Helen Rice, founder of Art Makers Denver, believes that when people occupy their hands and minds with creativity, the world will be a more peaceful and positive place. The artistic matriarch of old town Littleton and owner of Willow – An Artisan’s Market started this 3-day makers event to provide a venue for creative people to learn and exchange innovative techniques and ideas.
The Cheyenne-raised Air Force brat came to Denver and worked as an accountant in the oil and gas industry for 20 years before finally taking the leap to follow her dream and open Willow in 2004. While Helen doesn’t consider herself an artist, her imaginative vision is clear in the carefully curated handmade goods that fill her 11-year-old artisan’s market. On any given day, Helen can be found discussing each of her artist’s work in affectionate detail, pointing out a new stenciling technique on a ceramic piece, or giving her shoppers a glimpse into the lives of the artists she represents.
Designer // Graphics + Web
Jessica Finver is a web and graphic design aficionado! Always up on the latest and greatest trend in web design, she can write code in her sleep. Her ability to turn fun and funky creations into sophisticated design has molded the style of AMD.
Jessica is the owner of a small web and graphic design business in Boulder, Colorado. She produces every kind of print and digital design you can imagine. She sees art as a part of life and Art Makers Denver as a means to bring life to art!
Designer // Graphics + Social Media
Pam Finver lives smack dab in the center of downtown Denver, and thrives on the steady urban beat of the city. She’s the face and voice behind our edgy and fun social media presence! Her fresh ideas, creative talent and social media savvy keeps our Fans interested and engaged.
Pam studied Graphic Design and Digital Media at CU Boulder, but has always been a creator, tinkerer and artist. She loves being a part of AMD because it allows her to fully express her love for art, while also witnessing others take part in the fun!