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
Our annual rug show was another big success this year with excellent sales allowing the weavers to return to their homes with resources to help them through the winter.
A slide show of photos from the show will be posted soon.
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.