Apply for ArtStir!

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Denver Pavilions is pleased to announce ArtStir Denver 2014, a Memorial Day weekend arts marketplace that will be held in the heart of Downtown Denver on Saturday, May 24, and Sunday, May 25. ArtStir is currently accepting applications from artists who would like to participate and from sponsors and community partners who would like to support the event.

ArtStir Denver will exclusively showcase local and regional artists with a lively blend of art, and style that is sure to “stir up” the artist in all of us. Featured works will include paintings, sculpture, photography, illustration, textiles, furnishings, mixed media, and locally designed goods. Part of the event proceeds will benefit the Colorado chapter of AIGA, and a portion of booth sale revenues will go to community partners. The application deadline is April 24. There is no application fee.

Says Samuel Schimek event curator and owner of I Heart Denver Store, “Accepted artists will gain exposure to a large weekend audience estimated at 150,000 over the two-day period. This year’s event will be twice as big as last year’s, and booth fees will be only half of the cost of last year. Last year, we had 65 vendors, and this year we’re shooting for 125. This year we also have much greater interest from sponsors and community partners. We encourage all Colorado creatives to apply.”

ArtStir Denver will be held along Glenarm Place between 15th and 16th Streets (including the surrounding surface lots). It will run on Saturday, May 24, from 11-8 pm and Sunday, May 25, from 11 am-6 pm. ArtStir will take place alongside other popular Memorial Day events such as the Denver Day of Rock.

Not only is it a great event to make some sales, but community partners get funding for their programing from booth sales. If ArtStir Denver sells out this year over $14,000 will be paid back to community partners. That’s in addition to our $5,000 donation to AIGA Colorado our nonprofit partner.
Colorado Creative Industries is a big partner this year and they are showing off Colorado’s registered art districts. There will be an artist from each art district in a special section!

This year we are going big, more branding, more advertising, and we have enough space for 150 tents!

Meet MOBA!

MOBA is now holding meetings in Denver!  Read on for more info about this awesome organization for Mom-preneurs!
Northern Colorado Mom Owned Business Association is a group of entrepreneurial Moms dedicated to our businesses and our families. Our members strive for professional and personal growth through networking, public and private events, promotional opportunities and community outreach.

We are continually working to secure advertising, create and promote events, and facilitate business to business advertising and cross promotion. Every MoBa member is a parent; we are focused on growing our businesses while nurturing our families. We are small, but powerful. There is no stronger insight than that of an entrepreneur who is also a mother.

Our growing group, businesses and families keep us busy, but we are dedicated to our goal of bringing success to all parent business owners in Northern Colorado and beyond. We invite you to read through our materials and experience a MOBA meeting for yourself. We know this will be the beginning of a beautiful, mutually beneficial friendship. Each of us can make success happen.

The Mom Owned Business Association, a Colorado nonprofit organization, exists to empower the moms in our community to transition their hobbies and talents into economically supportive and mutually beneficial  businesses in Colorado and beyond.
In an effort to raise awareness of our mission, MOBA is launching a CommunityFunded.com sponsorship project. Our launch party scheduled for January 3rd from 8-10pm at Colorado Vapors, 140 W. Oak Street, Suite 230. and we would love to see you there. There will be beer, food, and raffles to showcase our members. Among some of the prizes will be fitness classes, organic baked goods, and photography services.

3 Ways to Shop Handmade this Weekend

Whew!  With Thanksgiving so late, we are already knee deep in holidays!  Luckily, there are lots of ways to cross all those gifts off your list this weekend.  Check out these perennial favorite holiday markets and wrap up lots of handmade goodness for the holidays!

 

On Friday, visit Holiday Mancraft for some man made goodies at VFW Post 2461 on S Broadway.  It’s pretty much the love child of Martha Stewart and Chuck Norris. With the added bonus of cheap drinks.  Who could beat that?

 

Light up someone’s Christmas with more handmade treats from the Firefly Handmade Market in Boulder!  Shop Friday, Saturday, and Sunday on South Pearl.  With more than 80 artisans at the market, you’re bound to find that perfect gift for the pickiest person on your list!

 

We always love the fabulous finds at the Horseshoe Market, and we are so excited the market will be inside this year so we can take our time looking for the perfect gifts!  Shop Horseshoe this Saturday on the 16th Street Mall!  With all these great opportunities to shop local and handmade, holiday shopping is going to be a breeze!  (And a super fun way to catch up with all your crafty pals!)

Holiday Shopping at the Gifted Market!

There’s only a week left until the first ever Gifted Handmade Market, and we can hardly wait!  The historic McNichols building is a perfect place to get in the holiday spirit, and the Warm Cookies of the Revolution discussion about buying handmade versus buying factory made is a great way to set the mood for giving back in more ways than one.  Come out and support your fellow crafters!  There are so many DHA members in the 30+ vendors at the event, so it’s a great chance to catch up with crafty pals while you squeeze in some holiday shopping, too!  Oh, and there’s a raffle with goodies from all the vendors!  Yay!  The only thing better than buying awesome handmade gifts is wining handmade gifts!  What more could you ask for?  Cookies?  Live music?  Gift wrapping, perhaps?  Well, then you’re in luck because they have all that, too!  Click here for more info and to rsvp.  See you there!!

Gifted Market Call for Volunteers

 

The first ever Gifted Holiday Market presented by Warm Cookies of the Revolution needs volunteers!  They are looking for folks to help with easy setup and breakdown tasks and also to help with the gift wrapping station and raffle.  Join the discussion about buying handmade versus buying factory made, and shop from some of your fellow members in between volunteer tasks!  Click here for more info about the market, and email Evan at info@warmcookiesoftherevolution.org to sign up to volunteer!

Casting Women who Want to Make their Creative Side Businesses Full Time!

Strickman-Ripps Casting (www.strickman-ripps.com) is conducting a nationwide search to cast a high profile TV commercial that will feature a female entrepreneur, her small side business and product!  This person must currently work a separate job in order to pay the bills until she is able to pursue her flourishing side business full-time.  Ideal candidates would be women who create, design and sell something tangible and fun (unique crafting, baking, puppet making, fun decor, kid’s toys etc.)
This is a paid role.  If cast, your small business will receive a tremendous promotional opportunity!  The finished project will make your work visible to many people and give your business the chance to grow.
To submit, you must complete this form as soon as possible!
Thank you for your time.  We look forward to reading your submissions!

Applications Open for Christmas Village Craft Show

 

The Littleton Vinyard Church is looking for a few more vendors for their Christmas Village Craft Show on December 6 and 7!  They are looking for a wide range of vendors making things such as preserves, tutus, hairbows, quilts, cookies, jewelry pottery, glass, knits, and much more!

They will also have free pictures with Santa on Saturday from 9am – 5pm.

Market dates and times:

Friday Shopping Hours: 2:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday Shopping Hours: 9am-7:30pm

A minimum of 10% of vendors’ sales goes to LifeChange, changing the lives of children & adults around the world. See LifeChange.net for more info on LifeChange Intl.

The market is located at:
Littleton Vineyard Church
6657 W. Ottawa Ave. Ste A11L
Littleton, CO 80128
Interested vendors, please contact Ashley Johnson at ashleyjacksonjohnson@gmail.com for detailed information.

Call for Presenters!

Share Denver and Denver Handmade Alliance are teaming up for an awesome business development conference in January 2014, and we need your help!  We are looking for presenters to share their tools and stories to help fellow crafters reach their goals.  Share the story of how you finally quit your day job to inspire other crafters!  Promote your Etsy photography business and share a few tips to taking great product photos!  We’d love presenters with knowledge on taxes, social media, time management…anything!  Sign up here!  Hurry!  Applications are due on November 8!

We’d also love if you donated swag and business cards to participants, and we need someone to lead a fun morning craft activity.  Both are great opportunities to get your brand out to lots of people!  Email meghan@rakunshop.com for more info about swag bags and crafts!

Birdseed Collective call for Vendors and Swag Bags

Birdseed Collective is looking for vendors for Fashion Smash Exdo, a Fashion benefit fundraiser for Street-Kidz Youth Center on Saturday, September 21 at 6pm. They’ve planned a fun night of fashion shows, live music and art, and it’s all to raise money for art programming for at-risk youth. Street-Kidz Youth Center is a non-profit providing FREE programming in the Globeville community. Birdseed Collective is looking for a wide range of vendors, so if a night of fashion and music for a good cause sounds fun to you, you’d be perfect for the vendor market! Vendor keeps all sales. The event will be held at Exdo Event Center – 3545 Larimer Street. To find out more and apply to be a vendor visit www.fashionsmashbirdseed.com. Hurry! Applications are due on Saturday, September 14!

They also need donations for their VIP Swag Bags! Get your brand out to 40 of Denver’s top stylists, fashion editors, and stylish folks by donating to the VIP swag bags for Birdseed Collective’s Fashion Smash Exdo! All local designers and businesses who donate $40 worth of product to the swag bags can put their business card or other marketing materials in the bags. You can donate one $40 item, 40 $1 items, or anything in between. For more info, email Olivia at yoliviamclean@gmail.com Thanks for your interest in being a part of this awesome event for a great cause!

Call for Vendors – still a few spaces left!

Valverde Bazaar 1-Day Pop-Up Market returns
Saturday, 7 September 2013 • 9-4pm
This is not your traditional flea market. The Valverde Bazaar brings together emerging artisans and small independent Colorado businesses selling a mix of vintage, antique and hip handmade products. Over 70 businesses and food trucks will set up shop for a 1-Day only Pop-Up market in the outdoor space of Eron Johnson Antiques, surrounded by our garden and architectural antiques.
70+ Vendors
Food Trucks
Free Admission
Live Music
Street and Lot Parking
Valverde Bazaar @ Eron Johnson Antiques
389 South Lipan Street
Denver, CO 80223
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