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'State Fair Overflow Show' at Hopkins Center for the Arts

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With so many sights to see at the Minnesota State Fair--overflowing buckets of cookies, overflowing baskets of cheese curds, overflowing waist-lines--it's hard to believe that there are overflowing exhibits as well. But not every seed art masterpiece, quilt, or canned veggie gets a coveted spot in the fair.

The folks at the Hopkins Center for the Arts know that the items that don't make it into the big event are just as fascinating as the pieces that do. That's why they're presenting "Salon 300: Minnesota State Fair Overflow Show."
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In order for artists to be eligible in this gallery exhibition, they had to first submit their work into the 2011 Minnesota State Fair art competition--and then find out they were not selected. The first 450 artists that picked up an entry form--which were at the fair during pickup times for unselected work--and fell within the guidelines, are on display at the Hopkins Center for the Arts. Here, visitors will be able to see all manner of art, from paintings to sculptures (just don't expect to find any food on a stick).

"Salon 300: Minnesota State Fair Overflow Show" will be at the Hopkins Center for the Arts through September 4.