WIZARDS OF METAL "Custom Metal Art": SAY IT IN METAL
Old Town Auburn has many unique shops to browse through and one of the shopping finds is inside the Gold Rush Plaza on Sacramento Street. The Wizards of Metal is a metal art store complete with all the trimmings from addresses, sayings, animal designs, nature scenes, sports designs, fish metal cutouts, well, you name it and it most likely is here or will be custom made for you.
All of the designs are hand made to create a work of art, one piece at a time. This is high quality workmanship with many on display for you to purchase. The artist/owner, Dan Tenold, is a very talented and well spoken person and showed me many of his works, not only the ones on the wall, but in his extensive art book. The works of metal art come in all sizes to fit your needs. The best part is that if you see something you like and desire to purchase it, then just take it off the display wall and say, "sold". This store has metal work for not only the locals, but for the tourists that stop in every day. Pieces can even be shipped to your door. Now, that's convenience.
What to buy: I was drawn to several pieces of metal art, but my eyes caught one that "travelgourmet" could not pass up. A sign that said: "The Real HELL'S KITCHEN" was my folly. I had a great laugh and yelled out, "this one is perfect for my kitchen entry." If you drop in to see Dan and his works of metal art, please say hello from Virtual Tourists "travelgourmet." You don't have to buy, just say, "hi." Wizards of Metal "custom metal art" is open Thursday through Monday, 10am to 5pm, and closed on Tuesday/Wednesday as Dan says, "to make more stuff". Stuff my foot! This is art work and something that will be perfect in/on/around your home or vacation hide-away. Since I have a piece of Dan's work, I have noticed his work on sides of garages, barns, and in front lawns. Seems to me like a lot of folks enjoy these metal statements.
What to pay: A wide range of prices depending on the size and design. I felt the piece of work I purchased was fair value and was more decorative than I first thought. Many a guest has had a good laugh seeing the sign with "The Real HELL'S KITCHEN.
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