Join the Balefire Team!

Join the Balefire Team!

Love jewelry and artist made goods? Looking for a little extra income each month? We are hiring a part-time assistant for Balefire Goods. This is the perfect position for someone that has flexibility in their schedule and can work one day a week and also help out as needed to cover when our owner is out traveling, we have events in the store, etc. To apply, send an email to info@balefiregoods.com and include info about why you think this would be a fit for both of us.
July 18, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Emma Balder: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

Emma Balder: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

For the month of August, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver based artist, Emma Balder, for an exhibit of her fiber paintings. Balder's work leverages discarded and recycled textiles as the driving element in her designs to create small-scale works with an organic and otherworldly feel.
July 13, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Kitten Palooza

Kitten Palooza

We are joining forces with the Cat Care Society for an all-ages kitten event! We will have a kindle of kittens in the store that are looking for their forever homes. Come by for a cuddle and you may just find your new best friend. 
June 29, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Jeff Strahl's goddess photos art opening flyer

Jeff Strahl: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

For the month of July, Balefire Goods welcomes Denver based photographer, Jeff Strahl, who will be exhibiting his VALLARI series. This series explores modern-day goddesses representing music, painting, sculpture, architecture, literature, and photography with an engaging Art Nouveau aesthetic mixed with a contemporary pop art sensibility. Created in camera, without digital manipulation, these pieces exhibit a decidedly modern take while leveraging traditional and time-consuming techniques that honor the craft of photography.
June 12, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Tiffany Window and Carly Wright Earrings

Art Jewelry and Art History: Tiffany and Wright

As a student of art history and a lover of art jewelry and metalsmithing, I often find myself reminded of artists or pieces from my art studies when looking at art jewelry. I thought it would be fun to start a new series of posts where I share a little about a jewelry artist or piece and give an intro to the artist or work from art history with which I sense a compliment or connection.

For the second post in this series, we will be looking at the historical artist Louis Comfort Tiffany and the contemporary Art Jeweler, Carly Wright.

June 07, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Pride Cake Month at Balefire Goods and Valhalla Cakes!

Pride Cake Month at Balefire Goods and Valhalla Cakes!

Like many of you, we were saddened this week by the supreme court decision involving a wedding cake from a Denver area bakery. Since that ruling, we have seen a lot of comments and attention being given to the bakery involved in that case, but we feel like we should all be focusing on the vendors in our area that support inclusion and the LGBTQ community rather than giving more attention to those that support hate. 

Based on all this and to celebrate Pride month, we created a new partnership with the fabulous Valhalla Cakes to offer Pride Cupcakes for Pride Month!
June 06, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Community Night for Colorado Talking Book Library featuring the Blind Institute of Technology

Community Night for Colorado Talking Book Library featuring the Blind Institute of Technology

Balefire Goods, in partnership with the Blind Institute of Technology, welcomes the Colorado Talking Book Library for an evening of conversation, drinks, art, jewelry, and learning.
May 10, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Tactile Art Show: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

Tactile Art Show: First Friday in Olde Town Arvada

For the month of June, Balefire Goods is hosting an art exhibit that focuses on tactile art, which allows you to engage with art in a new, truly hands-on way, while also being more accessible to those with vision loss. We are so honored to welcome 3 different artists creating tactile art: Ann Cunningham, Jennifer Boyd, and Luanne Burke.
May 10, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
Mother's Day Weekend Trunk Show

Mother's Day Weekend Trunk Show

We are so excited to welcome four jewelry artists from all over Colorado for a special trunk show the Saturday before Mother's Day! In addition meeting the artists and seeing their latest and greatest work, you will also be able to enjoy complimentary mimosas and chocolate from the Honduras Chocolate Company. Find the perfect gift for mom, make a day of it with a group of friends, or come by to meet and support these amazing female artists.
April 27, 2018 by Jamie Hollier
May Art: Local High School Students and Kirsten Denbow's Encaustics

May Art: Local High School Students and Kirsten Denbow's Encaustics

May will be a very special month of art at Balefire Goods. We will be showcasing student artwork alongside many other Olde Town Merchants and in partnership with the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities. In addition to the student show, we will also be showcasing the encaustic work of local artist and art instructor Kirsten Denbow.
April 27, 2018 by Jamie Hollier