Prescott’s First-Ever Bob Ross Paint Challenge

The Quad-Cities'
Bob Ross Paint Challenge

The paint challenge raising funds for foster and other at-risk youth in Western Yavapai County.

By Mona Stephens

Who could forget the happy man with large, fluffy hair who taught the world to paint “happy little trees” on PBS for 31 seasons straight?

Those of use who haven’t seen the PBS show, even know who Bob Ross is as he has become a pop culture icon in the last decade.

People are obsessed with him, buying everything from Bob Ross socks to Chia Pets to crock pots.

In February, two local nonprofits teamed up to leverage this obsession in support of local foster and other at-risk youth. Thus the Bob Ross Paint Challenge was born.

How Painting “Happy Little Trees” Makes a Difference

The Bob Ross Paint Challenge is a friendly paint competition and fundraiser put on by Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation (YC4KF) and Arizona Resin Teaching Services (ARTS). 

Every penny earned from ticket sales and at the event will go to support the missions of these two nonprofits- both of which support vulnerable youth in the Quad-Cities.

“Not only is the Bob Ross Challenge a Prescott first, it’s a fun and creative way to lift up our community’s most vulnerable members” -Kadawna Gasson a Bob Ross Paint Challenge ticket holder 

YC4KF provides for the unmet needs of children who are in foster care or have recently aged out of foster care in Western Yavapai County. ARTS provides a positive atmosphere for at-risk youth to explore their inner talents using different mediums of art.

What to Expect

So you’re still on the fence about attending? Well here’s what you can expect when you attend the Bob Ross Paint Challenge. Keep in mind just by being there you are helping nearly 400 foster youth and countless at-risk children in the area.


  • Music
  • Light refreshments featuring pulled pork sliders & spinach dip
  • Silent art auction with art from local artist and at-risk youth
  • 30 minute paint challenge
  • Awards for best paintings
  • Everyone takes home their painting

Whether you are looking to show off your artistic abilities, learn how to paint, win prizes, buy local artwork, or just support a great cause the Bob Ross Paint Challenge is for you!

The Details & How to Join In

Date: March 13, 2020

Time: 5:30-7:30PM

Location: 882 Sunset Av, Prescott AZ

Price: $30 online or $25 at the door with RSVP

If you are interested in the Bob Ross Paint Challenge be sure to get your tickets or RSVP by contacting Mona at or calling 928 308 5512.

                        TICKETS ARE LIMITED AND 

                        THE EVENT IS 50% FULL.

                        GET YOUR TICKETS TODAY!