Here are some helpful links to resources for both artisans and crafters with a focus on Colorado. Some venues I’ve mentioned in blog posts. Search for details in the search button or go straight to the resource link. The list is evolving, so please be patient.
RETAILERS SELLING ARTS AND CRAFTS DONE BY COLORADANS
A Borgata – you rent space to display your crafts in Conifer and Lakewood
Art on 8th in Glenwood Springs
Aspen & Evergreen Gallery in Estes Park
Caboodle Gifts in Denver
Craft Scraps in Littleton (also, supplier of crafters overstock items)
Grand Lake Art Gallery in Grand Lake
Jolly Goods in Denver
Majestic Gallery in Idaho Springs
Meadowlark Gifts Decor Art in Parker
Mountain Living Studio in Manitou Springs
Owl’s Nest in Franktown
pARTiculars Gallery in Lafayette
Stonehenge in Georgetown
Thread in Denver
A Touch of Colorado in Lakewood (find my books here)
Trimble Court Artisans in Fort Collins
Tulip in Denver
Willow in Littleton
EXAMPLE OF WELL-DESIGNED ARTISAN WEBSITE
The Maverick Potter – see why I like this via November 17, 2015 blog post
LIST OF COLORADO ART AND CRAFT SHOWS
Mile High on the Cheap best resource for fall art and craft shows; they add Craft Shows to their menu in the fall; the site is a good resource for all starving artists and crafters.
ZAPP since 2004, a universal online arts application from the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF); apply to multiple art shows using standard application for all shows and upload images for juried shows for free. Go to the Advanced Filter under the Events Calendar and scroll to Colorado to get Colorado Art Events by month. Applications deadlines and event start and end dates are noted on the calendar. How handy is that?
If you see artists or crafters at a show that you like, go to their websites and see if they have a list of other shows where they will be. Theirs is a more qualified listing and less hit or miss. No sense in doing research that has already been done by other crafters.
OTHER INTERESTING CRAFT SITES
The Artful Crafter – first mentioned in September 13, 2016 blog post, Eileen covers all crafts and gives helpful advice on how to promote yourself.
Yarnia – if you are frustrated with yarn choices as explained in August 17, 2017 post, this little online post just might have the answer you are looking for.