The Bob Ross Experience coming October 2020

The Bob Ross Experience coming October 2020

On October 29, 2020, Minnetrista will open the Bob Ross Experience. This will be accompanied with a week-long celebration and programming. More information to come.

Robert Norman Ross (October 29, 1942 – July 4, 1995) was an American painter, art instructor, and television host. He was the creator and host of The Joy of Painting, an instructional television program that aired from 1983 to 1994 on PBS in the United States, and also aired in Canada, Latin America, and Europe. Ross went from being a public television personality in the 1980s and 1990s to being an Internet celebrity in the 21st century, becoming popular with fans on YouTube and many other websites after his death.

Ross was well known for the catchphrases he used while painting such as “happy little trees”. Ross wore clothes that he believed would be a “timeless look” (jeans and a button-down shirt). He also used a minimalist set and spoke as if he were only addressing one viewer. During each half-hour segment, Ross would instruct viewers in oil painting using a quick-study technique from the imagination that used a limited palette of paints and broke down the process into simple steps. Art critic Mira Schor compared him to Fred Rogers, host of Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood, noting that Ross’ soft voice and the slow pace of his speech were similar.

The TV show, The Joy of Painting, was filmed by PBS station WIPB in Muncie, Indiana. The studio was set up in the L.L.Ball Home on the property of Minnetrista (Cultural Center). The Bob Ross Experience will open in October of 2020, in the same location that it was filmed. There you will see many of his work

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2019 National Tourism Week

2019 National Tourism Week

2019 National Tourism Week

Join us is celebrating National Tourism Week, May 5-11. We will be highlighting the many tourist attractions of Muncie/Delaware County on our Facebook page all week long.

We will be focusing on: Monday – “Get Moving Monday- Tourism impact on Delaware County”, Tuesday – “Tasty Tuesday” – highlighting our local dining options, Wednesday- “Wayback Wednesday” – focusing on the local Arts and Culture attractions and museums, Thursday- “Thirsty Thursday” – centering on showcasing the local breweries and winery, Friday- “Family Fun Friday” – drawing attention to the plenty of fun family things to do in the area, and Saturday- “Sweet Saturday” – we will be showcasing the variety of specialty goods for your sweet tooth.

Also, don’t miss our annual National Tourism Week cookout on Thursday May 9, from 11:30am – 1:30pm at the Delaware County Building, 100 W Main St.

“Don’t Miss a Moment…” of the many things Muncie/Delaware County has to offer. For more information visit https://www.visitmuncie.org

For information on other destination around Indiana, stop in the Muncie Visitors Bureau or visit http://www.visitindiana.com

 

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Promoting Muncie at Travel Shows

Promoting Muncie at Travel Shows

Promoting Muncie at Travel Shows

Recently, the Muncie Visitors Bureau was at one of the largest travel shows in the USA promoting Muncie and Delaware County for tourism. This show, the AAA Great Vacations Travel Expo takes place in Columbus, OH. This year over 12,000 people attended the 3 day show. This is a great way to let others know about the many attractions and events that happen in the area. Throughout the year the Visitors Bureau promotes Delaware County at other shows, the Indiana State Fair, and many other tourism promotional opportunities.

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