3 Things that made Pinzucon2 a smash hit for art vendors

by | Nov 26, 2018 | Creative Destinations

The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale opened it doors this past weekend to host Pinzucon2; an expo that features custom enamel pins, patches, and stickers from a number of vendors. The event was first held earlier this year in July and made its return over the holiday weekend. We had a great time visiting the venue and speaking with artists about why Pinzucon2 was special to them.

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1. The Diversity

“I love the variety of vendors here,” said Aaron Gaston, owner of Glass by Gaston, who shared a table with brother and owner of Pug Uglie Art, Caleb Gaston. “It’s primarily an enamel pin event, but there are a variety of artists selling t-shirts, prints, and toys. The variety here is really awesome and I look forward to participating again next year,” Aaron said. As a parting gift, the Gaston brothers made sure we left their table with a cup of green slime made by Aaron’s son.

(Photo: The Creative Armory)

(Photo: The Creative Armory)

(Photo: The Creative Armory)

2. Unique Products

The Foxy Hipster shop owner, Amy, explained that “Pinzucon is where you can find really unique pins that you won’t fond anywhere else. There are a bunch of nostalgic products here that remind me of things from my childhood. It’s really good stuff and a fun time,” she said.

(Photo: The Creative Armory)

(Photo: The Creative Armory)

3. Affordable Art

Melanie Brooks of Earthenwood stated “I just really like the small, affordable, and functional pieces of art that you can get here. You can use the artwork on everyday items such as your skateboard or laptop where you can see it all the time. It’s a low investment in art and a really good way for artists and the public to connect; so it’s pretty cool,” she smiled.

(Photo: The Creative Armory)

(Photo: The Creative Armory)

We enjoyed going to this event and supporting local artists for Small Business Saturday. If future Pinzucon expos are as fun as this, we surely can’t wait to attend the next one!

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Did you attend Pinzucon this year? What were your favorite items there? Share with us in the comments!

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