After the jump, an invite to the W Hotel in Victory Park tonight. It arrives courtesy our Friend Justin Terveen, better known as the extraordinary photographer The Urban Fabric (who, from the looks of his Flickr page, is currently in the running for the cover of Mapsco's 2009 Dallas Street Guide). Notes Justin, from 7 to 9 tonight he and four other finalists are showing at the W as part of the 2008 UnScene Tour, which is "exposing emerging artists" who tell "untold stories" with the promise of a show at the DECORAZON Gallery in the Bishop Arts District later this year. And this don't hurt neither: "Texas' very own Tito's Vodka will be on beverage detail," notes Justin. In. --Robert Wilonsky
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