Mark Your Calendar: The 11th Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out

June 27, 2019

The 11th Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out Is Coming!

Join us for two great, fun days of sketching:

Saturday, August 24 and Tuesday, August 27, 2019.

Location: Minnesota State Fairgrounds in  St. Paul, Minnesota. See this link on the Fair Website for driving instructions to the Fairgrounds, and a printable map of the Fairgrounds. (These maps are available at the Fair Information booths too.)

There will be two meetings on each day of the Sketch Out: 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. See the map at the end of this post for the meeting place. (Look for someone holding up a MSFSO sign and holding a sketchbook!)

Remember: this event is FREE. (You buy your own Fair ticket.) All skill levels are welcome!

I will write more about this event in the coming weeks, but I wanted to get this announcement out so that people planning to travel to the Twin Cities for this event can make trip and accommodation reservations—this is a busy time of year in the Cities so be sure to plan ahead if you want accommodation near the Fairgrounds.

Come for one day, both days, one meeting, or all the meetings—you get the idea. We want to see you and your sketches.

How to Prepare for a Sketch Out at the Fair?

I’ve got you covered. I wrote a series of blog posts explaining what to expect, how to plan, what supplies to bring, how to dress, even how to eat.

You can find links to all my “Minnesota State Fair Prep” posts in a compendium post here: Minnesota State Fair Round Up. Check them out now so you can begin your preparations.

And YES, there will be buttons. Show up at any one of the 4 meetings to show your sketches and get a free button to commemorate the event.

This is a Rain or Shine event. If it is raining at meeting time go into the Agriculture-Horticulture Building (Ag-Hort) and make your way to the center of the building—all halls lead to it. There you will find us sharing our art and stories.

See you at the Fair!

    • Barbara Obergfell
    • June 30, 2019

    Not sure if this is the appropriate place to ask a question about bookbinding. I’ve just torn down some Lanaquarelle 140. It is the heaviest paper I’ve worked with. Can you advise about the number of signatures per book?

    1. Reply

      Sent you a private note. Asking in class is always easiest.

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