Announcing the 2023 ....

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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.

The 2023 Raffle

We will have another huge raffle this year with many, many wonderful prizes. 

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.


If you would like to teach classes at our 2023 festival, please fill out the teacher's application here.

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If you would like to have a booth at our 2023 festival, please review the Vendor Information and email us at [email protected] .

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