Twitch is best known as the home of passionate gamers who live-stream their gaming sessions online. What you might not know is that Twitch also nurtures a thriving community of creative types who perform music, show off their visual artistic prowess, or invite an audience to watch them write.

Recently, Twitch decided to throw its full support behind the site’s artistic sub-culture with a brand new landing page called Twitch Creative.

To celebrate, Twitch will also live stream every episode of The Joy of Painting, featuring proto-live streamer Bob Ross, starting at 5 p.m. Eastern/2 p.m. Pacific on Thursday and continuing for 8.5 days. The October 29 start date marks the birthday of the painter, art instructor, and television host, who passed away in 1995.

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