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Scottsdale Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show

The Holland Community Center is proud to host the Adopt-a-Native-Elder Program’s 2nd Annual Scottsdale Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show from February 16-18, 2024. Featuring over 200 traditional handwoven Navajo rugs, jewelry and crafts for sale.  There will be weaving demonstrations, stories, cultural teachings and raffles.  The Show will offer attendees an opportunity to purchase one-of-a-kind items while gaining deeper insight into Native culture.

The weekend will begin with a VIP preview and sale on Friday, February 16 from 5-8 p.m. It will allow attendees an early chance to view and purchase rugs and other handcrafted items before the Show opens to the public. On Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 17-18, the Show will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day; admission is free, and all proceeds from rug sales will directly support the weavers.

Featured Weaver

The Featured Weaver of this year’s Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show is Nellie Curley.  Nellie is known for incorporating cultural teachings into each of her rugs. Through her weavings, she tells the Creation Story of her homelands and showcases various Navajo ceremonies in rich detail. Several of her rugs will be available for purchase at the Show. Attendees will also have a special opportunity to watch weaving demonstrations.  Meet several of the weavers and artisans who created the rugs and other items available for purchase.

About the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program

The Holland Community Center is excited to continue its partnership with the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program. Last year’s show was the first of its kind to be held in Scottsdale. It welcomed over 1,200 attendees, with total sales matching some of the Program’s most successful shows in other states. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Adopt-A-Native-Elder uses an integrated approach that goes beyond charity.  It helps reduce the extreme poverty and hardship facing traditional Elders living on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, Utah and New Mexico.

Many Elders reside in hogans, without running water or electricity. For over 30 years, Adopt-A-Native-Elder has served as a trusted humanitarian organization.  They are focused on delivering food, medical supplies, firewood and other forms of support. The organization is committed to respecting the tradition and dignity of Navajo Elders, while building relationships that honor and serve them.

To learn more about Adopt-A-Native-Elder and the various ways to support this incredible organization, visit https://anelder.org. For more information about the 2nd Annual Scottsdale Navajo Rug & Jewelry Show, visit https://hollandcenter.org.