Baskets and Gourds Containers of Our Culture

The conference is sponsored by the Tulare/Sequoia Gourd Patch, and the California Gourd Society.

We’re so glad you’re coming to the Central Valley ‐ we have a wonderful conference planned, and as you schedule your trip, we hope that you’ll consider extending your stay to enjoy the many opportunities our beautiful area has to offer.

First, Visalia is aptly named “The Jewel of the Valley.” It’s a unique city with small town charm, parks, rivers, lakes, and great restaurants. You might catch a Rawhide baseball game, play some golf, walk the trails, ride the trolley, or try your luck in a nearby casino.

Perhaps you feel more adventurous and want to go white‐water rafting on your way up to Sequoia National Park. Once in the park, hike up Moro Rock, and stroll amongst the giant sequoias. Plan on spending a few days camping with your family or stay in Three Rivers at the Lazy J Motel.

If you plan carefully, your visit to the area could also include the Three Rivers JazzAffair, the California Antique Farm Equipment Show, or Team Roping at a local rodeo.

So, consider combining your creative energy at our Baskets and Gourds Conference with a family vacation and experience the varied activities in the Central Valley.

FRIDAY, APRIL 24:
Arts Visalia
214 E. Oak Avenue, Visalia, California
(559) 739‐0905

SATURDAY, APRIL 25:
Elks Lodge
3100 W. Main Street, Visalia, CA
Silent Auction opens 8:00am
Check‐in 8:00am – 8:45am
Artisans and Vendors 8:00am – 5:00pm
Classes
(Lunch time is at the discretion of the teacher)
9:00am – 4:00pm
Teachers’ Marketplace and Reception 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Buffet Dinner and Keynote Speaker 6:00pm – 8:30pm
Silent Auction Ends 6:30pm ‐ Results forthcoming

SUNDAY, APRIL 26:
Elks Lodge
3100 W. Main Street, Visalia, CA
Check‐in 8:00am – 8:45am
Artisans and Vendors 8:00am – 4:00pm
Classes
(Lunch time is at the discretion of the teacher)


FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
Toni Best
P.O. Box 6846
Visalia, CA 93290
(559) 627‐5430
tonibestbaskets@gmail.com

or visit the website at: https://basketsandgourds.com

or Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/498750153543068

Classes

Double click to view class pictures or download the brochure pdf.

You can use the PayPal botton below to pay online or print from the catalog. 
Scholarship

At the 2018 conference we awarded scholarships to 13 needy students. We are trying to do this again this year, however, have had no luck with obtaining grants. Anyone who would like to donate, the scholarships are $125 per student. Please help spread the love of art to these kids.
Silent Auction

If you would like to contribute anything to our Silent Auction we are seeking donations at this time. Please contact Toni Best if you have any questions.
 
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Please note: You must still mail in your registration form when paying online.


Basket Conference 2020
Vendor Application (COMING SOON)

To print and download double click on this link
 
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