Arts & Displays2018-07-10T09:49:04-05:00

Arts & Displays

Cow-Temporary Art Walk

Take part in the Fair art scene! Meander across the Fair Park as you explore the new Cow-Temporary Art Walk. Complete the Cow-Temporary Art Walk and take home a prize! Pick up prizes in the lobby of the Exposition Center near the Young People’s Art Exhibit.

Wisconsin State Fair History Display

It’s “thyme” for Fair history fun! Step back in time and see a glimpse of the 1918 Wisconsin State Fair located in the south building of Exploratory Park. Cheer on the Green Bay Packers with their vintage wins and laugh at the prize-winning Fair puns utilized in the retro advertising campaigns. Commemorate 50 years of the Giant Slide, Kids from Wisconsin and Young People’s Art Exhibit with a walk down memory lane. Stop by, sit down and soak up some Fair history. But before you leave, test your knowledge to see if you have what it takes to be a history expert!

Plein Air at the Fair

It's “Thyme” to check out all the amazing artists’ paintings! On Monday, August 6 and Tuesday, August 7, be sure to look for artists throughout the Fair as they find their perfect Moo-na Lisa. Once the finished artwork is judged on Tuesday, the Plein Air Art Gallery in the lobby of the Exposition Center will be open for Fairgoers to purchase their favorite piece. Thank you for supporting your local artists!

Young People’s Art Exhibit

It’s “thyme” to celebrate the 50th year of Young People’s Art! Home to the state’s best youth art collection, don’t miss the nearly 400 pieces of youth art from students across the state. Stop by the lobby of the Exposition Center to see the exhibit!

Green & Growing Garden Walk

It’s “thyme” to put on your sun bonnet and begin your garden adventure!  Wander through the Fair Park and look for 10 distinct gardens that showcase creative and colorful plants. Steeped in horticultural tradition, the Garden Walk is a great way to relax and invigorate your garden appetite. Pick up your card in Grand Champion hall, check out all the flowery extravaganzas and leave no herb behind!

Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Art Competition

The Wisconsin State Fairtastic Poster Art Competition is a way to celebrate and engage local and statewide artisan talent. This year's winning piece was created by Laura Jackson and can be purchased during the Fair at all Official FairWear locations.

Youth Expo Hall & Stage

The Youth Expo Hall, located on Fifth Street and Grandstand Avenue, showcases Wisconsin youth through music and drama performances, demonstrations, style revues, activity stations, project exhibits and organizational displays. The stage will feature special performances by 4-H Drama Company and the State FFA Honors Band & Chorus.