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Metro-Detroit's finest artist and vintage market


"Best place to buy local craft"  HOUR DETROIT 2013 & 2014

"Best business to patronize in Ferndale" METROTIMES 2014

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Metro-Detroit's finest artist and vintage market


"Best place to buy local craft"  HOUR DETROIT 2013 & 2014

"Best business to patronize in Ferndale" METROTIMES 2014

A Destination

The Rust Belt Market is a shopping experience unique to the Metro-Detroit area and much of the US as a whole.  Located in a once defunct big-box store, The Rust Belt is a retail heart-throb buzzing with creativity--more specifically, Michigan makers and collectors.  With fifty independent shops to choose from, surrounding a 4,000 square foot event space,* the Rust Belt will keep you exploring with fascination and engaged with artists.  Bring the family or plan a date.  Locally roasted coffee, handmade goods, art, furniture, vintage wears,  delectable sweets and oddities await you.   All independently owned and operated, just like The Rust Belt itself!

*Scroll down for event space rental information and photos from past events  

Market Life, by Soplat 

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Happenings & Promotions


Upcoming Rust Belt Events and Special Offers

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Happenings & Promotions


Upcoming Rust Belt Events and Special Offers

 

THIS SUNDAY!

 

MOST SATURDAY AFTERNOONS

Growing up under the watchful eye of his uncle, B.B. King, it seems only fitting that singer/songwriter, Briar Rabbit has grown up to become quite the gentleman, and one that is musically inclined. From the Midwest all the way to the Middle East, Briar Rabbit has enamored crowds with romantic melodies and colourfully layered narrative through honest lyricism.

EVERY WEEKEND

Look for this poster at participating Ferndale restaurants 

Look for this poster at participating Ferndale restaurants 

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Venue Rental


Look no further.  Offering unique event space rental for your special day

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Venue Rental


Look no further.  Offering unique event space rental for your special day

The Rust Belt offers a prime location in the heart of downtown Ferndale and is the perfect alternative event space for private parties, weddings, anniversaries, corporate meetings, birthdays, performance art, gallery shows, pop-up dinners and fundraisers...


Amenities Include

200 person seated maximum capacity 

4,000 Sq Ft 

60 Sq Ft stage 

Separate coat check room

Twinkling string lights above and art throughout 

Unique gift or "check-in" room near entrance  

PA, microphone, speakers 

AC / Heat 

2-stall Men’s room 

3-stall Women’s room 

Wifi 

Flexible day-of set up 

Decorate with your own personal flair 

No additional fee for standard cleaning 


Table & Chair Rental

Please contact Steve for rental details.  He can help with configuring the space to ensure your guests are comfortably seated.  Click below for pricing.

steve@rustbeltmarket.com

(810) 338-0518

Schedule a walk-through by filling out the contact form below

Schedule a walk-through by filling out the contact form below

 

Add Ons

In-House Rental: banquet tables, round tables, high tops, chairs & white linens.  All items are new, clean and sturdy. 

Oakland County Licensed Prep Kitchen and Guest Bar,* including cold storage and a 3-compartment sink 

Shuttle service** 

*Kitchen & Guest Bar: additional $300 +$300 refundable security deposit.  No on-site cooking is allowed due to lack of ventilation  

**Please inquire for details and rates 

 

Rates 

Weekday Event: Monday-Thursday, starting at $300

Starting rate provides for a 3 hour event with no food or drink allowed on premises and all amenities listed to the left. 

Weekday event with food and/or drink: please fill out our contact form for a quote suited to your specific needs 

Weekend Event:  $1600

This rate provides for an evening event with food and/or drink along with all amenities listed.

 

Half down, non-refundable payment required to reserve date

 

If you choose to book with us, we can provide you with a list of local, quality caterers, DJs, musicians, and bartenders we’ve successfully worked with.  You may bring in the catering service of your liking--even if not on our preferred vendors list.  Food Trucks  are another great option and have successfully served party guests just outside our entrance from the Withington Lot.  

The event center is not available for rental each November 28th-December 24th due to the holiday season.  We host traveling artists within the space and expand market hours to provide our patrons an enhanced shopping experience. 





Event Space Rental Request Form

If you'd like to check availability, schedule a walk-through or speak with someone about the specifics of your party, fill out this form and Rust Belt Management will contact you as soon as possible.  

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