Ribbons were awarded to artistic Iowans in the Creative Arts contest judged prior to the start of the 2017 Iowa State Fair.

Entries are on display throughout the Fair in the Patty and Jim Cownie Cultural Center, open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

In the Basketry division, Michele Morgan, of Story City, earned a first place award in the Reed or Splint category, first place in Naturals, first place in Twill and third place in Other than Named/Multi Media.