As part of our programming for 2013, we’re teaming up with Idle Hands Craft Sale in Ottawa to host a new swap and barter series, Curated Castoffs.
Some of our most popular programming in the past has included swaps, where items like clothing, art + craft supplies, music gear and audio-visual items, and jewellery were exchanged. It was a great way for people to clean out and renew their own wardrobe or creative tool kit with found treasures, but without spending a lot of money.
We wanted to bring the swap back, but in a more mindful way. Talking with friends, and in our own lives, we’ve seen a a shift in the last few years towards consuming and owning less, but bringing higher quality and distinct items into our spaces.
So with Curated Castoffs, it’s going to be a different kind of swap. Participants are asked to select up to five high-quality items they no longer need or want, but upon which others would place high value. In return, the pool of items from which all participants get to select is smaller, but of quality. It also asks participants to be critical of what they choose to take home with them.
If you’re in Ottawa, our first edition of the Curated Castoff series will focus on art and decor. Refresh your walls and shelves, start a collection, or exchange pieces.
Here’s the details:
What: Curated Castoffs: Art + Decor Edition
When: Wednesday, March 27, 2013, 7:00pm – 19+
Where: Patrick Gordon Framing Studios (160 Elm St, Ottawa)
> More information on how the swap works.
> Facebook invite
Hope to see you there!