Pop-up shop opens at Crystal Palace | AspenTimes.com

Pop-up shop opens at Crystal Palace

The pop-up shop "Blk Mkt," which opened Thursday, will feature a cafe and cocktail bar. Above, Blk Mkt's cafe menu.
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For those seeking handmade clothing, jewelry and art, specialty cocktails, live music and organic food all in one venue, look no further than the Crystal Palace this month.

The pop-up shop Blk Mkt — pronounced “black market” — celebrated its grand opening Thursday evening with a gallery show curated by artist Max Kauffman as well as a showing of the all-female film “No Man’s Land.”

Colorado-based clothing designers Mike Delaney and Sammy Steen organized the pop-up store, which they’ve worked closely with friends at Gravity Productions to put together.

The reason behind the name Blk Mkt is because most of the shop’s products have never been offered in Colorado, Delaney said.

One of the brands sold at Blk Mkt is Steen and Delaney’s line “this is i ROAM,” which features clothing handmade in Bali, Indonesia.

“We enjoy this space and what this space can create for people. Between this room, the bar and the concert venue, it’s all very dynamic and diverse,” Steen said, adding that he and Delaney share a passion for bringing people together.

Starting this week and lasting throughout the month, Blk Mkt will host an art show and cocktail hour every Thursday and musical performances at the Crystal Palace on Saturdays and Sundays, Delaney said.

Blk Mkt will remain open until at least Feb. 1, Delaney said, adding that “we’re entertaining the idea of keeping things open longer, depending how it all goes.”

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