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Market in Avon brings out horde of shorts, sundresses

Taylor L. Roozen

AVON, Colorado – Arts, crafts and music meet beers, booze and bratwursts, with freshly made dijon and all the other fixings – sounds like Friday.

Sue Barham, marketing director of the Outdoor Market Avondale and an Edwards resident, is happy with how the first-ever market kicked off Friday night at the Westin Riverfront in Avon.

The market had more than 10 tents that sold clothing, jewelry, paintings and produce. Barham said most stands have signed on for the whole summer.

There were also two bands that played until 9 p.m.

The Avon market has teamed up with 30th Street Productions to bring different live music to every Friday market this summer.

“There’s never been an Avon market before or any evening market in the valley. It fits a nice little niche, and I think it will grow,” Barham said.

Sara Melzer, an East Vail resident, sold original art out of her booth at the market, including some stellar paintings on snowboards and skateboard decks.

She looks forward to a promising summer at the market.

“They got a cool band for the first day. Hopefully we’ll get some more people walking around,” she said.

Amber O’Quinn, of Avon, was selling some unique and sustainable earings made out of avocado pits, coffee beans and feathers from fly-fishing shops.

She also is excited about this summer at the market.

“There’s a need for it here,” she said. “Vail, Edwards and Eagle have a market. It just makes sense. Avon locals need to get together.”

Lisa Forrest, of Eden flower shop in Avon, sold flowers at the market with aspen-trunk candleholders made by Steve Kiene. Next week, they plan on making daisy chains for the kids. Forrest was impressed at what the market had to offer in terms of entertainment and refreshment.

Tom Kiddoo, also of Avon, sells shirts at his stand “celebrating the father-child bond,” he said. The shirts are animated with scenes of wilderness adventures between a dad and his kid.

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