Cultural Demonstration Schedule 2020

Alert: Desert View Watchtower Cultural Demonstrations have been suspended until further notice due to public health concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19). (Updated 4/28/2020)

Desert View and the East Entrance remain closed because of COVID-19 lockdowns on the neighboring Navajo Nation. You must enter and exit the park through the South Entrance. (Tusayan)

 

Schedule of Demonstrations By Month Navigation

 
On the edge of a canyon cliff, a circular stone tower 70 feet tall
Desert View Watchtower

Desert View's Cultural Demonstration Program

Provides an opportunity to interact with tribal artisans from Grand Canyon's traditionally associated tribes - and for them to share their history and crafts. Jewelers, silversmiths, weavers, potters, sculptors, and a variety of other artisans are scheduled throughout the year.

The demonstrations are free and open to the public and take place in the historic Watchtower (1932) on the rim of Grand Canyon. The program is made possible with grants from Grand Canyon Conservancy and ArtPlace America.
 
Map showing parking lots, footpaths, buildings, and the watchtower in relation to the canyon rim.
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Desert View

The historic watchtower (1932), where cultural demonstrations take place, is located in the settlement of Desert View, 25 miles (41 km) east of Grand Canyon Village on Desert View Drive (Arizona Highway 64), and 30 miles (48 km) west of Cameron, Arizona, on Arizona Highway 64.

Demonstrations take place between 9 am and 4 pm.

 
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Schedule from Earlier This Year (for Reference)

Here is the Cultural Demonstration Schedule from 2019
 

January 2020

Demonstrations take place between 9 am and 4 pm at Desert View Watchtower. Schedule subject to change without notice.

Saturday and Sunday, January 4, and 5, 2020
Ahkima Honyumptewa - Hopi Weaver
Marie Honyumptewa - Hopi Beader

Saturday and Sunday, January 11, and 12, 2020
No demonstrators this weekend

Saturday and Sunday, January 18, and 19, 2020
Jeri Yazzie - Navajo Silversmith/beader
Kyle Yazzie - Navajo Youth Painter


Saturday and Sunday, January 25, and 26, 2020
Arielle Tsinigine - Navajo Beader
Duane Tawahongva - Hopi Silversmith
 

February 2020

Demonstrations take place between 9 am and 4 pm at Desert View Watchtower. Schedule subject to change without notice.

Saturday, and Sunday, February 1, and 2, 2020
Damon Tso, Jr - Navajo Potter
Laverine Greyeyes - Navajo Weaver

Saturday, and Sunday, February 8, and 9, 2020
Jerry Whagado - Yavapai-Apache Silversmith
Rosabelle Shepherd - Navajo Silversmith

Saturday, and Sunday, February 15, and 16, 2020
Nathan Begay - Navajo Painter
Otto Lucio - Zuni Silversmith

Saturday, and Sunday, February 22, and 23, 2020
Florence Riggs - Navajo Weaver
Jesse Johnson - Zuni Petit Point Jeweler

Saturday, and Sunday, February 29, and March 1, 2020
Bill Nez - Navajo Weaver
Bill Thomas, Jr. - Navajo Moccasin Maker
 

March 2020

Demonstrations take place between 9 am and 4 pm at Desert View Watchtower. Schedule subject to change without notice.

Saturday, and Sunday, March 7, and 8, 2020
Ed Kabotie - Hopi Musician, Storyteller, and artist
Jason Nez - Navajo Atlatl/Educator

Saturday, and Sunday, March 14, and 15, 2020
Demonstrations Cancelled due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Saturday, and Sunday, March 21, and 22, 2020
Demonstrations Cancelled due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Saturday, and Sunday, March 28, and 29, 2020
Demonstrations Cancelled due to concerns about coronavirus (COVID-19)

Last updated: September 24, 2020

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