Each November the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program sponsors a rug show and sale in Park City. At this event, we present the Elders' traditional weavings. During the show, there are a variety of programs centered around traditional Navajo culture. These include weaving demonstrations, dances, special entertainment, and a fund-raising auction. All proceeds from the sale of rugs woven by the Elders in the Program go directly to the weavers.
From its humble beginnings 25 years ago, with just a few rugs at the Kimball Arts Center, the Annual Rug Show and Sale has evolved into what may be the largest event of its kind in the country.
The Rug Show helps Adopt-A-Native-Elder create a market for the Elders’ crafts and raise awareness about the Elders’ needs. The Elders bring rugs, jewelry, and baskets to sell. They return home with all the proceeds from their sales. The money enables them to buy food, firewood, and hay during the winter.
28th ANNUAL SHOW NOVEMBER 10 - 12, 2017
Our rug show this year celebrates the 28 year history of this event. Over the years we have provided an important economic support for the Elders in our program and their families. In addition the show has been a major source of information for the general public about the Navajo culture and people.
The show will once again be held at the beautiful Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley in Park City, UT.
Here is a listing of events during the show:
(Click on the links to view more about each event)
- Friday November 10th, 6 pm to 10 pm. Admission $30 for adults, $10 for children under age 12.
- Preview and sale of traditional hand-woven Navajo rugs, jewelry and crafts.
- Hors d'oeuvres will be served.
- Entertainment, 7 pm to 8 pm.
- Live auction , 8 pm to 9 pm.
- Saturday November 11th, 10 am to 6 pm. Admission $5.
- Sunday November 12th, 10 am to 6 pm. Admission $5.
DIRECTIONS AND LODGING
Click here for information about directions to the event and special lodging rates .
27th ANNUAL SHOW NOVEMBER 11 - 13, 2016
WEAVING ANCIENT DESIGNS
Our annual rug show was another big success last year with excellent sales allowing the weavers to return to their homes with resources to help them through the winter.
To see a slide show of photos from the show please click on this link. There are many photos here so it may take a little time to download.
Please consider making a donation to support the Rug Show and the work of the Program.
PURCHASE RUGS FROM OUR CURRENT CATALOG
If you are interested in purchasing a unique, one-of-a-kind rug made by one of our weavers, please visit the Rug Catalog.