The Minnesota State Fair in sketches


James Nutt compares his work to his inspiration
1 James Nutt compares his work, "Dreaming Pig," to his inspiration at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. 
A sketch of a sleeping pig, complete with artist's critique
2 A sketch of a sleeping pig, complete with artist's critique 
The Great Big Wheel from a distance at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair.
3 The Great Big Wheel from a distance at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. 
The Midway from a distance
4 The Midway from a distance. 
A quick sketch captures the glowing lights of the 2017 Minnesota State Fair
5 A quick sketch captures the glowing lights of the 2017 Minnesota State Fair 
Everything from Pronto Pups to Scotch eggs
6 Archana Shankari captured the full culinary spread of the 2017 fair, from Pronto Pups to Scotch eggs. 
A friendly close-up
7 A friendly close-up, captured by Deb Miner. 
Crowds line up for waffle cones.
8 Crowds line up for waffle cones. 
The Great Big Wheel at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair
9 The Great Big Wheel at the 2017 Minnesota State Fair. 
Fun with the butterflies.
10 Fun with the butterflies. 
A sketchy look at the fair crowds.
11 A sketchy look at the fair crowds. 
What's the State Fair without snacks on a stick?
12 What's the State Fair without snacks on a stick? 
The Cloud Forest Coffee kiosk.
13 The Cloud Forest Coffee kiosk, sketched by Patricia Jacques. 
You can almost smell the Cattle Barn from Peter Matthews' sketches.
14 You can almost smell the Cattle Barn from Peter Matthews' sketches. 
Sleeping animals make for stationary sketching subjects.
15 Sleeping animals make for stationary sketching subjects. 
Cows at rest.
16 Cows at rest, captured by Peter Mathews. 
A Clydesdale carthorse.
17 A Clydesdale carthorse, by Robin Kutz. 
Horses and fair rides, what more could you want?
18 Robin Kutz captures hallmarks of the fair: horses and fair rides. 
Albert Einswine at the Minnesota State Fair
19 For one of Roz Stendahl's early sketches at the Minnesota State Fair, she captured Albert Einswine. 
A portrait of a Buff Orpington rooster.
20 A portrait of a Buff Orpington rooster. 
To keep out of the rain, Roz Stendahl sketched inside the Poultry Barn.
21 To keep out of the rain, Roz Stendahl sketched inside the Poultry Barn.