The Emporium and Flying Circus is Aspen's Most Unique Retail Experience! 

The ultra-luxe Aspen shopping scene you’ve heard about? It just got funkier, cooler, shopper-friendlier, environment-friendlier, and community-friendlier – plus a lot more fun!

The Emporium and Flying Circus delivers an offbeat creative energy in a ginger bread brightly painted 100 year old Victorian miners cabin. It is an experience as much as a retail shop – of the “Oh my gosh, you’ve got to see this place” variety with barely controlled mayhem to dazzle and delight.

Venture under our "big top" and experience more than 70 local artists from carrots to electric cars, a “barkery” with all-natural dog biscuits, farm fresh eggs, jewelry fashioned from old silverware, and lots more – like chocolate truffles, photography, vintage clothing, pasta, honey, kids’ clothing, cashmere, hula hoops, and even an oxygen bar, as well as Aspen’s only oil and vinegar tasting bar.

Virtually everything has been repurposed – shelves made of yardsticks, a chandelier made of mason jars, light fixtures made from kitchen colanders. When you need a break from shopping and gawking, wander outside and enjoy swiveling stone chairs in the beautiful garden filled with one of a kind yard art!


Meet the Clowns

Shae Singer

Serial entrepreneur, Shae Singer founded the Emporium and Flying Circus 11/11/11 a very auspicious day in Aspen. Our fearless leader brings life, fun and love to the whole Roaring Fork Valley. Although she wears many hats, it’s her mermaid tail that sets her apart from the rest. With retail stores in the valley since the early 80’s, The Circus is just her latest and most philanthropic, fun loving, you must stop in and shop endeavor. Stay tuned for what’s to come...

Carlin Brightwell
Bear Tamer

Originally from Cincinnati, OH Carlin has called CO home for ten years. She now Manages Artists to Bears and everything in between under our big top. When she’s sharing our love of art and community you might  find her (if you can keep up)  exercising her passion for the great outdoors. Creating a sustainable community and life for herself in Aspen is what makes our Carlin our ray of “Sunshine”.

Casey Scarry
Tightrope Walker

    Casey joined our circus staff in August, 2016 a few months after moving to Snowmass Village from Hingham, MA. A lover of life, Casey splits her time between teaching little ones art and sharing the stories of our fabulous artists. Free spirited and family orientated she brings to our team her beautiful spirit and vision.



Resident Tail Wagger

Adopted at only 9 weeks old from Golden Retriever Rescue in Denver, CO on April 5 21017... Luna now has her forever home in Aspen with our Ringmaster Shae and a full time job bringing joy and puppy kisses to all who meet her. If you are lucky enough to drop in to the Emporium and Flying Circus you just might see her under our big top wagging her fluffy tail! She is smart, sweet and already taking her job as our resident tail wagger very seriously! She is available for pictures but sadly not seeking other employement aside from from licks or cuddles on the comfy stone chairs!

Michael Kulik
IT Guru & Webmaster

Michael Kulik has been a longtime friend and all around computer nerd. Whenever you 'break' anything from iCloud to needing a whole new website, we count on Mike to shoot us back a quick text and quickly address the probblem. He is currently working on his own blog Temerity Tech and also created the website for our Ringmaster Shae's Blue Moon Cottage. For your web design and any tech issue you may have, you can reach him at