Best and his wife Tiffany created The Rust Belt Market after seeing artists struggle in the months when art fairs are less abundant, with a mindset of helping them have consistency and a regular space to sell their work.
Several tables are staffed by volunteers selling items that were donated to help fund the museum and maintain the historic property. Vintage items, antique furniture, craft supplies, decorative items through many eras, and even clothing mean for some fun shopping options.
Chris and Tiffany Best of The Rust Belt Market have reached their $20,000 Kickstarter goal to help them remodel their large artists’ market. Now the real work begins, as they prepare to create an event space that will allow them to host events during the week without worrying about the security of the artists who have booth areas at the market.
Word spread quickly on the web today about a new project in the planning phase for the former Old Navy building on the corner of 9 Mile and Woodward.