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Envision Artopia Fall date announced

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The heat and humidity that Minnesotans have been suffering through this summer has been unrelenting. So it's understandable if you find yourself longing for the days when layering is not only fashionable, but necessary.

It's only a matter of time before fall fashion hit the streets. But first, it will hit the runway at Envision Artopia.

[jump] Now in its 11th year, the annual fashion and art party serves as a kick-off event for MN Fall Fashion Week. During this season's happening, fashion-forward citizens will look for fall fashion inspiration as new threads from local boutiques and designers -- including Amanda Christine, Arwyn Birch, Caroline Hayden, Cliché, Drama, Karma Boutique, Local Motion, OPM Boutique - hit the catwalk.

This year's fall event will be from 9 p.m. (8 p.m. VIP) to midnight on Friday, September 16 at the Graves 601 Hotel Ballroom. Tickets are currently on sale and range from $20 for general admission to $50 to $75 for VIP accommodations. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Young Survival Coalition. For more info, visit www.envisionmpls.com.