Entry Deadline: July 11, 2023 Contest Dates
Main Event: Monday, August 7, 2023
Quick Paint: Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Open to all artists, the Plein Air at the Fair competition challenges artist to create artwork onsite at the Wisconsin State Fair of scenes throughout the event.
Finished works can be submitted for awards and artwork will be available for purchase by the general public through the remainder of the State Fair.
See below for full details on entry requirements and show information.
Plein Air at the Fair Entry Information
Main Event Prospectus & Contest Rules
Plein Air at the Fair is an artist’s chance to capture the magic of the Wisconsin State Fair on canvas. For one and a half days, artists are able to set capture the sights and colors of this annual tradition in person. All participating artists will receive complementary admission and parking.
Submitted artwork will be judged for top awards and prizes, and all artwork will be displayed and for sale to the general public for the remainder of the State Fair.
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