Monthly Archives: April 2011

Crafty Ballyhoo! 2011!!

  This Year’s DHA Crafty Ballyhoo! is part of a larger event called YOUR SUNDAY BEST which is the culminating event to Create Denver Week. It will take place May 15th from 11-6pm at the beautiful and historic Grant-Humphries Mansion located at 770 Pennsylvania Street. Crafty Ballyhoo! will feature 30+ local, handmade vendors including 5 [...]

Member Spotlight: Jesi Josten of Hip Violet

    This week’s member spotlight is on Jesi Josten of Hip Violet. These baby items are absolutely adorable, and make perfect gifts for new parents. Enjoy!   Could you please describe your business, and your impulse for starting Hip Violet? I make handmade appliqued baby bibs as well as appliqued kids’ shirts and onesies. [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour with Crafts!

There sure are lots of cute Easter/Spring crafts out there. Hooray for bunnies and chicks and lambs and creepy little kids with bunny ears. But my personal favorite (because apparently I have a favorite craft in the spring/Easter category?) is dying Easter Eggs. Don’t worry, I’m not going to show you how to dye Easter [...]

Call for Exhibitors – 4th Annual West Colfax Art + Music Festival

The West Colfax Art + Music Festival is looking for exhibitors for their 2011 event Sunday, June 5, from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm on the RMCAD campus. This year, the Festival will serve as the finale of Inspire Lakewood, a week-long series of free events designed to celebrate the amazing creative work happening throughout the city. Registration for a table [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Jen Ghormley

      This week’s Member Spotlight is on artist Jen Ghormley. Please describe your art and craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? I am new to the world of ‘handmade crafts’. I’ve been trained through schooling as a traditional fine art printmaker, but have always been drawn to pushing the definition [...]

Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour with Crafts!

One of the best parts about writing Crafty Hour; It’s Happy Hour with Crafts is scouring the internet for crafts. For those of you who thought I just randomly had all this craft knowledge in my head, sorry for bursting your bubble. Also, shame on you for not thinking I was cooler. Anyway, whilst cruising [...]

Call for Submissions: Project Hello

Project Hello is back for it’s second year! Check out their call for submissions below…   hello! it is nice to see you again! remember us? we’re PROJECT HELLO, and we’re back again to unite the creative community in denver – visual artists, crafters, designers, musicians, fashion and jewelry designers, writers, culinary artists, film makers and performers. we [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Blackdog Handcrafted Jewelry

Today’s member spotlight goes to Sandi Fasano of  Blackdog Handcrafted Jewelry.  Welcome, Sandi!   Please describe your craft business. The Blackdog Handcrafted Jewelry studio is located in a beautiful mountain town just above Denver and a stone’s throw below the Continental Divide. I enjoy creating jewelry that has a certain “style and energy” that is both natural [...]

TACtile: Call out for Fiber Artists and Fashion designers!

TACtile Textile Art Center Presents Steampunk: Mechanical Science meets Victorian Romance For all you amazing Artists and Designers the Call for Entry information due date has been extended to April 18th for the Gallery exhibit!! We are looking for artists for the Steampunk juried art exhibit and Fashion show working in a glorious combination of fiber [...]

Monday Member Spotlight: Holly Rex and Erin Black of Perlalu

  Please describe your craft business. What was your impulse for starting it? Perlalu was born from a beading fever and has evolved into a love of all textiles.  It began when my original business partner and I participated in a jewelry-making class at a local community college.  We fell in LOVE with the process [...]

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