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BASKETS AND GOURDS: Containers of Our Culture

New Brochure for 2022 now available! See below for more information.

GOOD NEWS!! The updated brochure will be available the first week in November! Please visit this website in November to download yours. Baskets & Gourds – Containers of our Culture 2020 is rescheduled to April 23 & 24, 2022, at the Elks Lodge in Visalia.

Baskets and Gourds 2022

Our 2022 Conference Brochure will be available in a few months.We will notify you when it is available. Thanks for your patience, and stay healthy!!

Conference Starts in:

We are very excited about our upcoming Conference!!

Elks Lodge, Mill Creek Conference Center, Visalia CA

Classes April 23 & 24, 2022

Sponsored by Tulare‐Sequoia Gourd Patch and the California Gourd Society

Area information

Welcome to Visalia, Tulare County, and nearby Sequoia National Park! 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.

Please help by becoming a scholarship sponsor!

The Baskets and Gourds conference offers scholarships for deserving students and needy artists. We need your help to make this happen. A donation of $125 funds one class, materials' fees, and lunch for a student. We feel it is important to spread the love and knowledge of these ancient arts. There is a Paypal option for your donation.

Conference Venue

Elks Lodge, Visalia

Visalia Elks Lodge

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Toni Best, P.O. Box 6846, Visalia CA 93290

tonibestbaskets@gmail.com 559-627-5430

Lunch

Lunch can be pre-ordered each day. Be sure to complete the lunch form found in the brochure and send it in with your registration!

Where to Stay

A block of 50 rooms at $80 per night has been set aside at the Lamp Liter Inn (walking distance to Elks Lodge) – Reserve Early by Phone! Lamp Liter Inn, 3300 W. Mineral King Ave. (559) 732-4511  or (800) 662-6692

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