West Elm celebrates local goods with a launch party Friday

West Elm Local will launch on Friday, June 13, celebrating a partnership between the home-decor store and Denver artists. Bringing a Mile High flair to high-end furniture, the gathering is also an opportunity to meet the artists behind local goods. "We'll show a lot of unique, handmade art and it just adds some interest and intrigue to what we're doing here," says West Elm manager Barbara Sidey.

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A couple of times a month, West Elm hosts Meet the Maker, inviting shoppers to mingle with the creators of unique jewelry, beetle-kill furniture and more. "A lot of these cooperations have just blended so nicely with the urban vibe we have here in the store. Because of that, it's been tremendously successful," Sidey says.

West Elm Local appreciates this partnership, and will celebrate an assortment of local goods at Friday's reception, including planters by The Swedish Gypsy, watercolors by Kelsey McNatt, motivational banners by Urban Bird & Co., tea towels by Counter Couture, pillows by Archer Draw and more.

The launch party starts at 4 p.m. June 13 at West Elm. There will be food, cocktails and opportunities to meet the artists and shop. For more information, visit the store's Facebook event page. To check out the list of local artists, visit West Elm's blog.

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