L-R: I AM MPLS! creatives Mimi Giek, Kato Arradondo, and Valentino Emwin. Pierre Ware


I AM MPLS! 2017

Dec. 7
6-11:30 p.m.
$20; $50 VIP
Art, Barhopping, Benefits,Parties,Receptions, Fashion and Style

Through fashion, culture, and music, I AM MPLS! aims to highlight beautiful things and the people who make the Twin Cities scene hum. Curating the show this year are journalist/photographer duo Maya Clark and Pierre Ware, cofounders of the high-fashion online publication Culture Piece Magazine. They’ll bring together an all-POC lineup of models and creatives. Among the local-business pop-ups will be health and beauty subscription box the Hues Company, African clothing makers Ruva Designs, and Ice Cream Bow Ties, which was founded by Aniki Allen when he was just nine years old. There will be great music, including Dwynell Rolland and Destiny Roberts, and a photobooth hosted by Selfie and Co. This year’s happening is also presented by Be the Match. Find tickets at