601 First Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Category: Hotels and Resorts
Region: Minneapolis (Downtown)
Itching to get out of those stuffy wool sweaters and winter boots? Thankfully, spring weather is just about here, and on its heels comes the 12th annual Envision: Artopia. Roll up to the ultra-chic Graves 601 Hotel for this party, where you'll see a dozen local designers and boutiques showcasing their finest threads. Folks highlighting this season's hottest looks on the catwalk include Cliche, MartinPatrick3, Roe Wolfe, and Kjurek, with accessories by Cayetano Legacy, SBG Designs, and Via Patina. In between runway shows, be sure to check out other stylish guests, peek at the talented work of RAW artists, and bid on paintings created during the event. Proceeds from the silent auction will go to Free Arts Minnesota, which helps families in need find artistic expression. Feeling inspired by the party? Take home some of the evening's sparkle at the Dressing Room's pop-up shop, featuring looks from the boutiques showcased at Envision. VIPs can enjoy nibbles from Barbette, Los Ocampo, and Sweet Bebe Cakes during a pre-show wine sampling before the doors open to the general public. After the celebration, Envision guests can dance the night away across the street at Union's exclusive after-party. More info at www.envisionmpls.com. (Photo by Michael Haug)
Sat., April 13, 9 p.m.-midnight, 2013