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Navajo Rug Show and Sale
February 17 - February 19
From February 17-19, 2023, the Holland Community Center will proudly sponsor the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program’s 1st Navajo Rug Show and Sale in Scottsdale. This special event will launch on Friday, February 17, from 5 to 8 p.m. with a VIP Preview and Sale, which will offer attendees an early chance to purchase rugs, jewelry and crafts. The show will continue on Saturday, February 18 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, February 19 from 12 to 4 p.m. Held at the Holland Community Center, the Navajo Rug Show and Sale will feature over 200 traditional handwoven Navajo rugs, with 100% of sale proceeds directly benefiting the weavers.
For over 30 years Adopt-A-Native-Elder (A.N.E), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, has used an integrated approach that goes beyond charity to help reduce the extreme poverty and hardship facing traditional Elders living on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona and Utah. Many Elders reside in hogans, without running water or electricity. As a trusted humanitarian organization focused on delivering food, medical supplies, firewood and other forms of support, A.N.E. is committed to respecting the tradition and dignity of Navajo Elders, while building relationships that honor and serve them. The Program was founded by CNN Hero Linda Myers, who still serves as Director and will speak at the Show each day.
Tickets for Friday night’s VIP event are $40 at the door or online at https://hollandcenter.org. The entrance fee includes a raffle ticket for a chance to win a handwoven rug that evening. The event will also feature a presentation by Navajo Master Weaver Rena Robertson, followed by talks by other weavers about their rugs. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served.
Admission is free on Saturday and Sunday. Attendees will be able to browse and shop from the vast selection of rugs and jewelry for sale and speak to the weaver or artisan who created it. At 2 p.m. each day the weavers will share some of their stories, followed by weaving demonstrations and cultural teachings. The Show will conclude by 4 p.m. on Sunday with the raffle of another Navajo rug.
To learn more about the Navajo Rug Show and Sale or to purchase tickets, visit https://hollandcenter.org.