Get ready for our big 5th Anniversary Festival in November! We are returning to Cave Creek where it all began. This will be one of our biggest shows yet with our new focus on an urban and bohemian groove – think loft and personal nesting hide outs! A gathering of lowbrow art and industrial furnishings. November 18-20, 2016.
Link to this fascinating video explanation of the Hieronymus Bosch triptych, the Garden of Earthly Delights. This interactive documentary was created to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of the artist. Enjoy! (Press the EN button at the top if it is not in English already and make sure to have your sound turned on)
and in your spare time, you can build one of these…
We wanted to take a minute to highlight our dear friend and artist Aaron Voigt. We met Aaron right before our very first Big Heap and fell in love. He emanates kindness, and urban, industrial, vintage coolness, and his work, well, you instantly want to put your arm around it, and become its friend. Forever.
Currently, Aaron is the featured artist at Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix and creating new works to share with the good people of Tucson in April, at The Big Heap. Be sure to stop in and say hi, and take home one of his signature robots.
Most know The Big Heap for our Vintage and Antique goods. We also have some of the most talented artisans around. These are some of the pieces sent in for the Tucson show.
(Top left-Aaron Voigt-Phoenix, top center-Victorian Folly-Phoenix, top right-Kim Savage-Cave Creek, center left-Bottle Rocket-Tucson, Center – Bottle Rocket, center right-Days of Vintage-Yarnell, lower right-Monster Booty-Tucson, lower far right-Painted Ladies-Snowflake, AZ This is just a sample. We will also be hosting garden artist Julie Sadek, Solar and wood light sculptor Mel Stauffer of Golden Valley, Watto’s Wife, Madijaxmetal and others. Should be a great show. April 11-12 Old Tucson
“Upcycling” has really been around since the beginning of time. Oft called necessity, it’s pure ingenuity, reimagined usefuls.
From the flour sack dresses, to the plastic bottle solar lights, to these artistically rendered chairs, upcycling can be so refreshing.
Look for some good examples at your next Big Heap or local market.