The first stop, today from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is at the Healy House and Dexter Cabin, 912 Harrison Avenue in Leadville, where, Yetman says, the market mix will include some local Leadville artists. Next stop is the Hotel de Paris in Georgetown on August 4, but the collaboration might just reach its zenith on September 9, when the Horseshoe will collide with a bead swap and mountain man rendezvous at Fort Vasquez, an unusual attraction stuck right in the middle of Highway 85 near Platteville.
“There’s a lot of interest in it because of the location and its reference to fur trading,” Yetman says. “It’s like breathing new life into the fort.”
It all sounds like a win-win for two organizations looking for added exposure; for more information and a list of vendors for each market, visit horseshoemarket.com/hittheroad.
Sat., June 23, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2012