We're just two weeks away from our Summer Market on August 6th! We will have over 100 vendors selling handmade art, craft and sweet hand-picked vintage finds. We will also have a few interactive booths. DHA will provide an interactive crafting area, and Moveable Type from Portland will present printing demos and you can even try your hand at pulling your own print to take home!

We will also have a group of great local food vendors and a misting tent so you can stay cool while you shop! It's going to be a great market day! See you all there in no time!

What are you all up to this weekend? We know of a few fun crafty happenings. Let us know what else is going on in the comments below!
Next weekend, the long-awaited Denver County Fair will be here! Check out DHA Member's Pop Up Shop--and also check out Horseshoe sponsors Tomte Craft and Fancy Tiger's booths!

Inspiration Monday

Good morning and hope everyone had a great weekend. We realize that the Horseshoe Market is many a woman's dream....super cool, hand-crafted goods, unique jewelry, great and affordable artwork, and hard-to-find vintage goods. Just to name a few :)

But what about for the guys? Well, there are plenty of awesome finds! Take a look at some of the amazing things you will find at the Summer Horseshoe Market on August 6th! We think that the Horseshoe Market is also a men's shopping dream! Many of the artists/crafters below are among our Summer Featured Vendors, as well.

Inspiration Monday

We've been inspired by blue lately....particularly turquoise. Here's a collage of some of our Summer Featured Vendors' turquoise finds. Our Summer Featured Vendor page is still being updated, but you can check out some great artists, crafters and vintage collectors on that page--and we're still in the process of adding a few more. Check out the turquoise lovelies below you may find on August 6th

Lucky U Party Recap and Weekend Fun...

Geri Aranjo of La Samara Studios and Mary Katz of Flora Fauna at Tenn Street Coffee last Friday for the Lucky U Preview Party. Photo courtesy of Sharon Meriash.

We had a really great time last Friday at Tenn Street Coffee's Lucky U Horseshoe Preview Party. All month long leading up to our Summer Market, Tenn Street (a Horseshoe Summer sponsor) is exhibiting a bunch of Horseshoe vendor's work! It was a great  party and really cool to see so many wonderful creations displayed.

You have all month long to check out the exhibit and to get your Horseshoe "fix" early before August 6th market. Check out some photos of the preview party here. Horseshoe artists and crafters displaying their work include: Kelly Perkins, Stacy Cousey, Robyn Thayer, Mary Katz, Mari Vasel, Karla Leduc, Melanie Darling, Geri Aranjo, Diane Anderson, Susan Mattson, Karin Platt, Sharon Meriash, Judy Gardner and Lisa Rundall.
Is it me or is the summer flying by?? We're busy over here with house projects, planning for a new family member arriving in September, and planning for our Summer (August 6th) and Fall (October 1st) Markets! There just isn't enough time in the day.  If you do have time in your upcoming days, check out the following fun, crafty events!

This weekend at Boulder County Fairgrounds: Operation ReScrap! From their website, "A fun consignment experience for all things crafty. Other crafting lovelies will be consigning the goodies they can’t use any more. As a shopper, you can come and find all kinds of unique deals!" There will be also be hand-made items, an interactive crafting table, and a photo booth with props. Sounds pretty darn fun to us! Event runs all weekend, Friday through Sunday.

Also, upcoming...
    •    This Monday, July 11th: Denver Handmade Alliance will be hosting another fabulous business roundtable focusing on the art of wholesaling. Roundtable will be held at Hooked on Colfax on July 11th from 6:30-8 pm. All are welcome!
    •    July 16th: Fancy Tiger's Five Year Anniversary Celebration! From 10 am-7 pm at their store on Broadway. It's going to be a great time!
    •    July 16th: French Nest Market in Fort Collins
    •    July 17th: The Lucky Pearl Bazaar on Pearl Street

Fourth of July

Today we're of course inspired by red, white and blue! The collage below includes some great Summer Featured Vendors from our Summer Horseshoe Market on August 6th! We will be unveiling all of our awesome Summer Featured Vendors in the coming days. Stay tuned and enjoy today!
photo via design sponge

Happy 4th of July weekend! Pretty nice that the 4th falls on Monday so we all have a lovely three day weekend! 

Kick off your weekend here in Denver in the Berkeley District for their First Friday Art Walk. And make sure you stop by Tenn Street Coffee at 44th and Tennyson. Tenn Street is a Summer Horseshoe Market sponsor and is hosting the Lucky U Horseshoe Preview Party at their store tonight from 6-9 pm. The party will feature Horseshoe artists and crafters as well as some live music.  And you'll get to see what's to come at the August and October Markets! Also, the Horseshoe Preview Show will be up the whole month of July at Tenn Street so please come check it out!


We are still looking for a few more Horseshoe Market Street Team volunteers (help us spread the word about the Horseshoe by hanging posters around town!) and some day-of volunteers for both our August 6th and October 1st markets. Horseshoe volunteers are quite the lucky ones--you get a free t-shirt and free food the day of market! Fill out our application form if you're interested!

 We are laying low this holiday weekend, spending some good solid time with family and friends. But come mid July, we'll be out and about with all the fun stuff going on in Denver. Mark your calendars for the following art, craft and market goodness!
See you all back on the blog next week!