Above: A video of the first Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out made by Ken Avidor. Read below for more information and if the embedded video doesn't work go to You Tube.
Tuesday, September 1 was discount day at the Fair ($9) and the inaugural Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out. Sure a lot of us sketch out at the Fair every year, but this year we thought it would be a great idea to do it as a group and artist Ken Avidor captured some highlights on video. Go check it out.
It was a great day: sunny, a cool 70 degrees Fahrenheit, a light breeze but no windiness to toss up the dust. Ten sketchers showed up at our first meeting (12:30) with sketches in hand (everyone arrived on their own schedule). After about 40 minutes of chatting and sharing sketches we adjourned to the Poultry and Cattle Barns where we continued to sketch, and where Ken caught some sketchers on video. At 5 p.m. we reconvened for "debriefing" about how the day had gone. Everyone had great work to share and fun encounters to recount.
If you couldn't join us on Tuesday, but still sketched out at the Minnesota State Fair, contact Ken so he can put examples of your work up on Urban Sketchers-Twin Cities. The Sketch Out really lasts all 12 days of the Fair!
And equally important, mark your calendar for the Minnesota State Fair 2010, which runs Thursday, August 26 through Monday, Labor Day (Sept. 6). We'll do it all over again! Come and join us. (Watch this blog and Urban Sketchers-Twin Cities for details sometime in July 2010)