The Fifth Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out—August 27, 2013

August 16, 2013

Above: map showing location of the MSFSO 5 meeting—Join us at 4:30 p.m. Click on the map to view an enlargement.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 is MSFSO 5 or the Fifth Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out.

Join us for some sketching fun. We will meet at the food table area shown in the map above at 4:30 p.m. on that day.

I know the location "as near the Taffy annex to the food building," but it is also near the Ag-Hort Building (where I suggest you stop and view the Crop Art Display). But if you're less familiar with the Fair buildings, then note down the street names in the map and find us that way. 

We can't reserve a table in this crowded food court, so if you arrive a little before 4:30 scope out the entire area for people hanging on to sketchbooks. If it is raining, go into the Ag Hort Building and hang out in the center of that building (all halls meet in the center) and we'll find you.

We'll use our meeting time to share our work, discuss our fun adventures, and recount great conversations we've overheard. We'll commiserate about exploding pens, and toes crushed beneath stollers. We'll take photos of pages you want to place on Urban Sketchers—Twin Cities; and of course I'll also pass out the great year 5 button featuring Suzanne Hughes' great drawing. (Read that post to find out how to get your button. I'll have buttons at the Collective meeting Monday, August 19 for anyone who has attended the MSFSO before.)

Please use the MCBA Visual Journal Collective's Yahoo Group List or Facebook page to arrange for sketching buddies or meet-up times before and after the official meeting. And as you walk through the Fairgrounds keep your eyes peeled for other sketchers—Be sure to say "Hi!" 

NOTE: Ken Avidor has informed me that this is the last year for Heritage Square. It is going to be taken down to make room for a transit hub. So besides this being the last year for looking through the printing museum and munching on turkey drumsticks (sure I suppose you can get them somewhere else, but really…) this is the last time to enjoy this corner of the Fair. Ken is going to focus his drawing time right there. I suggest that we all put in a little time there as well, capturing as much of it as we can from our different perspectives. That will make a fun group of sketches to share. So be sure to stop for at least a little while at Heritage Square on the 27th. 

    • August 17, 2013

    I like the Heritage Square idea, I’ll be sure to fit a sketch in if the chickens don’t fill my sketchbook!

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