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The Rust Belt Market

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Address: 22801 Woodward Ave, Ferndale, MI 48220-1738
14:00 - 19:00
Closed now
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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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123 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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113 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 120 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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474 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 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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12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 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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222 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 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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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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22 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
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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123 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

This market showcases some of the best high end craft vendors Detroit has to offer! We were impressed by the friendly artists and entrepreneurs, no heavy sales pitches, just good information and available to answer questions. The bar area is a great touch and new - terrific craft cocktails and beer selection. Be sure to stop by with near market... More 

1 Thank shelandi
Flint, mi
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1,112 reviews
219 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 533 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

I think that this place is only open on weekends. I saw the Rust Belt Market featured on the UTR Michigan show on PBS and knew I had to see what this place is all about. It is very cool. This place is a lot better than the typical "Michigan Theme" art gallery or souvenir shop. The shop owners ARE... More 

1 Thank flintjarvis

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