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Ross Fest painters & costume contest

WNIN is excited to announce that Ross Fest is returning in person for summer 2021!

Get your #WNINRossFest tickets now!

When: Saturday, July 17th, 2021
Where: Two Main Street, Evansville, IN, Just outside the WNIN studios on Main Street
What: An evening celebrating Bob Ross! Paint along with your favorite creator and host of The Joy of Painting. New this year, there will be two family friendly sessions for ages 12 and up


Ticket options also include a VIP experience at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana, 212 Main Street. The VIP ticket allows access to be among the first in Evansville to see two authentic Bob Ross paintings on loan from WIPB in Muncie, IN.  The reception includes bar service and appetizers from Mo’s Traveling Medicine Show.


Evening Timeline:
1:30 pm – Gate opens
2:00 pm – First Paint Session – 12+ ages
3:15 pm – Second Paint Session – 12+ ages
4:30 pm to 6:30 pm – VIP Reception at Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana
5:45 pm – Third Paint Session – 21+ ages only
7:00 pm – Fourth Paint Session – 21+ ages only
10:00 pm – Event ends

The event will include vendors, live art demonstrations, games, and a Bob Ross costume contest. Come dressed as everyone’s favorite PBS painter to win a prize!

Food trucks in attendance include Rock A Burger and Pizza Revolution. Food truck service begins at 5:00 pm.
Alcohol provided by Mo’s Traveling Medicine Show. All 21+ tickets include a free drink.

The Bob Ross paintings, on loan from WIPB, will be on display for two weeks after the event at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana. The Arts Council is free of charge to visit. Please visit our friends at the Arts Council to see these lovely paintings and the many wonderful exhibits they have on display.

A huge thank you to our Presenting Sponsor Field & Main Bank for their support of #WNINRossFest.

Field & Main Bank

Special thanks to:

Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana

Shetler Moving

Ball State PBS

Burnt Prairie

Concept Sound and Light

Mo's Traveling Medicine Show


Nora Gossiaux, CRI, CRFI

T.R.U. Event Rental

Bob Ross, Inc.

Hyatt Place Evansville/Downtown