The Hause Collective is an art and thrift community that is home to local artists, creatives and savers. In a final farewell to summer, the Hause Collective is hosting a two-day Dear Summer Festival on September 25-26.
The Dear Summer Festival will feature live music from out-of-town and out-of-town artists, food trucks and 44 vendors. The goal of Dear Summer Fest is to generate a network hub for artists and creatives in the Colorado Springs community and beyond, according to Liz Lawrence, saleswoman and partial owner of Hause Collective alongside founder Chelesa Drew.
“It’s for us and by us to create an experience not just for ourselves but for the community,” Lawrence wrote via email. “We encourage students to attend to learn about local networks, like-minded people and to enrich community engagement.”
Lawrence spoke about the importance of thrift stores and second-hand shopping: “We can all do our part if we all buy second-hand, whether it’s clothing, furniture, outdoor gear, electronics and more. You will be surprised at what things you can find used that are still in great condition! I truly believe that one man’s trash is another man’s treasure.
Lawrence and his team have been working since July to organize this event. Lawrence said, “We hope everyone is having fun and seeing all the love and sheer intention we put into it. We can’t wait to write a love letter together for the summer of 2021.
The festival will take place Saturday, September 25 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday, September 26 from noon to 5 p.m. in Manitou Springs at Soda Springs Park and Bud’s Pavilion.
[Peacemaker (Single Day Pass) $15, Nomads (2 Day Pass) $20 and Squirts (Kids) free.]
Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite through the direct link on the website.
Hause Collective’s flagship store is located in the Citadel. There are two other locations: The Hause Thrift & Lounge in Chapel Hills Mall and The Hause Collective Charlotte in Charlotte, NC. The Hause collective opened its doors in February 2021.