Spring Success and Summer Excitement

I'm writing this on Sunday June 21st, the Summer Solstice, which means Summer has arrived, and along with it our Summer Markets at our new home in the Baxter Hotel! If you came downtown to the Baxter last month for the flea than you too realized the magic that is our partnership. The ambiance, history, and energy that this building emanates is palpable and such an incredible fit for our one of a kind market. I've lived in Bozeman most of my life and the Baxter is laced throughout my memory, providing an incredible backdrop against which many of my major life events have taken place. It feels somewhat full circle to be providing other Bozemanites an experience to remember in one of my favorite quintessential Bozeman locals.

We were simply floored by the turnout last month: There was literally a line in the upstairs lobby and down the stairs twenty minutes before doors opened at 11! Thank you all so much for coming out and participating in our dream. We are so honored and privalaged to be bringing you the best that Montana has to offer in handmade, vintage, and antique vendors. The people that we meet at these events are truly inspiring, and the enthusiasm and excitement is off the walls. If you haven't attended a market yet than get your butt down to the Market this Sunday June 28th for our first Summer Market.

We are basically taking over the Baxter! 

We will be shutting down the alley between The Baxter and Bozeman Spirits where you can find live music, activities, and food vendors and inside you'll find our makers, collectors, and creators! The Baxter will again be providing a bloody Mary and Mimosa Bar, and of course we encourage you to grab a  drink at the Bauchus or Ted Montana Grill once you are done shopping. (We ask that if you are imbibing any alcohol in the Baxter that you not bring any past the outdoor patio and into the alley market! We don't have a permit to lift the liquor laws.)

We officially have our dates set for our Summer Market Series, so mark your calendars and add it to the growing list of Bozeman Summertime activities! See you next Sunday!

 

We hope to see you this Sunday, but until then here are the stunning photographs Emma Light took during our May Market! She really captured the energy and joy and we can't thank her enough for these incredible images! If you are curious about her expansive body of work check out her website:


Nailed it!

Hello Fleas!

So the dust is settling and here is what I know: Our inaugural Pop-Up Market was a HUGE success! Thank you to everyone who came out! It was quite the turnout. Our vendors sold copious amounts of amazingness and the community came out in full force to support the Bozeman Flea and we couldn't be happier with the results. Connections were made, hands were shook, hugs were given, and smiles were all around!!!

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We were truly blown away by the sheer volume of shoppers, and also all of the wonderful feedback we received. Feedback is crucial! We want to know how you heard about us, what's is working, and so on. Most importantly we want to know YOU. We met so many fantastic makers, collectors, and enthusiasts and those connections translate into collaborations and friendship down the line, so please ask questions and find out how you can get involved. We want the community to benefit as much as possible from our markets, and the best way to ensure your fantastic ideas are heard and acted upon is to hop over to our GET INVOLVED page and find out what your role can be.

We are always looking for talented and passionate people to fill vendor slots, and join us behind the scenes as a committee member. Our committee members are an amazing resource and we cherish them immeasurably. A very special shout out and thank you to CM Angela Yonke, who took all of these fantastic photos!!

As I write this, and consequently relive the Pop-Up's success, I am eager to get working on the next Pop-Up Market. We don't have many details ready for you yet but it's going to be fantastic. If you are interested in becoming a vendor please APPLY! We want to keep things fresh and new and at this point that means meeting and working with as many creative impassioned vendors as possible. Participating in a BF Pop-Up Market does not require or reserve you a spot in our summer market, so if you're curious about how this whole operation works the Pop-Up Markets are a wonderful way to get your feet wet and see if this is something you would like to do regularly during our summer markets.

We are currently searching for our next Pop-Up venue so if you have suggestions, ideas, or a space you would like to offer up please let us know. We are so thankful to The Architects Wife for hosting us! After Saturday's turnout we have realized partnering with an emerging business that will benefit from the marketing, exposure, and PR we provide is an excellent perk of the Pop-Up Market. We love the adventurous entrepreneurs that make Bozeman so special, and helping those businesses reach a new audience is a service we are happy to offer. Thank you again to The Architects Wife for helping us set the tone for all future markets. We've got our work cut out for us finding a venue that can top, or even live up to the grandeur of that historic building, and all of the phenomenal wares found within!

I suppose that's all for now. Keep checking in with us and don't forget to follow us on Instagram and like us on Facebook where we will be sure and keep you posted as details regarding our next market are made available.


Putting all the pieces together

We have been busy bees over at the Flea. Our flyer for the upcoming Pop-Up is finished, thanks to Kate we now have an Instagram page and I have begun work on a line of tote bags exclusive to the Bozeman Flea. "The We could be Heroes" series will feature totally Boss Ladies, and probably a few Rad Dudes, being boss and saying boss things. Today's Heroes are Mary Tyler Moore, Julie Andrews, and Stevie Nicks. Hop on over to our Instagram to see the artistic process as it unfolds.

Until next time!

Jasmine

Pop-Up Market, and the beginning of something great...

Bozeman Flea is coming! To kick things off we will be holding a Pop-Up Market hosted by The Architects Wife in down town Bozeman on February 28th 2015. For information updates please follow us on Facebook, or head on over to our events page.

Please bare with us as we slowly update details and information on our website. There is a lot of ground to cover and we want to be sure we get it right! For now we are accepting applications for our Pop-Up Market in February 2015. If you are interested in participating please head on over to our apply page and shoot us an email.

We promise we will have way more interesting things to say about EVERYTHING we are doing, but for now, this piddly little post will have to do...

Thank you everyone for your enthusiastic support, and patience as we knock this thing out!