Adopt-A-Native-Elder Navajo Rug Show & SaleOur Annual Rug Show & Sale is the only event of it’s kind in the world supporting traditional Navajo Elders. Every November Adopt-A-Native-Elder takes over the Snow Park Lodge at Deer Valley Resort in Park City Utah for a five-day show featuring more than 600 of the one of a kind weavings, incredible pieces of native jewelry, crafts, and the amazing culture of the Navajo people.
Our show is unique in many ways, the most important being that it is staffed by more than 200 volunteers, and 100% of all sales go directly to the artists. All the artists set the prices for their weavings and jewelry and take the proceeds home to help support themselves and their families throughout the difficult winter months.
During three days the show there are cultural presentations by the Elders including weaving demonstrations, singing, dancing, and a closing pow-wow before closing on Sunday.
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 Elders our program serves are the last generation of traditional indigenous people in the United States. We encourage as many people as possible to come and spend time with the Elders and their families before their culture and traditions are lost to time.
Please visit HERE for pictures from last year’s show
Volunteering For The ShowDear Volunteer, Thank you for your support of the Elders and A.N.E. Your dedication in helping us to provide this venue for the weavers makes a significant contribution to the Elders and to A.N.E. Thank you! Overview: The Rug Show creates a market for the Elder’s crafts and raises awareness about their needs. The money they earn from sales enables them to purchase food, firewood, and hay during the winter. Expectations: Our goal for this event is to have fun selling rugs, crafts and jewelry. Please arrive at the time indicated on your confirmation message. Overlapping shifts times are designed to allow a brief lunch for the volunteers who work the entire day. Your Shift: When choosing your shift, please consider the schedule of events on the back page. If you want to watch an event please don’t sign up for that time. Before the Rug Show, you will receive a verification of the shift you’ve requested. Visit our volunteer sign-up page to sign up to volunteer at this year’s show:
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Download this PDF file to become a sponsor of this year’s rug show Sponsorship PDF
Click here to make an in-kind donation towards this year’s live auction benefiting the Elders Auction sponsorship PDF
Click HERE to make a financial donation to help keep this special event going.
For tickets to this year’s event, or for more information please contact our office