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Bob Ross celebration doubles as fundraiser for KSPS

Bob Ross entranced PBS viewers for years with landscape paintings and his soothing voice. KSPS is hosting a painting party and Ross celebration to raise funds for the station Thursday at Pinot’s Palette. (Bob Ross Inc.)
Bob Ross entranced PBS viewers for years with landscape paintings and his soothing voice. KSPS is hosting a painting party and Ross celebration to raise funds for the station Thursday at Pinot’s Palette. (Bob Ross Inc.)

From his trademark perm to his soothing voice to the picturesque landscapes he created seemingly out of thin air on his public TV show “The Joy of Painting,” painter Bob Ross’ legacy has extended long after his death in 1995.

To celebrate Ross, KSPS, Spokane’s PBS station, is hosting “A Celebration of Bob Ross,” an event that doubles as a fundraiser for the station. The paint night will be held Thursday at Pinot’s Palette.

“We thought it would be a fun way to tap into that nostalgia and for people to have a good time remembering him,” Dawn Bayman, development director at KSPS, said before the station’s first Ross celebration in October of last year.

At the event, painters will recreate a Ross-esque painting called “Purple Mountains Majesty.”

PBS Nerd apparel and Ross memorabilia will be available for purchase, and while painting, attendees can show off their knowledge of Ross during a trivia contest for the chance to win prizes.