Weavers waiting for auction to begin. Photo by Anne Galer
NEW!: Crownpoint Rug Auction Dates for 2023.
- January 6
- February 3
- March 3
- April 7
- May 5
- June 2
- July 7
- August 4
- September 1
- October 6
- November 3
- December 1
Weavers, rugs will be logged in starting at 4:00 p.m.
Buyers viewing of rugs from 4:00 to 6:30 p.m.Vendors space will be $20.00 must be reserved in advance, only 1 table per space to accommodate all vendors. Provide your own table and chairs.
Buyers can pay for rugs with cash, credit cards or by check.
A 6% surcharge to credit card purchases
We will continue to follow CDC and Navajo Nation guidelines for Covid 19. Mask wearing is mandatory per Navajo Nation Guidelines. Sanitizer stations will be up on the tables. It’s cold and flu season so if you feel sick, we recommend you stay home and hope to see you at the next rug auction.
Any vendors selling food must provide food handling permit. Vendor space must be reserved in advance.If you have any questions, you can text or call me at (505) 362-8502 – Thank you, Marcella Hale
The Rug Auction of Crownpoint is a community-based event that serves as the intermediary between Diné weavers and connoisseurs of Navajo art and culture.
The Rug Auction of Crownpoint is organized and administered by the Navajo Weavers Association of Crownpoint – a community-based organization made up of weavers, community-members and volunteers.
The Rug Auction of Crownpoint has been the staple of the Crownpoint community since 1964, serving as a hub for social and economic activity. The Rug Auction is unique in that it pairs local Diné weavers with tourists from across the world around over the beauty of Navajo art and culture.
A unique blend of local, regional and national, the Rug Auction of Crownpoint is a unique event that brings layers of benefit to the community in sharing the beauty of the Diné people.
Weavers receive checks issued by the Navajo Weavers’ Association for their sold rugs the night of the auction.
Auction Bidding Wayne Connell & Delbert Autry Auctioneers. Photo by Anne Galer
Food is available from the school cafeteria featuring Navajo tacos and other local specialties.
Directions: Crownpoint is located about 30 minutes north of I-40 (Thoreau exit #53) on state highway 371. Turn west at the sign for Crownpoint. The Elementary School is located about a mile towards town, just past the Post Office on the north side of the road.
For More Information:
Or call Marcella Hale 505 362-8502.
Rug Viewing. Photo by Anne Galer
Where to stay: There is no lodging in Crownpoint and the new Elementary School parking lot is usually locked after the auction.
Motel accommodations are available just off of I-40 in Gallup (50 miles west of Thoreau) and Grants (30 miles east of Thoreau).
Camping is available at Bluewater Lake State Park (Prewitt exit off I-40), Redrocks State Park (Gallup) or in private campgrounds/RV parks in Grants, Gallup, and Farmington.
Rug Weavers will register and check in their rugs at 4:00 PM. Rug Displays will begin thereafter. The Auction will begin at 7:00 PM
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