Minnesota State Fair is canceled, but art exhibition will go on


Above: Fairgoers on the swings at the "Kidway" at the Minnesota State Fair in 2019. COVID-19 canceled ths year's fair. Photo: Renee Jones Schneider/Star Tribune.

COVID-19 canceled the 2020 Minnesota State Fair, but the fair's beloved art exhibition will still happen through a video recording and virtual catalogue. The registration deadline for artists is July 27 at 4:30 p.m. The artwork will be installed as it normally is in the Fine Arts Building and will then be photographed. A virtual tour may be available.

"It's a service to the community to allow the art to be seen in some way," said Jim Clark, Fine Arts Superintendent at the state fair.

Clark hopes that the fair will have a ticketed option so that people can see the artwork in-person in a socially distant way. That possibility is still up in the air.



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