A sketchy look at the Minnesota State Fair


A Minnesota State Fair montage
1 Artist Amy Kirkpatrick captured the details of her outing to the Minnesota State Fair in this sketch, including the long line at the fried pickle stand at 8:30 a.m. 
A Barred Rock chicken
2 Birds are Roz Stendahl's favorite thing to draw at the Minnesota State Fair. Here, she captured a Barred Rock chicken. 
A Rhode Island Red rooster at the State Fair
3 Stendahl's portrait of a Rhode Island Red rooster. 
Cows at the Minnesota State Fair
4 Illustrator Marty Harris said cows are one of his favorite things to draw. 
Sherwin and Pam Linton perform at the State Fair
5 Harris sketched Sherwin and Pam Linton performing at the fair. 
Sheep at the Minnesota State Fair
6 Laura Gardner flew in from Connecticut to attend the Sketchout at the Minnesota State Fair. Here, she captured the armor-like costuming of a competing sheep. Look closer for her margin note, from the sheep's point-of-view: "I'm prepared for anything." 
Mini Lop rabbits at the Minnesota State Fair
7 Gardner captured the details of the Mini Lop rabbits. 
Netherland dwarf rabbits at the state fair
8 Gardner's sketches of the Netherland dwarf rabbit breed. 
The crowds at the Minnesota State Fair
9 Ken Avidor, a member of the Twin Cities Urban Sketchers group, drew the crowds at the fair. 
A Clydesdale
10 Avidor's sketch of the Clydesdale horses on display. 
A 4-H competitor with her cow
11 Avidor's portrait of a 4-H competitor with her cow. 
Crowds at the Minnesota State Fair
12 Roberta Avidor sketched the crowds at the Minnesota State Fair. 
Cows at the Minnesota State Fair
13 Avidor captured the Cattle Barn in watercolors. 
The Kiwanis Malts stand at the State Fair
14 Avidor's rendition of the Kiwanis malt stand. 
A montage of the Minnesota State Fair
15 Artist Peter A. Mathews sketched a montage of the Minnesota State Fair's iconic sights.