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.
26th ANNUAL SHOW NOVEMBER 6 - 8, 2015
WEAVING CEREMONIAL BLANKETS
We are pleased to bring you the 26th anniversary of our yearly rug show and sale in 2015. The theme for this year's show is inspired by the long history of colorful Pendleton blankets which have been cherished possessions of our Elders for generations. Our weavers have created many innovative designs based on the patterns in these blankets. You can read more about the rug show theme in this blog.
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 6th, 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 7th, 10 am to 6 pm. Admission $5 or canned food donation.
- Sunday November 8th, 10 am to 6 pm. Admission $5 or canned food donation.
Click here to view poster for the rug show.
You are invited to become a part of the planning and preparations for the show. Visit the Volunteer Activities Page to see upcoming events for rug show volunteers.
If you are interested in volunteering at the show, please go to our online sign-up form. We are pleased again this year to offer the convenience of electronic sign-up. The site is very easy to use, and we look forward to seeing you at the show.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jessica Jacobson via email.
25th ANNUAL SHOW NOVEMBER 7 - 9, 2014
HONORING OUR WEAVERS
Last year's show honored the 25th anniversary of our annual rug show. It was dedicated to the weavers who have made the event such a success over the years. We were pleased that sales and attendance were at record levels for this special occasion.
You can click on the link to see a slide show of photos from the show.
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.