click on the logos below to find out more about these wonderful businesses.

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 have a great group of artists and vendors participating in this year's festival. Why not join us and plan a fun visit to beautiful Carson City this September?


If you would like to have a booth at our 2022 festival, please email us at .

Are you a vendor, but you can't attend the 2022 festival? Get on our vendor's mailing list.​

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