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Friday, September 7, 2012

Arts and Crafts of the Tennessee State Fair

The Tennessee State Fair opens today! One of things to be seen at the fair are the works of the many varied types of artisans from around the state! There's artwork that you're familiar with, such as painting and drawing, as well as forms of art you may have never seen before. Here are some entries from previous fairs:

100 Things to see at the fair outtake: Paintings

Here is the Best in Show painting from 2008.

2010 TN State Fair: Quilt

The People's Choice Award winning quilt from 2010.

09 TN State Fair #125: Dressmaking contest

There are several categories just for youth. Here is one of the winning youth sewing: Dressmaking entries.

09 TN State fair #119 Frog Dessert

This frog was named the Best Overall Youth in the baked goods section of the Creative Arts Building at the 2009 Tennessee State Fair.

09 TN State Fair #122: Carousel Stitching

This carousel was a blue ribbon winner for stitching at the 2009 fair.

100 Things to see at the fair #67: Copper art

In a medium I am not as familiar with comes this blue ribbon winning embossed copper representation of Leonardo Da Vinci's The Last Supper.

100 Things to see at the fair #27: Leather Guitar

Finally, another of the contests is Leathercraft. The Blue Ribbon winner was a guitar made out of leather. If you look closely, there are 4 midstate logos on the guitar. The first you'll notice is the Tennessee Flag. To its left is a Columbia Mule Day logo. Below that is a Tennessee Walking Horse. To the right of that one is the Grand Ole Opry.

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