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About Cream of the Crop Artists Gallery

We are so excited to bring this unique opportunity to you. Enjoy the ride! Shop here, watch LIVES and see you at the Minnesota State Fair 2022!

Cream of the Crop Artists is a Gallery in the West End Market at the Minnesota State Fair. We are ecited you are here.

What began six years ago as a friendly art gallery with great art on plywood walls is still that way today and more. We are a  No Frills gallery – just Minnesota Nice thrills – so close to the Midway you can hear the screams of excitement as you look at amazing artworks from artists with Minnesota roots.

We pride ourselves for being the Cream of the Crop Artists and downright friendly. It is not hard to do when everyone is here to celebrate Minnesota’s finest. Whether you are at the booth during the Fair or online here you will get a chance to meet artists and hear the sounds from the West End Market and around the fairgrounds.

Thank you!

Experience Cream of the Crop

We are grateful to be surrounded by great art made by the most creative artists in our Cream of the Crop Artists Gallery. Each day at the Minnesota State Fair we hear dozens of different acts and bands starting with a group called the History On-A-Shtick from the Minnesota History Center to bluegrass, fiddler contests and swing time big bands, R & B, rock & roll, rock-a-billy and hip hop.

Pictured below from the Schell’s Stage at the Schilling Amphitheater is The Dave and Deke Combo from a few years back. You’ll catch shows like this one and many other incredible performances while enjoying a great shake from the West End Creamery or a blueberry beer from the Grain Belt Stand.

The Cream of the Crop Artists Gallery is celebrating the holidays in our Holiday Shop online.

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Experience the Music

The bands you’ve heard at the free stages at the fair have performances and more for you to immerse yourself in or listen to while you shop.

View Performances

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Artist Demonstrations & Studio Tours

Artists share how they make their creations in demonstrations videos and take you on tours of their studios.

View Artist Experiences

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Shop Cream of the Crop

Find hand crafted unique items made by artists and artisans, plus music and merch from musicians

Shop Art & Music



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