The Chilton County Arts Council's 2017 Gourd Exposure March Gourd Madness was a great success. This year gourd classes were added along with demonstrations of gourd crafting. Next year, March Gourd Madness will have a gourd retreat at the Clanton Performing Arts Center with a variety of gourd classes for the beginner to the advanced. The exhibition hall will have vendors selling gourd art, tools and media to work on gourds, and raw gourds to buy to use for gourd crafting. This will be the first gourd event for the American Gourd Society in 2018. We will have teachers and artists from around the country.