The Minnesota State Fair in sketches

James Nutt compares his work to his inspiration
James Nutt compares his work, "Dreaming Pig," to his inspiration at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.
Courtesy of James Nutt

Every year, a dedicated group of artists gathers with their pens, colored pencils, watercolors and other instruments of choice to capture the State Fair and its many classic scenes. This year marked the ninth annual Great Minnesota Sketch Together.

The artists braved the rain to roam the fairgrounds, from the Cattle Barn to the Great Big Wheel. Browse a selection of their work below.

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