Spirit of the Desert Gourd Society December happenings

Colleen McKnight

Spirit of the Desert, a sanctioned gourd patch of the Arizona Gourd Society, will have its annual Christmas Party on Dec. 6, 2019. We will meet at Poolside in Oakwood CC at 4 p.m. for our usual potluck and “gourdament” exchange. This party is for members only.

We do invite everyone to our next regular monthly meeting on Jan. 16, 2020, in the Arts and Crafts Room of SLCC at 4 p.m. We meet on the third Thursday of each month (October through April).

Spirit of the Desert is open to everyone in the Valley who has an interest in gourd art. Our membership is complete with all levels of “gourdists,” from novice to Grand Masters. Most gourdists are involved in several workshops per week, and this gives them experience and advice through active mentoring.

All members are looking forward to the largest gourd festival in the United States, the Wuertz Gourd Festival, Feb. 7-9, 2020, in Casa Grande AZ. This festival features the Arizona Gourd Society state competition, over 90 gourd classes and vendor booths full of gourds for sale, as well as supplies necessary to create all gourd art. For more information, check out WuertzFarms.com. Whether you are a gourdist or just love beautiful art, it’s a fun, interesting day that’s in your backyard.

See more about us at SpiritDesertGourds.com or call Colleen McKnight at 360-770-6584.