I knew that people collected buttons and made art out of some of them, but little did I know that there exists a National Button Society, and annual shows in some of the 50 states, including here in Arizona.
Arizona State Button Society annual show
Feb. 16, 10 to 5 p.m.
Feb. 17, 10 to 3 p.m.
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix/Avondale
11460 W. Hilton Way
Avondale, AZ 85323
west of Phoenix, directly off I-10
Not sure what people do at button society shows, but the AAA magazine where I learned about this society says that you can “see clothing buttons, educational exhibits, creative works, vendors and competitive displays.” (“Highroads”, January/February 2013 issue, page 60)