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South Dakota State Fair Looking for Artists and Authors to Feature





For Immediate Release: February 10, 2020

Media Contact: Candi Briley – 605.353.7340


South Dakota State Fair Looking for Artists and Authors to Feature


HURON, S.D. –The South Dakota State Fair is seeking interested artists and authors to be showcased during the fair in the Arts and Education Building. 


Featured artists and authors can meet the public and display their works of literature or art with no exhibitor’s fee. Participants are asked only for a one day commitment and are given an allotted time slot and display area. 


Each artist or author will have the opportunity to interact with fairgoers on an individual basis and may also opt to conduct a scheduled presentation or demonstration. The scheduled presentations will be listed in the fair schedule and advertised on the daily agenda for the building. 


A goal of the Arts and Education Building is to showcase South Dakota talent. Featuring artists and authors in the building helps to accomplish that.


Interested artists or authors are encouraged to contact Arts and Ed Building Superintendent Mary Helen Wipf at rmhwipf@gmail.com or call the SD State Fair Office at 605-353-7340.


The 2020 South Dakota State Fair will run from Thursday, September 3, through Monday, September 7. Channel Seeds Preview night will be Wednesday, September 2. This year’s theme is “Perfect Vision of Fun.” For more information on State Fair events, contact the Fair office at 800-529-0900, visit www.sdstatefair.com or find them on Facebook or Twitter.


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