Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival – Day One Photos

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What a stunning day, the first day of the two day Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival. The venue in Folsom City Park is just beautiful, a mixture of sun, filtered sun and shade. Whatever you needed, it was there.

The quality of the art is outstanding – so many fabulous artists. There are paint, metal, photo, crochet, arrangement, jewelry, fiber, leather and, of course, gourd artists. A really stunning array of styles and methods, well worth the visit.

Near to the end of my path today, I discovered the work of the amazing gourd-horsewoman. People were amazed at seeing an amazing live gourd person interacting with them.

Be sure to start early. I arrived at noon, thinking I’d stay for an hour, taking photos. Five hours later, I still hadn’t seen every stall.

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Selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser.
Selling raffle tickets as a fundraiser.
Rows of covered stalls at the Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Rows of covered stalls at the Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Open space between the stalls.
Open space between the stalls.
Craft people never stop working.
Craft people never stop working.
So many things to choose from at the Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival
So many things to choose from at the Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival
Intricate gourd art at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Intricate gourd art at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Flower pastels.
Flower pastels.
Browsing the art gourds.
Browsing the art gourds.
Archive Angel.
Archive Angel.
Gourd paint supplies.
Gourd paint supplies.
Stitched up gourds at the Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Stitched up gourds at the Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Beautiful stone necklaces.
Beautiful stone necklaces.
Photographic prints.
Photographic prints.
Necklaces.
Necklaces.
Sharing a joke with the japanese dolls.
Sharing a joke with the japanese dolls.
GF and Penny Cloud with their beautiful practical pottery.
GF and Penny Cloud with their beautiful practical pottery.
Venerable Bede.
Venerable Bede.
Bead Creations by Angela Angela & John Emery.
Bead Creations by Angela Angela & John Emery.
Artist working on a mosaic at the Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Artist working on a mosaic at the Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Small prints.
Small prints.
Easel paintings.
Easel paintings.
Practical art pottery.
Practical art pottery.
Glass necklaces and pendants.
Glass necklaces and pendants.
Still life artist and her work at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Still life artist and her work at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Yellow Mouse Designs earrings.
Yellow Mouse Designs earrings.
A paint artist works on a canvas using a photograph as a model.
A paint artist works on a canvas using a photograph as a model.
Hungry patrons line up for Authentic Belgian Waffles at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Hungry patrons line up for Authentic Belgian Waffles at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Glass artists show off their work at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Glass artists show off their work at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Mamadou Sidibe plays his gourd string instrument, playing gourd music from the Wassoulou region of Mali, West Africa.
Mamadou Sidibe plays his gourd string instrument, playing gourd music from the Wassoulou region of Mali, West Africa.
Gourd artists with their unusual gourd bowls.
Gourd artists with their unusual gourd bowls.
A painter with some of her europeaninspited paintings.
A painter with some of her europeaninspited paintings.
A gourd artist shows visitors how to shape and prepare a gourd for painting at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
A gourd artist shows visitors how to shape and prepare a gourd for painting at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
The Caning Shop at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
The Caning Shop at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
A handbag artist shows off her decorative work at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
A handbag artist shows off her decorative work at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Digital Slim poses with his evening photo of the Rainbow Bridge in Folsom.
Digital Slim poses with his evening photo of the Rainbow Bridge in Folsom.
Lorie the leather artist with her leather sculptures.
Lorie the leather artist with her leather sculptures.
A woodwork artist with his inlaid boxes.
A woodwork artist with his inlaid boxes.
A pottery artist stands with her flying things.
A pottery artist stands with her flying things.
Artist with her intricate gourds at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
Artist with her intricate gourds at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
A view of vendor stalls down a pathway at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
A view of vendor stalls down a pathway at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
The gourdhorsewoman interacts with visitors at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.
The gourdhorsewoman interacts with visitors at Folsom Gourd and Arts Festival.

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