Wanderlust Brings Shopping to the Wheel - 405 Magazine

Wanderlust Brings Shopping to the Wheel

Vendors gather for the first Wanderlust Pop-Up Shops event.


Uniting the very finest of locally produced products, the inaugural Wanderlust Pop Up Shops event is this weekend.

In the up-and-coming setting of the Wheeler District, more than 65 exhibitors including visual artists, handcrafting artisans, boutiques, repurposed and vintage shops and other unique local businesses will come together in a massive outdoor market.

“There will be everything from local t-shirt companies and boutiques to art and food trucks – and what better place to have it than the Ferris Wheel?” says Tobi Coleman of organizers Revolve Productions.

Organizers have partnered with Curbside Chronicle – OKC’s first and only street paper – which has been helping homeless people transition into employment since 2013.

Ranya O’Connor, Director of Curbside Chronicle, adds, “We are using this opportunity to do a drive for our Welcome Home Wish List, where we accept donated items for homeless or low-income individuals who get placed in a residence.”

Several vendors will be at the event on Saturday selling the publication, and there will be a drop-off tent for donations. The wish list can be found here.

Entry to the event is free, and the Wheeler Ferris Wheel will be open all day, doing its bit to keep the crowds entertained.