Sunshine, splendor in store this weekend
The breath of fresh air you’re desperately seeking can be found this weekend on the Twenty Ninth Street mall. Firefly Handmade’s autumn market is on as scheduled, and we can’t think of a better way to lift our collective spirits.
I’ve been to several Firefly markets (held seasonally) and let me tell you, this is no craft fair. Quite the contrary – Firefly puts on an exquisite artistic display, with hyper-creative and inventive work in every medium you can think of and then some.
Whether you come to buy or just to look, you’ll be glad you did.
“We debated if we should hold the market as scheduled,” explains Beth Pomerantz, Firefly’s owner who battled last week’s flood, losing two vehicles in her hard-hit lower Chautauqua neighborhood. “Once we knew that almost all of our vendors could participate, it was an easy call.”
Just three vendors – out of more than 100 – had to bow out due to flood impacts. The artist line up is impressive, and promises a widely varied creative exhibition.
“Going forward is good for our economy, good for our artists, and most importantly, good for our community,” Beth says. “We hope we can offer people a little respite and enjoyment.”
Firefly Handmade and many of this weekend’s participating artists will donate a percentage of sales to the Red Cross Colorado Flood fund, as well as the Humane Society of Boulder Valley. Donation collection jars will be stationed everywhere.
Bring the kids. This market also features Junior Fireflys – a mini market for young creators to display and sell their goods. Food trucks will be on the scene, and hands on activities will be provided by Clementine Studio and Two Hands Paperie.GO
Firefly Handmade Market
Saturday and Sunday
Sept 21 & 22
11 a.m. – 5 p.m. @ Twenty Ninth Street, Boulder