Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Swap-O-Rama-Rama Coming to Tulsa!

After a wildly successful run in Oklahoma City, Swap-O-Rama-Rama is coming to Tulsa next month!

Swap-O-Rama-Rama, the brainchild of Wendy Tremayne, offers an alternative to consumerism. Participants bring a bag of second-hand clothes plus a small monetary donation, and planners provide sewing machines, embellishments, and assistance transforming ordinary T-shirts into wearable works of art. For the past couple of years, Stephanie of Reuse Oklahoma Arts Resource has brought the state capital an Oklahoma-based version of the exciting and eco-friendly event.

This year, Christine of weather & noise and such pretty things, who has also brought Green Country two great years of Indie Emporium, is holding a Tulsa-based version of Swap-O-Rama-Rama on March 21 from 1 to 6 p.m. The Collective, on 11th Street just west of Harvard, will be the venue. Everyone is invited, so bag up those high-school club shirts and golf pants you no longer wear, and get ready for the ultimate DIY experience. All items not used will be donated to a shelter to clothe those in need, so it's a win-win opportunity for all.

Stephanie is still planning to hold an OKC Swap-O-Rama-Rama probably in June, but it is still in the planning stages. Check out Reuse Oklahoma Arts Resource's MySpace page for updates. We'll post it in the Events column of the blog, too.

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