Turnout Light at Rug Auction / Flagstaff High Students Win Van’s National Custom Culture Shoe Design Contest

An unusually low number of rugs (just 140) were auctioned at the May 10 Crownpoint Rug Action. The auction held now for more than 50 years takes place on the second Friday evening each month at the small town of Crownpoint, New Mexico, about a one-hour drive northeast from Gallup, New Mexico.

The low turnout was blamed on mud on unimproved roads across the Navajo Reservation due to recent heavy rains. This serves as a reminder for tourists to use caution when navigating the reservation on unimproved (dirt) roads!

Custom shoes with intricate designs by Flagstaff High School students Alyssa Williams and Nicole Dougherty nabbed a cool $75,000 top prize for their school’s art program, winning the Vans Custom Culture Show Design Contest. The national contest included entries from across the country that were voted on at the Vans website.

Williams’ design incorporated the landscape of the Navajo Nation in the “Local Flavor” contest category.

Read more at: www.azdailysun.com/news/local/flagstaff-high-school-wins-vans-shoes-contest/article_01ce97cc-c69e-55fc-bf99-1d19e7a0ef85.html