Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Saturday, April 13: ENVISION: Artopia Spring 2013 @ Graves 601


Ignite Models, v2 Nightlife & City Pages present…

ENVISION: Artopia® Spring 2013

Saturday, April 13th @ Graves 601 Hotel

Will Feature the Best in Twin Cities Fashion, Art and Music
12 Twin Cities Fashion Designers & Boutiques 
Ignite Models 
Tropical Dance Beats by DJ Bryan Gerrard 
Live Painting and RAW Curated Artist Gallery 
VIP Bites and Sips 
Vibrant Decor and much more…

To Benefit Free Arts Minnesota

                        (Minneapolis, MN) March 4, 2013 – Celebrate the best in Twin Cities’ Fashion, Art and Music at ENVISION: Artopia® Spring 2013 on Saturday, April 13th in the ballroom of the Graves 601 hotel. The Twin Cities’ largest fashion event, ENVISION: Artopia® Spring 2013 will give guests the opportunity to soak up Spring’s hottest trends while mingling with the Twin Cities most fashionable. Envision’s 12th season will feature spring and summer collections from 12 local designers and boutiques. Guests can also indulge in creative cocktails while browsing the RAW curated art gallery and shopping the “Dressing Room” pop-up boutique. There will be a silent auction on several donated art pieces and a live painting to benefit Free Arts Minnesota.

Ignite models will be showcasing Spring and Summer collections from the following local designers and boutiques: Atmosfere, Cliche', CounterCouture, Khampasith Davison, Kjurek, Kora Gleason, Lindsey DeWitt, MAI, Marissa Bridges, MartinPatrick3, Roe Wolfe and Russell Bourrienne. Accessories Designers include: Cayetano Legacy Collection, SBG Designs and Via PatinaPrimaChic will be styling the show. Rocco Altobelli Salon and Day Spa will provide hair and make-up for the models and DJ Bryan Gerrard will provide the tropical soundtrack, setting the tone for this season’s event.

Chic attendees can also step into a glimmering “Dressing Room,” filled with jewels and accessories to purchase from several local jewelry vendors and boutiques at ENVISION: Artopia® Spring 2013. VIP guests will enjoy a wine sampling from St. Croix Vineyards and hors d’oeuvres from top Twin Cities restau­rants including Barbette and Los OCampos from 8:00 - 9:00 pm. At 9:00 pm, doors will open for general admission. The runway show will be in two parts - the first at 10:00 pm and the second at 11:00 pm.

Guests can browse the works of talented local artists in the RAW Visual Artist Gallery, as well as bid on the live painting by local artist. In addition to the live painting, there will be a silent auction with all proceeds benefiting Free Arts Minnesota. Additionally, $1 of every presale ticket will benefit the non-profit organization dedicated to bringing the healing powers of artistic ex­pression into the lives of abused, neglected and at-risk children and their families. For more on Free Arts Minnesota, please visit: www.freeartsminnesota.org

General admission tickets will be $20 until April 1st and $25 after. VIP seats will be $50 for reserved seating and include the food and wine sampling starting t 8:00 pm. SEATED VIP tickets are limited. VIP Front row seats are available for $75. Tickets are available online at www.envisionmpls.com , and in person at the following boutiques: Atmosfere (Calhoun Square), Cliche (Uptown), Martin Patrick3 (North Loop), Rocco Altobelli (IDS Location Only), and Sigma Beauty (Mall of America).

The Graves 601 Hotel is located at 601 1st Avenue North in downtown Minneapolis. ENVI­SION: Artopia Fall 2012 will take place in the Fifth Floor Ballroom of the hotel. For more on the Graves 601, please visit: www.graves601hotel.com

The official after-party will be at UNION, a three-story destination restaurant and nightclub in downtown Minneapolis featuring basement level lounge Marquee and a retractable roof on the third floor. Admission is free for everyone who attends ENVISION: Artopia Spring 2013. Union is located at 731 Hennepin Ave in Minneapolis. For more on Union, please visit: www.unionmpls.com 

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