Like many attractions, the Van Gogh exhibit is going to be operating a little differently than initially planned this summer. The immersive installation recently announced its drive-thru experience that will open next month. Now, the exhibit has revealed another method of keeping viewers spaced out. Toronto's Van Gogh exhibit will be using social distancing circles when it opens for on-foot viewings in July.
Immersive Van Gogh exhibit invites visitors into a luminous space filled with 600,000 square feet of colourful projections.
The giant projections highlight the artist's works and bring you deep into his mind.
The exhibit recently announced that it will be offering a drive-thru experience in June so that visitors can enjoy the artwork while staying safe and apart.
Now, the installation has revealed it will be implementing social distancing circles when it opens for on-foot viewings in July.
The circles will allow patrons to "Gogh the Distance" and explore the gallery while using the circles to stay at least 2 metres apart.
The circles will be projected onto the floor and integrated with van Gogh's artwork so that they become part of the experience.
"Other cities... have successfully encouraged social distancing by painting “circles” in parks and public spaces," said Corey Ross, co-producer, Lighthouse Immersive in a press release.
"...so we thought why not project these circles within our 600,000 cubic feet venue so that it becomes part of the presentation and integrates into the moving projections of van Gogh’s masterpieces.”
The building capacity has also been limited to 132 people per 75 square feet, allowing for lots of space between patrons.
The premiere is planned for July 1, or as soon as it is deemed safe to open by government and health officials.
Tickets are selling out fast, with the drive-thru experience already completely booked.
Walk-thru dates have been extended into September due to the high demand.
You can buy a general admission ticket starting at $34.99 for the on-foot experience.
"Gogh the Distance" at this luminous art exhibit by viewing van Gogh's works from projected circles.
Immersive Van Gough Exhibit
Price: $34.99 +
When: Walk-in experience July - September
Address: 1 Yonge St., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: Experience van Gogh's works while staying distanced with the projected social distancing circles.