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The Village at Fairview to Host Free Art & Wine Walk on September 15

The Village at Fairview is giving its final “Wine Walk” event of 2011 an artistic spin. The shopping center will host a free “Art & Wine Walk” on Thursday, Sept. 15 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. featuring the Andean Nations / Central America Art Expo, a touring, multi-cultural exhibit of six renowned Hispanic artists.

The Expo, which is held in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month, will remain on display at The Village at Fairview’s Grand Commons Stage area through Sunday, Sept. 18.

Artists featured as part of the Expo include: Gabriel Gross (www.gabrielgrossart.com) and Julio Peña (www.juliopena.com.ec), of Ecuador; Jose Retana Leiva and Herbert Portillo Galán, of El Salvador; and Juan Pedro Baca Menéndez and Alonzo Rey-Sanchez, of Peru. Their contemporary, abstract paintings and drawings, which are universally characterized by the colors, flavor and feeling indicative of Hispanic art, are executed in a variety of styles including murals, landscapes, still life and portraits, to name a few.

Along with the usual “Wine Walk” offerings of complimentary wine and food pairings, guests at the event on Sept. 15 will have the opportunity to meet the artists and browse their works, which will be available for purchase. In addition, local guitarist Robert Harding (www.robertguitarharding.com) will perform throughout the event.

Reservations are not required to attend the “Art & Wine Walk.” On the day of the event, guests should check in at the tables set up near the Grand Commons Stage, located between Gloria’s and The Purple Cow, to receive a commemorative wine glass, three drink vouchers for wine tasting, a map with designated wine tasting and food stations, and a goody bag with special offers from The Village at Fairview stores and restaurants. Check-in for “Wine Walk” will end at 8:30 p.m. Participants must be at least 21 years old and will be required to provide a valid driver’s license. ID’s will be checked for all attendees, regardless of their age. Space is limited for the event, so guests are encouraged to arrive early.

Additional events featuring the Andean Nations / Central America Art Expo include an artists’ reception hosted by Town of Fairview civic and business leaders at Fairview Town Hall on Friday, Sept. 16 at 2 p.m. and the Hispanic Heritage Festival on Saturday, Sept. 17 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at The Village at Fairview’s Grand Commons Stage area. The artists will conclude their exhibit at The Village at Fairview on Sunday, Sept. 18. All events are free and open to the public.

Following its stay at The Village at Fairview, the Expo will continue its tour through Texas, stopping in Frisco Sept. 20-24 and Austin Sept. 26-30.

The Village at Fairview is located at the northeast corner of U.S. 75 and Stacy Road in Collin County. For more information, visit www.thevillageshopping.com or call (972) 549-4010.

About The Village at Fairview

The Village at Fairview is one component of a joint, 3-million-square-foot, regional, mixed-use lifestyle center developed by The MGHerring Group and located in both Fairview and Allen, Texas. Anchored by Dillard’s, Macy’s and JCPenney, The Village at Fairview features more than 50 national retailers, specialty shops and restaurants, including major tenants iPic Theatres, The Container Store, a Real Bookstore and Whole Foods Market®.  Civic components of the project include the Collin County headquarters for Circle Ten Council, Boy Scouts of America and the new Fairview Town Hall.  The Village at Fairview also features “The Cortona” with more than 400 luxury multifamily residential units.

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