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Ross Fest painters & costume contest

Two Bob Ross paintings, on loan from WIPB, will be on display for two weeks after the event at the Arts Council of Southwestern Indiana located at 212 Main Street. 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. 

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


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

Field & Main Bank

Thank you for joining us for Ross Fest 2021!

When: Saturday, July 17th, 2021
Where: Two Main Street, Evansville, IN, outside the WNIN studios at the intersection of Main Street & Riverside Drive
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 a family friendly painting session 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.

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!

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

Food trucks in attendance include Rock-A-Burger and The 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.