The name has changed slightly but don’t be confused, the best sketch out of the year still offers the same great fun—two sketch out days to choose from (attend them both if you can); four fun meetings to attend and meet other sketchers, and a whole world of live subjects to sketch and interesting buildings and scenes, and food, and…
Illustrator Marty Harris now organizes the Great Minnesota State Fair Sketch Together (which is a fun play on the Fair’s tagline of “Great Minnesota Get Together”).
Join Marty and a bunch of other dedicated sketchers on Saturday, August 26 and Monday, August 28 for this fun event. There will be meetings at 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on both days. A map of the meeting location and additional details can be found on Facebook at this link.
This rain or shine event is free (you have to pay your own Fair admission) for all sketchers of ANY skill level. Marty has even created a commemorative button for the event that will be given to the first 50 participants (you’ll need to show up at a meeting to receive a button).
This is a great event whether you’ve sketched out for decades or only two weeks. Come and experience the Fair through your sketchbook. Capture sights and memories of the event. Enjoy the great variety of sketching subjects all in one location. There is literally something for EVERYONE to sketch whether they like to sketch animals, people, parades, buildings, etc. It’s all at the Fair.
If you want more ideas on how to prepare for the event please go to my blog post “Minnesota State Fair Round Up.”
That post will give you links to posts explaining strategies for sketching live subjects, dressing for success at the Fair, preparing your kit, selecting paper or a journal, selecting collapsible chairs (it’s not necessary to have one!), and even how to indulge in the Fair Food yet still get your sketching done.
There is no sketching event during the year when you’ll find so much variety to choose from! Come and join in the fun.