The Bob Ross exhibition in Penticton has been postponed until July. There will also be no exhibitions in their gallery until May.
The Penticton Art Gallery announced the postponement Monday morning following recommendations of health authorities, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. As of Monday morning, the gallery remains open to the public.
As of Monday there were over 300 confirmed cases of the virus in Canada.
The Bob Ross exhibition was set to bring the legendary painter’s work to the Okanagan, with the aim of attracting the largest gathering of Bob Ross painters in Canada.
Alongside the exhibit there will be a special Bob Ross Paint-In.
Those who would like a refund for their ticket are asked to call (250)-493-2928. There are options to reserve your spot once it is rescheduled.
For those staying home, the gallery has advised that over the next two months, they will be documenting and photographing the large-scale works in their permanent collection for people to enjoy from the comfort of their home. They will be posted photos and videos to their social media pages, detailing the behind-the-scenes process.