RAIN UPDATE BELOW AT END OF POST:
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 is the Fourth Annual Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out.
We will be having a meeting at 4:30 p.m. on that day, at the location given in the map above.
I know the location "as near the Taffy annex to the food building," but it is also near the Ag-Hort Building (where I suggest you stop and view the Crop Art Display). But if you're less familiar with the Fair buildings, then note down the street names in the map and find us that way.
We can't reserve a table in this crowed food court, so if you arrive a little before 4:30 scope out the entire area for people hanging on to sketchbooks. One year I found Ken Avidor outside the Ag-Hort building on his folding chair, sketching the crowd while he waited for the rest of us to show up.
We'll use our meeting time to share our work, our fun adventures, and even great conversations we've overheard. We'll commiserate about exploding pens, and toes crushed beneath stollers. I'll take photos of pages you want to place on Urban Sketchers—Twin Cities; and of course I'll also pass out the great year 4 button featuring Marty Harris' drawing.
Unlike past years we won't be having an earlier meeting during the day. One meeting will be plenty to keep track of, and it will be easier to plan your sketching route without having to walk back and forth across the Fairgrounds for the next meeting.
Keep your eyes open for fellow sketchers and say "Hi!"
You'll probably see me in one of the barns, though I'm hoping to do some building exterior sketches this year (I say that every year and get wrapped up with the animals). If you do see me, come over and say hi, show me your work, and get your button early! (If you want to know more about the 4th Annual Minnesota State Fair Sketch Out Button please see my post from Wednesday, July 25.)
Fourth Annual Minnesota Sketch Out UPDATE August 28, 2012 7:30 a.m.:
Just saw the weather—looks like it might be raining this afternoon for our meeting— Rain or Shine meet INSIDE the Ag-hort building (which is right next to our current meeting spot) in the CENTRAL hall right outside the CROP ART EXHIBIT. The building has a sort of open central area, like the hub in wheel. We'll meet there and we'll be dry, Rain or Shine, meet there. See you at 4:30 p.m. (Someone will come out and look for stragglers at the original non-rain site, but we'll all meet inside, rain or shine.)