Our Native American Art Auctions have become our biggest fund raising events and they enable us to, in part, support our scholarship program, support the park in its endeavors, and to fund other special events. The main purpose of each auction is to provide economic assistance to the artists and community. In the many years that the Friends group has run the auction, we have returned over $2,000,000 to the local communities through the artists who consign items into the auction. The FoH Native American Art Auctions are held in May and September. We spend the week before the auction accepting items from Native American artists including Navajo, Hopi, and other Puebloan tribes. Generally we have 400+ items that are sold. The auction has been called the best kept secret in Arizona but we still attract bidders from both coasts and all over the Southwest because of the exceptional value and authenticity of the auction items.
Our next offsite auction will be announced at a later date.
Our next auction at Hubbell Trading Post is scheduled for:
October 8, 2016
Hubbell Trading Post National Historic Site
Preview is from 9:00 AM-11:00 AM and the auction will start at 12:00 noon and go until all items are offered to the bidders.
Remember that the Navajo Reservation observes daylight saving time.
Many types of Native American art are entered into the auction:
Hopi katsina dolls – pottery – carvings – fetishes – Navajo& Hopi baskets – Navajo rugs –
jewelry – concho belts – sash belts – paintings – cradle boards – and many more
Native American food vendors will have available many traditional foods musuem lobby and grounds will be occupied
with many local traders and Native American vendors offering all types of art and crafts.
Email us or all us at 602-370-2875