Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Reception will be held on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. honoring winning artists and art teachers
from high schools in Allen, McKinney and Lovejoy districts
FAIRVIEW, Texas – (Oct. 26, 2010) – The Village at Fairview has announced the winners of its “Barricade Design Contest,” which launched in September and was open to students, grades nine through 12, in the Allen, McKinney and Lovejoy school districts.
  The Village at Fairview will host a reception on Thursday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. to showcase the winning artwork, which will be displayed on 12-foot by 24-foot storefront graphics located throughout the shopping center. The event will be held in the courtyard located in front of Macy’s.
            During the reception, each of the 12 winning artists (or artist teams) will be awarded a $250 gift card to The Village at Fairview/The Village at Allen. In addition, each of the six participating schools will receive a $1,000 donation from The Village at Fairview, which will be designated for student art programs.
    A representative from The Village at Fairview will present donation checks to art teachers from the participating schools, which include Allen High School, Lowery Freshman Center, Lovejoy High School, McKinney Boyd High School, McKinney High School and McKinney North High School.
  “The ‘Barricade Design Contest’ is part of our overall effort to support art in the community and feature the work of local artists at our shopping center,” said Gail Alvarez, marketing director for The Village at Fairview. “The talent and creativity reflected in the students’ submissions was exceptional, and this contest offers the winning artists a platform to showcase their work publicly.”
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Each school was assigned two theme categories for students to use as inspiration for their
artwork, with the themes being representative of the many offerings at The Village at Fairview. Allen High School and Lowery Freshman Center were assigned the same theme categories.
  Two winners were chosen from each school. The winners of the “Barricade Design Contest” in each category are as follows:

·         My Favorite Things at The Village at Fairview – Connor Craig, age 17
·         Shopping & Fashion at The Village at Fairview – Truc-Ly  Nguyen, age 17
·         My Favorite Things at The Village at Fairview – Jada Walker, age 14
·         Shopping & Fashion at The Village at Fairview – Huey-An Pai, age 14
·         The Village Light Show - “Kaleidoscope of Dreams”– Ryan Fulmer, age 16
·         Dining at The Village at Fairview -  Hallie Schwalm, age 15
McKinney Boyd High School
·         Family Movie Night – Christa Olbrey, age 16 & Meredith Lynn Hunt, age 16
·         Sports in our Community – Brandy Couchot, age 17
McKinney High School
·         The Village Beach – Taylor Weidow, age 17
·         The Village Kids Klub – Ariel Kimbrough, age 16
McKinney North High School
·         Music at The Grand Commons Stage – Meredith Miller, age 17
·         The Village Garden – Samantha Nunez, age 17
            Members of The Village at Fairview’s management team judged the artwork based on creativity, message, content and appropriate representation of the assigned themes. A separate judging session will be held on Friday, Nov. 12 with nationally-recognized marine wildlife artist Guy Harvey to determine the “best overall” winner. The judging will coincide with the grand opening of Harvey’s new restaurant at The Village at Fairview, Guy Harvey’s Island Grill.
            The Village at Fairview is located at the northeast corner of U.S. 75 and Stacy Road in Fairview, Texas. For more information, visit

The Village at Fairview Awards $9,000 to Student Winners and Schools

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 recently launched its second retail phase with more than 40 new specialty stores and restaurants, including major tenants Gold Class Cinemas and The Container Store.  New openings will continue throughout 2010 including Whole Foods Market® this in November. 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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