Local Food + Local Art

Sustainable OKC and Individual Artists of Oklahoma are hosting EVOLVE, a juried art exhibition focusing on representations of sustainability, resiliency, and community.

Saturday night is the opening reception, and as part of the festivities, there will be a local food challenge between six big shots in OKC’s food-loving community:

Chef Kurt Fleischfresser
Chef Kamala Gamble
Prairie Gypsies
Chef Ryan Parrott
The Wedge Pizzeria

Each contestant is making a finger food with as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. And you’ll judge their efforts! For the People’s Choice award, $1 = 1 vote for your favorite dish.

In addition, they will be competing for a $500 prize, which will be awarded by the three jurors:

Chef Jonathon Stranger
Chef Linda Trippe
Restaurateur Gail Vines

As if all that wasn’t enough, there will also be some awesome raffle prizes:

Membership to the Oklahoma Food Cooperative
Overnight stay at the Colcord Hotel
COOP Ale Works brewery tour
Oklahoma State Park gift certificate, valid for one night stay at
any state park
Local food picnic for four provided by Fresh Eats, a locavore
Enersolve diagnostic home energy audit
Summerside Vineyards, tour for four
$125 Ludivine gift certificate
Local goodies basket including items from Native Roots, DNA
and more

This is all happening 7 p.m. Saturday at the IAO Gallery in downtown OKC.

Tickets are $25 at the door, or can be purchased in advance at sustainableokc.org.

I’m especially excited The Spy will be DJing, which means dancing is very likely!

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