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Address: 22801 Woodward Avenue, Ferndale, MI 48220
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Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Description: Voted "Best Place to Buy Original Art and Local Craft" by HOUR Detroit...
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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Great place for unique gifts and unique artsy ideas for the home and wearables. Most artists reasonably priced. Weekends have more to offer.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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21 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great place for unique gifts and unique artsy ideas for the home and wearables. Most artists reasonably priced. Weekends have more to offer.

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Warren, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

only open friday, saturday & sunday--this is only part of the coolness in the area--lots of fun walking around the area--stores-restaurants-markets--fashionable ferndale.....

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

This artisan/vendor market style retail venue is located in nice downtown Ferndale. The collection of vendors and product was good, with lots of cool locally made stuff from both Detroit & Michigan. The only reason it gets a "Very Good", is that it could expand is size and scope. I did pick-up some awesome stuff though.

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Atlanta
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135 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I stopped here on my way to the airport after hearing about it and managed to snag a few nice gifts. Located in the heart of Ferndale is this Market jam packed with artisans and merchants selling cool and unusual items not found at your typical mall. The assortment of goods ranged from clothing items, handmade soaps and jewelry, greeting... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

If you like to shop for very odd but cool stuff then this might be the place for you. I was just looking around to kill time and I did enjoy having a look, but I didn't buy anything. If I can't find a way to make daily use of something or at least several times per month I have... More 

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Chicago, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This place is top notch. Every vendor is unique, and you can tell that they take great pride in their craft. If you are looking for a unique gift or home decor item, this is a fantastic place to shop. What an innovative use of a large space that otherwise may stay empty.

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Wuhan, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I really like this place, it's great for a wandering around saturday w/ a friend. There are a lot of different styles of decorative items, lots of different jewelry, lots of food for sale, some body products, and even games! There is a small board game shop set up where you can test the games (maybe, there were a couple... More 

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Saint Cloud, Florida
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103 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This is a great little Artist's market with an eclectic variety of wares. If you appreciate Michigan made or Michigan inspired art, this is a great place to visit. I live out of state so I only make a visit a few times a year. It is definitely more busy and has more vendors around Christmas time. After that the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Great place to find unique items. Browsing the store is an adventure in itself. Highly recommend checking it out as a first date.

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michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

A funky collection of art, junk and fun, all presented by local artists. If it sounds like fun, it is. Just go there. You will NOT be sorry

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