Don Sharp


The Picayune

From Out of Don Sharp’s Gourd Come Works of Art


Tow resident Don Sharp uses gourds, the typical garden variety, as his canvas for creating works of artHe first became interested in gourd art about seven years ago after taking his granddaughter to a workshop on making birdhouses out of gourds. She wasn’t very impressed, but Sharp quickly found himself exploring all facets of gourd art.  Read more...


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Hill Country Sun

New Braunfels Hosts Lone Star Gourd Festival

While artistic expression can, and has, taken many forms over the centuries, surprisingly to many, one of the most unique (and, possibly oldest) venues for adornment is the ubiquitous and wonderfully utilitarian gourd. More at the link.


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Canyon Lake Views

Lone Star Gourd Festival

The 2016 Lone Star Gourd Festival,demonstrates the impressive level of mastery that gourd artists have achieved in a fascinating craft producing fine art. There’s also enticing opportunities for you to learn about the processes and techniques that transform gourds into works of art. Read more at the link.


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Fall's Colors

Gourd Festival Returning to New Braunfels Convention Center


For most people, a gourd belongs in autumal centerpieces on dinner tables - but they can also be crafted into intricate and colorful works of art that will last a lifetime. Read more at the link.


Gaga For Gourds


The Herald-Zeitung

Gaga for Gourds


The Lone Star Gourd festival highlights artistry.

by Molly Block



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Gourds Transformed into Works of Art

 Texas Farm & Home Magazine 

"There's so much around that can give you inspiration, it can come from everywhere. The way a crape myrtle flower falls from a tree, the way a bird looks or the way a horse moves it's head."  - Darla Hines


News HZ Shine 2014


Shine Magazine

Live From New Braunfels!


The 2014 Lone Star Gourd Festival opened at their new location in New Braunfels, Texas on August 15. The annual event is sponsored by the Texas Gourd Society and brings in artists from across the state and U.S.


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