The Minnesota State Fair is home to a vast number of artistic displays and gardens for fair guests to view during the Great Minnesota Get-Together.
The Minnesota State Fair’s Fine Arts Exhibition is the state’s largest juried art show. Winning artworks are displayed every day of the fair in the Fine Arts Center, along with the 2022 State Fair Commemorative Art by Minneapolis artist Leslie Barlow. The special exhibition, Studio: HERE, features a different studio artist at work each day of the fair. Be a Fine Arts Detective quiz rounds out the experience for children and adults, alike.
The commemorative art program selects an artist each year, and commissions them to create a piece that represents their interpretation of the State Fair.
The 2022 Official Commemorative Art created by Minneapolis Artist Leslie Barlow, is the 18th in a series of artwork created annually by Minnesota artists for the Great Minnesota Get-Together. In past years, artists have included: Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher (2004), Mary GrandPré (2005), Nancy Carlson (2006), Michael Birawer (2007), Edie Abnet (2008), Leo Stans (2009), Deborah Voyda Rogers (2010), Steve Thomas (2011), Joe Heffron (2012), Marie Olofsdotter (2013), Emily L. Taylor (2014), Adam Turman (2015), Michael Sweere (2016), Ta-coumba Aiken (2017), Kristi Abbott (2018), R. J. Kern (2019) and Kevin Cannon (2021). Check out gallery of past artwork.
Barlow’s original painting will be on display in the Fine Arts Center during the 2022 Great Minnesota Get-Together.
Featuring large-scale artworks painted live by Minnesota artists each day of the fair. Artists create murals that reflect the world they want to live in. Produced in partnership with Forecast Public Art and supported by the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. In 2022, Joyful World Mural Park will be South of the Grandstand, east of Grandstand Ramp. View a map.
This year’s artists:
Sing in a field of microphones karaoke-style! Visit the Giant Sing Along daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. North of Lee Ave. between Underwood & Cooper streets. Giant Sing Along is a public art project created by Daily tous les jours in co-production of the Minnesota State Fair and the Minnesota State Fair Foundation. Stop by for your chance to sing some hit tunes – view a list of this year’s songs! A special show tunes set plays at noon and 6 p.m.
View a list and map of all the sculptures and art the fair has to offer. Download here.
View a list of all the beautiful gardens the fair has to offer. Download here.