Legacy Events (Before 2012)

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Every month:Crownpoint Rug Auction Crownpoint, NM. Crownpoint Rug Weavers Association sponsors this monthly sale of handwoven rugs. Held at Crownpoint Elementary School, 72 miles south of Farmington on Hwy. 371. Call (505) 786-7386 or visit http://www.crownpointrugauction.com. See the Rug Buying 101 page for notes on the auction.

2010 Crownpoint Auction Dates

January 08 February 12 March 12 April 9 May 14 June 11
July 9 August 13 September 10 October 8 November 12 December 10

2011 Crownpoint Auction Dates

January 14 February 11 March 11 April 8 May 13 June 10
July 8 August 12 September 09 October 7 November 11 December 9

July 23-24, 2010 (Friday-Saturday): 11th Annual Navajo Rug and Indian Art Auction Smoki Museum, Prescott, AZ   Indian art objects other than rugs will be sold on Friday evening.  Navajo Rug preview from 10 AM to noon on Saturday; auction starts at 1 P.M.147 N. Arizona St. 928-445-1230,  info@smokimuseum.org

August 5-9, 2010 (Thursday-Sunday): 87th Annual Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial Gallup, NM.  Activities include multiple parades, a pow-wow, song and dance and arts exhibits. You can expect to see extremely high quality textiles at the this event.  You should have your hotel booked by mid-May if you want to attend.  1-505-863-3896

August 21-22, 2010 (Saturday-Sunday) Annual Santa Fe Indian Market At the Plaza, Santa Fe, New Mexico. Indian market is the largest exhibition and sale of American Indian Arts (over 1,200 artists and 600 booths). Highest quality in all areas, including textiles.  You need reservations six to eight months in advance if you plan to attend this event (and sleep within 150 miles of Santa Fe).  Information: SWAIA, Box 969, Santa Fe, NM 87504. (505) 983-5220.


November 6, 2010 (Saturday) 9 AM-4 PM Gathering of Weavers, Steele Auditorium, Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ. The Heard Museum Shop has scheduled its second Gathering of Weavers Marketplace for November 7, 2009. The event will be held at the Heard Museum’s Steele Auditorium. Weavers may sell their work without any booth or participation fees, with 20% of the purchase price going to the museum to defray the cost of the event.  Sales will be rung through the Museum Shop, and each weaver making a sale will receive a check after 3 PM on the day of the sale. Weavers are encouraged to register for the marketplace in advance by calling Bruce McGee or Lynn Bullock at 800-252-8344.   The Gathering of Weavers will also feature demonstrations and discussions on Navajo textile collecting and promises to be a wonderful day for both weavers and collectors.


November 13-14, 2010 (Friday-Saturday) Pueblo Grande Museum Rug Auction Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ.  This event  features both new and vintage  weavings. Native American Arts auction at 5 PM on Friday, Navajo Rug Auction preview on Friday evening and from 5 PM until 7 PM and on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM.  Navajo rug auction at noon on Saturday.

November 12-14, 2010 (Saturday) 9 AM-4 PM 20th Annual Adopt a Native Elder Rug Show, Park City, UT.  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.  Friday, November 6, 6-10 PM, entertainment, live auction, private preview, hors d’oeuvres, $30 adult, $10 children under 12.  Saturday and Sunday: art sale, weaving demonstration, veteran’s recognition with Navajo Code Talker Samuel Tso (10 AM Sunday), closing pow wow (3 PM Sunday),  $5 or canned food donation .

November 20, 2010 (Saturday) Annual Maxwell Museum Navajo Rug Auction near Albuquerque NM.  Preview from 10 AM to 1 PM, auction at 1 PM,  Contact sheri@rbburnhamtrading.com for more information.   Preview from 10 to 12 noon on Saturday, auction starts at 1 PM .  Prairie Star Restaurant, 288 Prairie Star Rd, Santa Ana Pueblo, NM 87004.

December 11-12, 2010 (Saturday-Sunday) Pueblo Grande Museum Indian Art Market Pueblo Grande Museum, Phoenix, AZ. this 32nd Market will be held on December 11th & 12th on the grounds of the Pueblo Grande Museum, 4619 E. Washington St., Phoenix.  It will be open from 9:30am to 5 pm on Saturday and 9:30 am to 4 pm on Sunday. Admission to the Market is $5 for adults, children under 12 are admitted free.


Martha and Marilou Schultz spin at the 2008 Heard Museum Indian Market

February 19-20, 2011 (Saturday 10 AM-5 PM, Sunday (10 AM-4PM) , Southwest Indian Art Fair, Arizona State Museum Meet 200 Southwest Native artists, many of them award-winning. Talk with them about their work and learn about the cultural significance that informs, inspires, and imbues their work. Top-quality, handmade art includes pottery, Hopi katsina dolls, paintings, jewelry, baskets, rugs, blankets, and much more. Artist demonstrations, Native food, music, and dance performances round out the two-day celebration.

March 3-5, 2011 (Thursday-Saturday) 6:00 PM-9 PM Thursday, 11 AM-5 PM Friday and Saturday: 7th Annual Old Territorial Shop Weaving Show. Opening Wine Reception Thursday, March3 , 6-9 PM, Art Walk Evening. Gallery Show Friday and Saturday, 11 AM-5 PM. You’ll find the shop at 7077 E. Main St., #7, Scottsdale, AZ 85251 (480-945-5432)

March 5-6, 2011 (Saturday-Sunday) 9:30 AM-5 PM: 53nd Annual Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair & Market, 2301 N. Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323. (602) 252-8848. Premier event for all Native American art forms, includes many textile artists. This event gets very crowded, especially in the afternoon, so go early if crowds bother you. Say hello to your webmaster Mary Walker if you see her. She’ll be the bilagáana with the camera. General admission is $15. The quality of the weavings is very high and this is a great opportunity to meet some of the top weavers and purchase items directly from the artists.

May 14, 2011 9:00 AM-dusk (Saturday): Friends of Hubbell Native American Arts Auction Hubbell Trading Post, Ganado, AZ.   Auction at noon, preview 9-11 AM on day of auction. Auction starts at 12.  Note that the auction times are based on Mountain Daylight Time Baskets, paintings, rugs, katsina dolls, pottery.  Over 450 lots.  Contact (928) 755-3475 for more information

September 4-11, 2011 (Monday-Sunday) Navajo Nation Fair Window Rock, Arizona. Concerts, Navajo song & dance, powwow, pageants, western dancing,  rodeo, carnival, parade, arts & crafts. Information: Navajo Nation Fair & Rodeo Office, PO Box 2370, Window Rock, AZ 86515. (928) 871-6647.

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  1. Anita Overlin on April 28, 2010 at 9:42 am

    I am interested in a seminar or show that teaches the weaving techniques for the Navajo horse blankets. Please let me know!
    Anita Overlin

  2. Deirdre Goodwin on October 29, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Are there any beginning Navajo rug weaving classes in early 2010? I’ve apparently missed the OCtober classes. As I’ll only be in Arizona through June, I would like to find a class as soon as possible.Thanks for any help you can offer,

  3. Mary Walker on October 6, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Sharon, thank you so much!

  4. Sharon on October 6, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you Mary! I always learn every time I visit. Hope your travels and classes are going well.

    Sharon Tom
    Phoenix Indian Center Rugweaving Class

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