Welcome to the World of Gourds

The Show-Me Gourd Society (SMGS) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1997. We are the XI Chapter of the American Gourd society (AGS) which oversees more than 25 state chapters in the nation.  Our purpose is to support the arts by promoting the gourd art medium. We do this by encouraging youth and adults to learn about gourd art through our festival workshops, competition, and patch meetings. Our organization is made up of people who love to share their talents with gourds.


 

2019 Gourd Art Festival

 

April 6-7, 2019

Creatures of the Land and Sea

LEARN MORE ABOUT THE FESTIVAL!

Ozark Empire Fairgrounds
3001 N. Grant Ave. - E*Plex West, Springfield, MO 


Gourd Artist of the Year 2018-9

 

Madonna Watermon


Call for Workshop Teachers!

If you are interested in teaching a workshop at the 2019 Missouri Gourd Art Festival please contact Sophia deLaat

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Call for Vendors!! We are seeking vendors who sell gourds (crafted or uncrafted) and art and tool suppliers for the 2019 SMGS Gourd Art Festival. Learn more!


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