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Minnetrista Minnetrista is a gathering place inspired by the Ball family legacy that connects people and encourages involvement, making our community a better place.
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Minnetrista is a gathering place inspired by the Ball family legacy that connects people and encourages involvement, making our community a better place to live. Minnetrista's forty-acre campus includes beautiful gardens, a modern museum facility, a historic home, Nature Area, numerous sculptures, and a portion of the White River Greenway.

Need something to take for the holidays? Stop in at the The Orchard Shop and pick up some Persimmon Pulp to make some fa...
11/14/2019

Need something to take for the holidays? Stop in at the The Orchard Shop and pick up some Persimmon Pulp to make some favorites! Persimmon, cookies, bread, and more! Below you'll find a delicious recipe for Persimmon Pudding. Let us know your favorites!

INGREDIENTS:
2 ½ C Persimmon Pulp
1 ½ C Sugar
3 Eggs – separated
2 C Flour
½ C Melted Butter
2 C Milk
1 tsp Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 ½ tsp Cinnamon
½ tsp Salt

INSTRUCTIONS:
Mix sugar, egg yolks, butter and persimmon pulp. Sift all dry ingredients and add to pulp mixture alternately adding the milk also. Beat egg whites until stiff. Add stiff eggs to persimmon mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour.

11/11/2019
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Happy Veteran's Day!

We honor all of those who have served and are currently serving. We are doing a Veteran's Day Partnership and giving away 2 tickets for "Bandstand," the Tony-Winning Broadway Musical, on January 27, 2020 at Emens Auditorium!

To win these two tickets for this amazing show, you must "Like," this post and answer correctly to the question below:

•Who was president of the Muncie chapter of Bundles for Britain in 1941?

Bundles for Britain, founded in 1940, was an organization that sent packages of clothing and supplies to British citizens and servicemen.

This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored, or administered by Facebook, nor is Facebook associated with this contest.

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11/11/2019

Minnetrista's cover photo

Minnetrista's cover photo
11/07/2019

Minnetrista's cover photo

A profound presentation with Jim Needhan, Bob Ross’ former General Manager during the filming of "The Joy of Painting" w...
11/06/2019

A profound presentation with Jim Needhan, Bob Ross’ former General Manager during the filming of "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross at the WIPB studios in Muncie, Indiana.

Are you a fan of the "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross fan brush intro? We have the very brush Bob used on the green s...
11/04/2019

Are you a fan of the "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross fan brush intro? We have the very brush Bob used on the green screen to paint the introduction scene! All fans who make a donation, from $5 to $2,500, will be included in the “Fan Brush Club” in the Bob Ross Experience. We will create a “TV Guide” to be included in the late 80’s living room, and ALL donors will be included as a “Fan of Bob Ross.” Help bring Bob home to the WIPB TV Studio where it all started, and be remembered as a fan (brush) of Bob Ross. https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp #BobRoss #BobRossExperience

The former WIPB studios in Muncie, Indiana where Bob Ross filmed, "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross. This former studi...
11/01/2019

The former WIPB studios in Muncie, Indiana where Bob Ross filmed, "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross. This former studio is being transformed into an amazing and interactive exhibit and studio space, the Bob Ross Experience opening, October 29, 2020! https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp

Join PlySpace Resident Fellow Dana Lynn Harper for an amazing afternoon of wand-making! This free workshop is open to ch...
11/01/2019

Join PlySpace Resident Fellow Dana Lynn Harper for an amazing afternoon of wand-making! This free workshop is open to children and adults. The workshop will be held in the Cantina at Minnetrista on November 2nd, from 2-4 PM. Participants are welcome to arrive at any time between 2 and 3:30 PM and can create a wand using materials provided by PlySpace and the artist. What will your wand do? What will it look like? What magic does it hold?

Fixing up the former WIPB studio where "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross was filmed! We are preparing this space to bu...
10/31/2019

Fixing up the former WIPB studio where "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross was filmed! We are preparing this space to build the Bob Ross Experience, find out more information here: https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp

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10/29/2019

Minnetrista's cover photo

10/29/2019
BobRoss - Twitch

The Certified Ross Instructors are at Minnetrista for their biannual Certified Ross Instructor Reunion to paint in the original WIPB Studio where "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross was filmed! If you wanna check out our Twitch live feed, click here #bobross

Bob Ross - Weekend Marathon! Beginning Fridays at 3PM EST.

We have been given an incredible opportunity to partner with Twitch and extend our Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign durin...
10/29/2019
Bob Ross Experience

We have been given an incredible opportunity to partner with Twitch and extend our Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign during their 8 Day "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross Marathon running from today until November 5! The Twitch Marathon Match includes Twitch pledging a matching grant to Minnetrista for every dollar donated, up to $25,000!

All fans who make a donation, from $5 to $2,500 will be included in the "Fan Brush Club," in the Bob Ross Experience. A "TV Guide," listing ALL donors will be included in the late 80's living room of the Experience.

You can check out our Bob Ross Experience Indiegogo page here: https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp

You can also watch the "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross Twitch Marathon here: https://buff.ly/34gC40Z

There is no place to celebrate and honor the legacy of Bob Ross. Together, we can change that. | Check out 'Bob Ross Experience' on Indiegogo.

Happy Birthday Bob Ross! We are excited for all of the celebrating we will be doing today! "The Joy of Painting" with Bo...
10/29/2019

Happy Birthday Bob Ross! We are excited for all of the celebrating we will be doing today! "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross #BobRoss #BobRossExperience

Tomorrow is our last Outdoor Farmers Market of the season, but we will be indoors! With bad weather expected, we will be...
10/25/2019
Farmers Market at Minnetrista (2019-10-26)

Tomorrow is our last Outdoor Farmers Market of the season, but we will be indoors! With bad weather expected, we will be moving our vendors indoors at the main building. Join us from 8am-Noon!

Due to weather this week’s Farmers Market will be moved into our main building from 8 a.m. to noon. Join your family and friends for Farmers Market at Minnetrista! It’s here you can connect with vendors to discover fresh produce and plants. Don’t forget to stop in The Orchard Shop durin

10/23/2019
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What "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross merchandise do you own? Or what are some of your favorite items shown? Comment and let us know! For more information on the #BobRossExperience click the link: https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp

Check out our Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting Crowdfunding Campaign and let us know which of the 'Perks' are your favorite...
10/21/2019
Bob Ross Experience

Check out our Bob Ross: The Joy of Painting Crowdfunding Campaign and let us know which of the 'Perks' are your favorite. https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp

There is no place to celebrate and honor the legacy of Bob Ross. Together, we can change that. | Check out 'Bob Ross Experience' on Indiegogo.

Check out The Star Press article on our upcoming Bob Ross Experience and how we are raising funds to create a permanent ...
10/18/2019
Bringing Bob Ross back to Muncie

Check out The Star Press article on our upcoming Bob Ross Experience and how we are raising funds to create a permanent location for fans!

Iconic painter Bob Ross filmed his PBS program "The Joy of Painting" at the L.L. Ball House in the 1980s. Minnetrista is bringing him back... in a way

We are so excited to be working with Taylor Studios, Inc. on this exciting project!
10/14/2019
Taylor Studios, Inc.

We are so excited to be working with Taylor Studios, Inc. on this exciting project!

It's not too late to donate to Minnetrista's Bob Ross Experience Campaign! Here's what they have to say about the potential impact of this exhibit:

"When you enter the former studio, the magic of Bob’s presence and message can still be felt. We want to make that space accessible to everyone. Minnetrista is partnering with Bob Ross Inc. to create a permanent experience that consists of a recreated studio, gallery space, and painting workshop. Through The Bob Ross Experience we will reframe how people think about their mistakes, abilities, and self-expression. We want to say to the world: Bob painted here and you can too."

Learn more about how you can bring the Bob Ross Experience to life below.

We have a busy weekend scheduled at Minnetrista, our weekly Farmers Market along with the Glass Pumpkin Sale by the Ball...
10/10/2019

We have a busy weekend scheduled at Minnetrista, our weekly Farmers Market along with the Glass Pumpkin Sale by the Ball State University Glass Guild, and we will also have the Growing Thru Gardening Expo! You can find all the information on our website at: https://buff.ly/2WtY9EZ

Join us from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today for our Family Adventure Day: Fall Festival! Here is our schedule of all the fun. Come...
10/09/2019

Join us from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today for our Family Adventure Day: Fall Festival! Here is our schedule of all the fun. Come and enjoy the games, crafts, and more!

Did you catch our friends "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross on the Today Show? We cannot wait for everyone to come to ...
10/08/2019
Fans line up for Bob Ross art exhibit

Did you catch our friends "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross on the Today Show? We cannot wait for everyone to come to Minnetrista beginning October 2020 for the Bob Ross Experience to see more paintings, Bob's easel, brushes, and more! You can find more info at https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp.

The paintings of the late artist Bob Ross, who was best known for his PBS show, “The Joy of Painting,” are on display for guests to view at the Franklin Park Performing and Visual Arts Center in Virginia,. NBC’s Joe Fryer reports for TODAY.

Join us on Wednesday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for our Family Adventure Day: Fall Festival! Crafts, games, and fun for the who...
10/07/2019
Family Adventure Day: Fall Festival (2019-10-09)

Join us on Wednesday from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. for our Family Adventure Day: Fall Festival! Crafts, games, and fun for the whole family!

Free Community Event This free community event is open to the whole family! With so much being offered, the day is a choose-your-own-adventure opportunity. The various fall activities create space for learning, active family participation, and loads of fun! Spend a beautiful fall day at Minnetris

10/05/2019
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Our Nothin But A Bob Thang friends hit up The Nashville Daily Podcast and talked a little bit about the Bob Ross Experience at the one hours fifteen minute mark. https://buff.ly/2oPwlja You can learn more and donate now toward this awesome exhibit at: https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp.

More fall events announced for this weekend. We give you Nashville’s most dangerous areas that Metro Police revealed. Plus, we have our guest who works in the same studio that Elvis recorded in.

Thank you to all of our patrons for attending this exciting event and a huge thank you to our vendors for all of their h...
10/04/2019

Thank you to all of our patrons for attending this exciting event and a huge thank you to our vendors for all of their hard work, amazing food, drinks, and donated prizes!

Thank you to all of our patrons for attending this exciting event and a huge thank you to our vendors for all of their hard work, amazing food, drinks, and donated prizes!

Glass is finally being reinstalled in Catalyst! The circle drive is closed as this process continues with GRT Glass Desi...
10/02/2019

Glass is finally being reinstalled in Catalyst! The circle drive is closed as this process continues with GRT Glass Design. We can’t wait for everyone to see the final piece!

This is not any ordinary art exhibit, this is a full Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting experience. Step into Bob’s world,...
10/01/2019

This is not any ordinary art exhibit, this is a full Bob Ross and The Joy of Painting experience. Step into Bob’s world, come up close and personal with Bob’s timeless artwork. By giving, you will have the opportunity to do just that! We are bringing his former studio back to life and we couldn’t do it without your help. "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross Indiegogo https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp

Yes, the rumors are true. Bob Ross painted right here at Minnetrista. For years! We are bringing Bob's studio back to li...
09/28/2019
Bob Ross Experience

Yes, the rumors are true. Bob Ross painted right here at Minnetrista. For years! We are bringing Bob's studio back to life, but before construction can begin we need your help! No gift is too small and no pledge goes unnoticed. Check out our Indiegogo page with all the information, perks, and more! 🌲🎨

There is no place to celebrate and honor the legacy of Bob Ross. Together, we can change that. | Check out 'Bob Ross Experience' on Indiegogo.

You can be part of the amazing process as we work toward our goal! Pledges will receive some seriously amazing gifts for...
09/27/2019

You can be part of the amazing process as we work toward our goal! Pledges will receive some seriously amazing gifts for their donations, check out all of the amazing perks on our Indiegogo page. https://buff.ly/2mMWCxp

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09/25/2019

Minnetrista's cover photo

The restaurants are prepping, the games are set, and the boulevard has been lit. Join us from 7-10 p.m. for Twilight on ...
09/20/2019

The restaurants are prepping, the games are set, and the boulevard has been lit. Join us from 7-10 p.m. for Twilight on the Boulevard at Minnetrista! We can't wait to see you!

The Boulevard is now closed in preparation for Twilight on the Boulevard! It will reopen at 11:30 p.m. Friday, September...
09/19/2019

The Boulevard is now closed in preparation for Twilight on the Boulevard! It will reopen at 11:30 p.m. Friday, September 20. Oakhurst Experience and Betty's Cabin will also be closed today and tomorrow they will reopen at normal time on Saturday, September 21. We hope to see everyone at Twilight!

09/18/2019
Minnetrista

We are ready to party at Twilight on the Boulevard at Minnetrista! Get your tickets at https://buff.ly/2ZPTyhU or at the door! Pete's Bar and Grill will be offering a bourbon tent and more! Join us this Friday from 7-10 p.m. for some serious fun on our beautiful and historic boulevard.

Join us on Saturday for the White River Cleanup! Come out and help us take care of our community!
09/17/2019
White River Cleanup 2019: Register today!

Join us on Saturday for the White River Cleanup! Come out and help us take care of our community!

Saturday, September 21 Where: Westside Park in Muncie, IN on River Road When: 8am - 12pm Dispatch of volunteers: 9am Lunch served by 11:30 Click here to register!  Thank you to our 2019 sponsors and partners:

No plans this Friday, September 20? Now you do! Join us from 7-10 p.m. for Twilight on the Boulevard! The best of East C...
09/16/2019

No plans this Friday, September 20? Now you do! Join us from 7-10 p.m. for Twilight on the Boulevard! The best of East Central Indiana and beyond! Food, music, games, drinks, and more! Get your tickets now! https://buff.ly/2UO5XlP

We love our friends at "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross and all of their support and help in this awesome project! Si...
09/12/2019

We love our friends at "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross and all of their support and help in this awesome project! Sign up for emails to learn more!

Minnetrista is refurbishing the studio in Muncie, IN where Bob Ross filmed The Joy of Painting and gathering Bob Ross paintings and artifacts. To learn more about their upcoming Bob Ross Experience exhibit, sign up for the mailing list in the link below!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/bob-ross-experience/coming_soon/x/22237545

We are just a little over a week away from Twilight on the Boulevard! We cannot wait for this awesome event with fantast...
09/12/2019

We are just a little over a week away from Twilight on the Boulevard! We cannot wait for this awesome event with fantastic local vendors, music, games, and more! Visit https://buff.ly/2UO5XlP for more information and to purchase your tickets today!

Did you see CNNs article on Bob Ross' upcoming exhibit? We are so excited that Bob Ross is loved and admired by many. At...
09/11/2019
Re-live the magic of TV painter Bob Ross in a new exhibition

Did you see CNNs article on Bob Ross' upcoming exhibit? We are so excited that Bob Ross is loved and admired by many. At Minnetrista we will soon be building a permanent exhibit in his honor as well as honoring "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross. Check out our Indiegogo page to learn more: https://buff.ly/2ZLECqd.

If you've ever wanted to see some of Bob Ross' "happy little trees" in person, now's your chance.

Address

1200 N Minnetrista Pkwy
Muncie, IN
47303

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Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 17:30
Tuesday 09:00 - 17:30
Wednesday 09:00 - 17:30
Thursday 09:00 - 20:00
Friday 09:00 - 17:30
Saturday 09:00 - 17:30
Sunday 11:00 - 17:30

Telephone

(765) 282-4848

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