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The Shops at La Cantera Hosts the Ultimate Fashion Soirée for the 3rd Annual Fashion's Night Out Extravaganza [September 2011]
Contemporary Art and High Style Merge
The Shops at La Cantera unveils collaboration with Blue Star Contemporary Art Center
San Antonio's consummate host of Fashion's Night Out, The Shops at La Cantera, is offering an epic event filled with stylish surprises on Thursday, September 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. Shoppers will be treated to a wide range of perks, including merchant incentives, giveaways and live entertainment. In addition, customers who spend $200 or more from 6 p.m. Thursday, September 8 through 6 p.m. Sunday, September 11, will receive a red patent leather clutch, while supplies last. Receipts can be redeemed at La Cantera's customer service.
As part of this ultimate fashion soirée, La Cantera's fashionistas also will enjoy an exhibition of art on loan from the Blue Star Contemporary Art Center's exhibition entitled Models and Mannequins: A Passion for Fashion. Eight established and emerging artists using their own unique approach, technique and medium, will unveil works of art on recycled mannequins. The result is a varied and exciting interpretation of two industries -- art and fashion -- merging on a replica of the human form.
The exhibit and Fashion's Night Out at The Shops at La Cantera is free and open to the public. For a complete list of Fashion's Night Out offers call (210) 582.6255 or visit www.theshopsatlacantera.com.
The Shops at La Cantera and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center Offer “Sneak Preview” of Fashion Exhibition and VIP Access and Incentives
The Shops at La Cantera and Blue Star Contemporary Art Center also are teaming up to help raise essential funding for Blue Star's operations and exhibitions, as well as satellite exhibits, MOSAIC educational programming, lectures, workshops, and free Family Days.
On Wednesday, September 7 from 7 to 11 pm, Blue Star 9 will host a private preview party to celebrate the Models and Mannequins exhibition. VIP tickets are $75 per person. Blue Star members will receive a special discounted rate of $50 per person. The event features a celebrity emcee, live music, fashions from The Shops at La Cantera, signature martinis by Grey Goose Vodka, a live auction, complimentary valet and more.
VIP ticket holders also receive additional perks the next evening on Thursday, September 8 during La Cantera's Fashion's Night Out, including:
- Exclusive access to the Grey Goose Vodka Lounge, located in front of Tiffany's, from 6 to 9 pm.
- A $20 gift card, while supplies last, for VIP shoppers who spend $150 or more during Fashion's Night Out event. For every $20 gift card distributed, The Shops at La Cantera will donate $10 to Blue Star, up to $2,000.
VIP tickets will be sold in advance through Blue Star. To purchase tickets call Blue Star at (210) 227-6960 or visit bluestarart.org. The mannequins will be available for sale on September 7 and 8. Proceeds will benefit programs and exhibitions at Blue Star.
Blue Star Contemporary Art Center is a non-profit, non-collecting contemporary art center in San Antonio, Texas that advances the growth and understanding of contemporary art, artists and the curatorial process. Through exhibitions and a variety of programs, Blue Star is an active participant in the development of regional, national and international contemporary art and provides a lively forum for the visual arts dialogue. For more information visit www.bluestarart.org.
The Shops at La Cantera are owned and managed by General Growth Properties, one of the nation's largest shopping center owners. GGP has ownership and management interest in 167 regional and super regional shopping malls in 43 states. The company portfolio totals 172 million square feet of space. A publicly-traded real estate investment trust (REIT), GGP is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP.
Fashion's Night Out (FNO) is an unprecedented global initiative originally created in 2009 to celebrate fashion, restore consumer confidence, and boost the industry's economy during the recession. On September 8, 2011, in response to overwhelming demand, Fashion's Night Out will return to New York City and over 100 cities nationwide to highlight fashion and support retail with exciting events that include designer appearances, celebrity guests, fashion shows and musical performances. In the United States, the program is a collaboration between American Vogue, the Council of Fashion Designers of America, NYC & Company, and the City of New York. For more information visit fashionsnightout.com, or join us on Facebook and Twitter (@fnonyc, #FNO).
Evie Reichel, EGR Communications, The Shops at La Cantera, (210) 872.3843, email@example.com