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For Immediate Release
Stacy Gabrielle , (610) 253-6272 x4297

The Crayola Art of Childhood Exhibit

Crayola Draws Attention to Young Artists with

Exhibition at Minnesota State Fair


Visitors Can Make and Take Art on a Stick!


ST. PAUL, MINN. – August 24, 2006  --  Crayola is drawing attention to the art of childhood and recognizing children from the North Star State who created it with a new children’s art exhibition opening at the Minnesota State Fair.  “The Crayola Art of Childhood Exhibition,” featuring 112 pieces of specially-selected artwork made by young artists from around the state, is now on display at the Family Fair in Baldwin Park, from August 24 – Sept. 4, for fair goers to view. 


“We created this exhibit to enthrall people with what a child can do when they put art tools to paper and to recognize children for their artistic achievements,” said Ron DeLong, Crayola Manager of Art Education.  A complete list of Minnesota winners is located below. 


Throughout the week, families visiting the exhibition are invited to create a make-and-take craft activity -- a colorful fan on a stick featuring fair mascots “Fairborne” and “Fairchild” --  to commemorate their trip to the fair.  August 24 and September 4 are designated Children’s Days, with special events for families, discounted admission and reduced prices at various concessions.


Crayola put out a call in March for children to submit their drawings and paintings for the chance to be featured at the Minnesota State Fair.  From all the pieces entered, 112 were selected for the exhibit based on visual appeal, workmanship, originality and age appropriateness.  From these works, first, second and third place winners were picked for each grade division -- kindergarten through 2nd grade, 3rd through 4th grade, and 5th through 6th grade.  Each winner will receive a U.S. savings bond ranging from $50 to $100 and a Crayola product prize pack. 


For A List of Winners Click File Links Below




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