Sep
16

Art excursion to Historic Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Trading Posts

September 16 – September 20
 

Journey with Art Center Executive Director, Lee Borden, United Way of Mesa County Executive Director, Zebulon Miracle, and Dr. Peter Booth

Trading posts on the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi reservations have historically served as a cultural connection between the Native People and the outside world. Besides being social and economic centers, they are central to the evolution of the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi arts such as weaving and pottery. One of the best ways to discover the Native culture and art is by visiting trading posts. 

 

**This is an Art Center Members Event Only**
If you are not a member, you may purchase a membership here!

Cost $1,250. $300 Single-Supplement. Includes transportation, lodging, admission, and a journey into the world of Native Art.

Purchase Tickets Online

 

ITINERARY

 

DAY 1: Thursday September 16th
GRAND JUNCTION TO GALLUP

  • Depart from Grand Junction at 7:00 AM
  • Lowry Ruins and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument
  • Lunch Cortez
  • Teec Nos Pos Trading Post, traders Kathy Fouz and John McColloch
  • Toadlena Trading Post at Two Gray Hills, traders Mark and Linda Winter
  • Stay at Historic El Rancho in Gallup

DAY 2: Friday September 17th
GALLUP and ZUNI

  • Breakfast at Earl’s
  • Tanner’s Trading Company in Gallup, trader Emerald Tanner
  • Traditional Zuni Meal at Zuni
  • Zuni Pueblo Tour
  • Zuni Arts Cooperative
  • Stay at Historic El Rancho in Gallup

DAY 3: Saturday September 18th
GALLUP TO WINSLOW

  • Burnham Trading Post, traders Bruce and Virginia Burnham
  • St. Michaels Mission Museum
  • Lunch, Chinle—Chinle Holiday Inn (site of the Garcia Trading Post)
  • Canyon de Chelly – North Rim tour
  • Lukachukai Trading Post, traders, Hank and Victoria Blair
  • Stay at Window Rock Quality Inn

DAY 4: Sunday September 19th
WINSLOW TO TUBA CITY

  • Hubbell Trading Post National Monument and Trading Post
  • Lunch Turquoise Room, La Posada
  • Homolovi State Park
  • Dinner at Second Mesa Cultural Center
  • Hopi Rock Art at Dawa Park with Micah Loma'omvaya
  • Stay at Second Mesa Cultural Center

DAY 5: Monday September 20th
TUBA CITY TO GRAND JUNCTION

  • Today, we bid farewell to the Hopi and Navajo
  • Stop at Navajo National Monument, Goulding’s, and/or Twin Rocks Trading Post in Bluff (with a Zeb tour of Anasazi site at Bluff)
  • Lunch Twin Rocks in Bluff
  • Stop at Home of Truth (for something completely different)
  • Stop at Moab
End Date