Horseshoe Street Teams!

Good morning, all! We can't believe it's already almost July. The heat of the summer is here with so many fun things going on in Denver. And the Summer Horseshoe is just around the corner on Saturday, August 6th from 9 am-4 pm at 46th & Tennyson. Our posters and flyers are finished, too! Yay!

We are looking for some enthusiastic volunteers to spread the word about the Horseshoe Summer Market. Do you live in or frequent one of Denver's many great neighborhoods (Highlands Square, Berkeley, LoHi, LoDo, Baker/Broadway, Wash Park, Old South Pearl, Golden Triangle, DU area, East Colfax...)? All we need is folks to hang posters, flyers and get the word out about the market! Let us know if you want to help out. You will get a free Horseshoe t-shirt and get to be a part of one of Denver's best art, craft and vintage markets! Just fill out the online volunteer application and mark "street teams" and any other way you want to help with the market. We guarantee some fun times :) Thanks and happy Tuesday!

Upcoming Fun

Mark your calendars! Next Friday, July 1st, one of our great Summer Market sponsors, Tenn Street Coffee, will be kicking off a month-long Horseshoe Market preview show!

"Lucky U" will feature the art, design and craftsmanship of a select group of 2011 Horseshoe Market vendors. The exhibit includes a wide variety of ceramics, paintings, jewelry, wearable and wall art, children items, photography and more. This is a great opportunity to meet this amazing group of creatives and experience the "Horseshoe Market" in the cafe's gallery, Tenn Street ART.

"Lucky U" will feature the works of Kelly Perkins, Stacy Cousey, Robyn Thayer, Mary Katz, Mari Vasel, Karla Leduc, Melanie Darling, Geri Aranjo, Diane Anderson, Susan Mattson, Karin Platt, Lisa Rundall, Sharon Meriash and Judy Gardner.

The Preview Party is First Friday, July 1st from 6-9 PM at 4418 Tennyson Street with the Artists in attendance. There will also be some great tunes from the popular Fall River Band on the patio from 7-9 PM.

"Lucky U" Preview Show runs through Sunday, July 31st.
For hours and details visit or contact Sharon Meriash,


This weekend, make sure to head out to Stapleton for the lovely Sweet William Market on Saturday from 9 am-2 pm! You will find lots of great handmade and antique goods from some awesome local vendors! 

There's also Project Hello at RedLine from 12 pm-7 pm. Project Hello features visual artists, crafters, designers, musicians, fashion and jewelry designers, writers, culinary artists, film makers and performers! It's going to be a great event. 

And also, just two more weekends left of Summer Camp at YesPleaseMore, a pop up store that features 100 percent Colorado designed goods! Stop by their Summer Camp shopping event this weekend from 3-6 pm at 7706 Martin Luther King Blvd.

Have a great weekend, everyone!

Rainy days and Mondays always get me...

1. Denver artist eleven12 design 2. glitter and doom vintage 3. boots from simple thrift 4. Lean on Me original from Summer Horseshoe featured vendor Jeanne Oliver

Here's to getting a lot done on this rainy Monday. Or...maybe just staying in bed a little longer.
Happy Monday!


There is so much going on this weekend in Denver that we'll need to make use of some serious time management skills! Up here in our Highlands neighborhood is the annual Highlands Street Fair. We know some great Horseshoe vendors will be there and we plan on visiting and doing some shopping! And eating...and listening to music...

Other festivals, markets and happenings around town and outside of Denver.....
Westword Music Showcase
Denver PrideFest
Juneteenth in Five Points
Greek Festival
and The French Nest Open Air Market in Fort Collins!

We're sure there are lots more happenings that we're missing!  Post a comment below to let us know what you're doing this weekend.

And mark your calendars! Our Summer Market is on its way. On August 6th, come to 46th & Tennyson for over 100 artists, crafters and vintage collectors selling their great wares. We'll also have lots of yummy food! And starting in July, one of our awesome Summer Market sponsors, Tenn Street Coffee and Books, will be exhibiting 10 Horseshoe artists' and crafters' work. The Lucky U, Horseshoe Market Preview Show will kick off with a party on July 1st! We hope to see you there!

Biz Tuesday: Great Outdoor Vending Tip

It's Biz Tuesday! This post is for those who vend outdoors, or are considering it. Please have a look at the photo (please click on picture to enlarge), and answer this question:

Where's the soap?

That's right, it's easy to find the soap, because there's a banner on the front of my tent. Please note the expanse of white tents, there, with no banners on the front. At the Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market, I saw a lot of unique signs, and I wasn't the only one with a sign at the front of my tent; it just so happened I was the only one in this grouping. I wanted to post this to make this point to you:  when vending outside, use ALL of your tent to showcase your business. That particular show was my best single-day show to date (in 6 years!). Was it because of my signs? That might have been one factor. In any case, it's a factor over which I have control, so I take advantage of it.

Advice given. I'm out.

Amy Kalinchuk makes and sells soap at and also writes and publishes crafty books at  She does not know everything about everything, but is happy to tell you what she knows, in any case.

Inspiration Monday: The Beach

We just returned from a week at the beach. Our internal clock is a little off--woke up at 5 am bright eyed and ready to go. We are glad to be back in Denver, but spending almost a week on the beach was just what we needed...

Lazy days spent reading in the sun with our feet in the cool sand, falling asleep under the umbrella to the sound of the waves, finding starfish on the shores and spending quality time with family--you just can't beat it!

We are still feeling inspired by the colors of the east coast beach and the water as we get adjusted back to real life. Check out the items below, a few of which are from our Summer Featured Vendors! Happy Monday to everyone.

1. Tennyson Vintage 2. What the Funk 3. She's Crafty Handmade 4. Raajma 5. picture from vacation! 6. A Wild Tonic Vintage 7. Tennyson Vintage 8. Jodi554 9. Thin Air Creations

The Horseshoe is hiring an intern!

Horseshoe Market Internship
The Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market is seeking a marketing/event intern for our Summer and Fall Markets! The internship will run roughly from late June-early October, 2011.
As the Horseshoe Marketing and Event Intern, you will be a part of Denver’s best seasonal outdoor art, craft and vintage market! The ideal candidate would be self-motivated, flexible and possess excellent customer service and communication skills.  We’re looking for someone with high attention to detail, even those “perfectionist” types.
This internship will be a great learning opportunity for someone interested in large-scale events and marketing, the arts, and entrepreneurial endeavors. Intern must be available for remaining market dates of August 6th and October 1st, and each Friday before the markets (August 5th and September 30th). Internship is five hours per week, but up to ten hours per week before each market. Internship is unpaid but you will receive a t-shirt, tote bag, food vouchers at the markets, and a letter of reference.
·      Assist with organization and promotion of each market
·      Assist with social media including Facebook, Twitter and blogging
·      Assist with general office procedures such as data entry
·      Organize Horseshoe Street Teams
·      Other special projects as assigned
·      Interest in public relations, marketing and event planning
·      Interest in local art/handmade/vintage movement
·      Must be currently enrolled or attending college/university and live in Denver area
·      Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
·      Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·      Positive attitude and experience in customer service-oriented environment
·      Experience with social media
Please send resume, cover letter and list of references to:
Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market
Attn: Amy Yetman
PO Box 12644
Denver, CO 80212
OR send email to: with “Marketing/Event Internship” in the subject line.
Application Deadline: Sunday, June 12th, 2011