To Market, to Market

The Hill Flea rolls out its market of wares and wonders today on the Hill, Boulder’s longtime epicenter of coolness and creativity. Resale clothing, upcycled home goods and vintage jewelry will all be on display during the annual community celebration/street fair, but the emphasis, says spokeswoman Maggie Joslyn, is on interaction, education and entertainment.

?“The Hill Flea was created as an event to revitalize the University Hill area and bring people together to interact,” explains Joslyn. And to that end, the Flea will host a family-friendly martial-arts session, storytime, belly dancing and live music in partnership with the Boulder International Fringe Festival. You can also play a giant game of Jenga, work on a community mosaic project, and learn about bicycle safety.

For intrepid shoppers, the Hill Flea will have a variety of local and global vendors lined up selling new and gently used items. Among other goods, the Hospice Share & Care Gift Shop will showcase its upcycled inventory, Nomad Vinyl will unfold its traveling record store, and Mundi Treeworks will display handcrafted wood jewelry.

The flea market with a conscience runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. near the intersection of 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue in Boulder. For more information, visit
Sat., Aug. 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 2014

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Bree Davies is a multimedia journalist, artist advocate and community organizer born and raised in Denver. Rooted in the world of Do-It-Yourself arts and music, Davies co-founded Titwrench experimental music festival, is host of the local music and comedy show Sounds on 29th on CPT12 Colorado Public Television and is creator and host of the civic and social issue-focused podcast, Hello? Denver? Are You Still There? Her work is centered on a passionate advocacy for all ages, accessible, inclusive, non-commercial and autonomous DIY art spaces and music venues in Denver.
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