With a runway show that's as fresh as ever, it's hard to believe that it's the 10th season anniversary of ENVISION: Artopia. One of the biggest see-and-be-seen events of the season, ENVISION combines the best of fashion, music, and art for an evening where you'll definitely want to show off your finest threads. This year, blogger Joan Erakit of TheBrownGirlFiles will play host at the ever-posh Graves 601 Hotel. Ignite Models prowling down the catwalk will show off phenomenal looks from a whopping 15 local fashion designers and boutiques including Cliché, Amanda Christine, Caroline Hayden, Larissa Loden, and Kjurek. DJ Bryan Gerrard will spin tunes all night long and for the two-part runway show. Don't forget to check out the creative works from the RAW Visual Artist Gallery showcasing nine talented artists while one duo paints a brand-new work live. If you want to take the night up a notch, VIP tickets will get you runway seats and let you nosh on fine eats from Barbette, Lotus, Forepaugh's, and Crave with beer and wine samplings. A portion of the proceeds benefit Free Arts Minnesota. Purchase tickets online at www.envisionmpls.com.
Sat., April 14, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2012