Clothing swap helps attendees create new fashions

Clothing swap helps attendees create new fashions

NANAIMO - The Nanaimo Arts Council hosts the Swap-O-Rama-Rama April 2.

The Nanaimo Arts Council will swap some creative ideas during its Swap-O-Rama-Rama April 2. The event aims at helping attendees learn how to transform their old clothes into new fashions. It runs from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at St. Andrews United Church. “This is the fourth time that the Nanaimo Arts Council has presented Swap-O-Rama-Rama,” said Sarah Schmidt, arts council executive director, in a press release. “And every time the energy in the room has been amazing. People collaborating, creating, learning and laughing.” There will be stations at the event where people can learn how to modify, embellish and upcycle clothing. Sewing machines and fabric are available for attendees to use. Admission is $5 and people are encouraged to bring a bag of clean used clothing to swap at the event. Before the event people can drop off donations of clothing and fabric to the Nanaimo Arts Council office, located at 4 Commercial St. The Swap-O-Rama-Rama was created in New York in 2005 and now the event is held around the globe. For more information please go to or call the arts council at 250-729-3947.

"Nanaimo Arts Council acknowledges with gratitude and thanks  that we are on the traditional and unceded territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation."

We acknowledge the financial assistance from

the Province of British Columbia.


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