Thank you Tucson, we had a wonderful time! We scouted and found some amazing new talent that fit in so well. Looking forward to next year. Meanwhile, please join us at Fort Tuthill in Flagstaff, June 20-21 and at Salt River Fields in Scottsdale in November. www.thebigheap.com
This weekend, don’t miss The Big Heap in Tucson! Join us at Old Tucson for the best in vintage, antique and artisan design for you, your home and garden. 201 S. Kinney Rd. Pickers, Junkers, Antique Dealers, and the finest artisans joining us from Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Nevada, California and Texas. $5 at the gate, kids 12 and under free. Pets okay on leash.
Look for The Big Heap signs in the Old Tucson lot and follow the path to the festival. Food and drinks of all kinds available.
9-4 Saturday, April 11 and 9-3 Sunday, April 12
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.