Wooster Arts and Music Fest brings out ‘flash Bob’



WOOSTER — Bob Ross look-alikes were one of the features at the Wooster Arts & Music Fest, living up to Main Street Wooster’s #uniquelywooster hashtag. With wigs to match the late painter and television personality’s singular style, they paraded through Market Street and the square on Saturday, striking various poses along the way and then taking their positions by individual easels to follow along with certified Bob Ross painting instructor Mary Kenney in creating a winter landscape.

“I saw the ad on Facebook,” said Chippewa district art teacher Rachel Silasi, who then recruited her husband to participate as well. ”(It’s) date night.”

Organized by Wayne Center for the Arts, who put together the festival along with Main Street Wooster, Wooster Rotary and Wooster City Schools in conjunction with Boys & Girls Club of Wooster, the “flash mob” was renamed a “flash Bob,” said Wayne Silasi.

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