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Announcing the 2021 ....

5pm - 8pm Friday        9am - 5pm Saturday         10am - 3pm Sunday

Admission is Free             Parking is Free

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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.

The 2021 Raffle....

We will have our biggest raffle ever this year with many, many wonderful prizes. Thanks so much to our Donors, who have been so generous to benefit a most deserving non-profit organization, Meals on Wheels in Carson City, NV. Here is our current list of Donors and the items they have donated.

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? 

2021 Classes are now open for registration! View the class line-up. 

We'll have 3 fun days of classes from September 10th through the 12th.

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 2021 festival, please fill out the online vendor application.

Are you a vendor, but you can't attend the 2021 festival? Get on our vendor's mailing list.