Saturday, August 22, 2009

We'll Be Sketching at the State Fair

It's not really urban... but the MN State Fairgrounds is a big part of the Twin Cities scene.

This year, we will be having a sketch crawl (or sketch-out) at the Fair. Roz Stendahl has the plan:

The basic plan is that it's Sept. 1 (Tuesday; a discount day!) and people show up whenever they way in the a.m. and sketch and then we are meeting at 12:30 at the little cinnamon bun shop on the CORNER across from the Coliseum and Cow Barn

We are also expecting that people will eat before then because after we meet at 12:30 we are all going into the Cow Barn or the Poultry Barn to sketch. Ken is going to do some video. All of that should only be about an hour or so. Then everyone is off again singly or in small groups, whatever. And we are all meeting again at 5 p.m. in the Food Court sort of area that is between the SkyRide and the Taffy Stand that is on the outside of the Fair building.

That's the plan... Roz has tips on sketching at the Fair on her blog.

UPDATE Roz has even more tips on her blog, and if you are going to join us for the sketch-out, Roz has a post with a detailed plan with a map.


Show up at the Fair at anytime you want and get sketching! (Come with a sketching friend, bump into sketching friends at the Fair—whatever. The main thing is to get to the Fair and start sketching.)

Meeting One

Eat lunch before 12:30 and show up at meeting point "A" shown in the top map of today's diagram. This is the corner of Judson Ave. and Liggett Street (I just saw the typo in Liggett and the two commas in part B—I'm not going to redo the map! You'll work it out.) If you get the official Fair map it will be at J30.

There's a stand on the corner that sells cinnamon buns. If you can't find the stand, then look for me (yes I really look like this) and the Avidors (Ken and Roberta).

We're going to have a brief meeting to touch base, look at what people are doing, and tell Ken where you'll be heading off to: Cow Barn or Poultry Barn. Then we'll break for more sketching, in groups or singly as people decide. Meanwhile, Ken is going to visit you in the barns and take a photo over your shoulder while you sketch!

Read the rest of the plan... see you there!

Here's some 2008 State Fair sketches from Bert's journal (click on setches to make them bigger).

1 comment:

  1. Please join me at , Minnesota State Fair Art. Invite your friends.

    See you at the Fair.


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