It’s already my favorite season of the year– shopping season! And a great way to get an early start is by visiting An Affair of the Heart of Tulsa, set this weekend at QuikTrip Center at Expo Square, 4145 E. 21st St.
The event keeps getting bigger and bigger. Since it began hosting shows in Tulsa in 1995, the event has grown to feature 700 booths from more than 400 local and national artisans, crafters and retailers from 30 states.
“Heart of Tulsa has been hosting shows annually in Tulsa since 1995, and we’re pleased at the reception we’ve received,” said Eleanor Blakeman, founding partner, in a press release. “We feel we’ve created a unique event that allows small retailers and independent artists the opportunity to reach a broader clientele while shoppers are introduced to new designers, crafters and artisans they may not find otherwise.”
That means you can get a lot of shopping done before the holidays even officially begin! For all you Pinterest addicts, the show wisely captures that addictive trend with its slogan: “It’s like Pinterest in person.”
The first Affair of the Heart started in Oklahoma City in 1980, with 60 booths. Now, four shows are held each year — including two in Tulsa, in July and November.
This year’s highlights include show sponsor Peggy V. Helmrich Women’s Health Center, which will offer giveaways and demos of the da Vinci Surgical Robot.
Show times are Friday and Saturday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is just $7 at the door and is good for all three days. For more information visit heartoftulsa.com, or visit the Facebook page.