Staycation Idea – The Immersive Van Gough Exhibit

Imagine launching an art exhibit during the middle of this pandemic? This is a story on how a live entertainment company had to reinvent themselves to stay in business with all the new social distancing rules. This innovative company created a Digital VanGogh Art exhibit using giant projections that is being shown in a 600,000 sq. ft facility at 1 Yonge St. in Toronto. This show produced by Lighthouse Immersive was launched July 1.

“Presenting cultural events during this time of COVID-19 is an incredible challenge and we are saddened to see the cultural calendar in Toronto diminished as almost all arts institutions have cancelled their events and laid off their artists and staff,” said co-producer Corey Ross. 

To accommodate visitors to the exhibit, visitors have to select a time they wanted to attend the show on their website prior to check-out. You had the option to come to the show by car or do the stand-up walk-in theatre. There are 10 cars allowed per time slot for the car theatre . The walk-in tours  provided social distancing circles for people to stand in and move to. Like all exhibitions there is a exhibit area where they had a photo booth that used QR codes for you to have your face as part of a VanGough photo. Mask wearing was mandatory during the whole exhibit.

Tickets are available online at vangoghexhibit.ca and by phone at 1-844-307-4644.

Life in the Covid Bubble.

Here is a clip of a Live concert with people and performers in a plastic bubble

With social distancing rules in effect inter-provincial and international travel is restricted so it looks like your next vacation may be a staycation in your home province. Here’s a link to the safety protocols being implemented to help protect guests during a stay at Fern Resort in Ontario to help keep you safe. So if you need to go get some fresh air or just need to be entertained, things are starting too open again. Here is a list of all the provincial tourism sites so you can start thinking about what to do on you next staycation.

Tourism Websites

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