TV painter Bob Ross: You can now visit his Indiana studio

tv painter bob ross you can now visit his indiana studio

(CNN) — Positivity, creativity and happy accidents.

Everyone could use more of those in 2020, and the new Bob Ross Experience in Muncie, Indiana, delivers it with vibrancy, and of course, joy.

Last month a permanent exhibit opened at Minnetrista (a public gathering place with historic buildings located in Muncie), to honor the late Bob Ross and his belief in democratizing artistic expression through painting. The museum is located inside the Lucius L. Ball House, one of many historical buildings on the 40-acre campus. The house used to be the home of Ball, whose younger brothers founded the Ball glass company. The house later was converted to a studio where Ross filmed much of his iconic show, “The Joy of Painting.”

Guests can now walk through the former studio, which has been refurbished as a nearly exact replica of how it was in Ross’s time. Curators for the exhibit worked closely with Ross’ friends to create a hands-on experience with behind-the-scenes stories, Minnetrista Communications Manager Katy Maggart said.

On opening day, a Bob Ross episode played outside for visitors to try painting along with.

Courtesy Minnetrista

“We didn’t want this to be something that commercialized Bob or made him something he wasn’t,” Maggart said. “Our goal is to honor Bob and to continue to help share his message of creativity and positivity.”

Guests can see rare artifacts, including the original cameras used to film Ross’ famous television show. There are paintings on display that will be rotated every couple of months so guests see new artwork each time they visit.

Tickets for the exhibit and painting workshops can be found at minnetrista.net. Want to know more on click here go to tour news source.

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