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The Rust Belt Market

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Address: 22801 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220
11:00 - 19:00
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Sun 11:00 - 18:00
Fri 14:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 19:00

Voted "Best Place to Buy Original Art and Local Craft" by HOUR...

Voted "Best Place to Buy Original Art and Local Craft" by HOUR Detroit magazine, The Rust Belt Market is the intersection of creativity and business. Its founders transformed a vacant big-box store into an event venue and hub of 50+ independent retailers-offering a unique mix of goods both handmade and collected by local artists. Explore and leave inspired.

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Highlight of Ferndale

The place where one can find a nice selection of local art by local artists. Your taste will be satisfied by the large choice of painting, sculptures, and other arts and crafts... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Ferndale, Michigan

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Ferndale, Michigan
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The place where one can find a nice selection of local art by local artists. Your taste will be satisfied by the large choice of painting, sculptures, and other arts and crafts. It is always a pleasure to go to the Rust Belt Market and enjoy the permanent exhibition.

Thank artnform
Royal Oak, Michigan
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can always find something different here whether it be home grown, smitten with the mitten, clothing, oils, and my fave bird houses and feeders. There is a changing inventory and of course this adds to the experience. Central location and a can't miss.

Thank OctoberChar
Oakville, Canada
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142 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I came to this place on a Saturday evening. It sure is interesting and funky, with different vendors specializing in iron, wood, tiles, clothes, scents, trinkets, etc. I didn't buy anything, but this is definitely a place to check out of you are into this kind of stuff! It's also a pretty cool place to hang out too with its... More 

Thank AKAshon
Royal Oak, Michigan
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116 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

A fun place to walk through and browse the different booths. Fun people watching too. I believe they sell coffee and some muffins, etc. I don't recall a place to eat a meal. Don't expect to be here longer than a hour. We are usually in and out in 20/30 min.

Thank signinsareapain
Royal Oak, Michigan
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478 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

the shop that sells photos is cool, but never photos that interest me. I feel like the t-shirts at the shops there are costly and the softer t-shirts from Funky 7 in Royal Oak is better quality.

Thank NikaNumber1
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76 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This is an interesting place to visit in Ferndale. Lots of vendors under one roof offering a wide variety of goods. Very friendly people that encourage browsing. There is also a small bar here. You don't see most of the products available for sale in your typical shopping center stores so this is a good place to spend some time.... More 

Thank Gary O
Frankfort, New York
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41 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This place is a collection of small businesses. Lots of arts and crafts. They also have some homemade soaps and homeopathic remedies. There is at least one booth that sells food. Check this place out if you're nearby. There's something here for everyone.

Thank William D
Warren, Michigan
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225 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

was at the art show yesterday 9-25-16--this place was the highlight of the entire art show--bought a 'beware of dog s___t' metal sign here--too funny--loved the art show-- weather was beautiful--so many cool artists--great people watching--lots of dogs-- great restaurants--won't miss next year......

Thank al-diana
Ferndale, Michigan
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Great collective of small shops with an incredible variety of collectibles and wearables. You'll love the experience!

Thank Dogwalks
West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, United States
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25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

What a fascinating place! A huge space divided into smaller spaces with different vendors in each space. Unique finds and just in case shopping makes you thirsty, a full service bar at the back. An eclectic combo of interesting options. So much to see and consider. A smorgasbord for the senses!

1 Thank Cindy K

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