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Don't Gogh: Van Gogh Exhibit Closed Friday For Flooding Cleanup

Here's a look at scenes from the new Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition at Camp North End.
Jodie Valade
Here's a look at scenes from the new Immersive Van Gogh Exhibition at Camp North End.

The popular Immersive Van Gogh exhibit at Camp North End was closed Thursday and Friday because of a power outage and flooding caused by heavy thunderstorms in the Charlotte area Wednesday night.

More than 10,000 gallons of water were vacuumed from the exhibit floor at the Ford Building, according to Blumenthal Performing Arts. Power was not restored in the building until 3 p.m. Thursday.

"Thankfully there was no damage to any of the equipment or building," said a statement from Blumenthal. "Nevertheless, much of the floor was still damp as of (Thursday) night. Rather than risk our guests’ safety and having less than the first-class experience they deserve, we have made the decision to take another day to allow everything to dry properly."

Anyone who had tickets to showings Thursday or Friday can reschedule or get a refund by contacting the Blumenthal box office at 704-372-1000.

The exhibit is expected to reopen for normal showings Saturday.

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Jodie Valade has been a Digital News and Engagement Editor for WFAE since 2019. Since moving to Charlotte in 2015, she has worked as a digital content producer for NASCAR.com and a freelance writer for publications ranging from Charlotte magazine to The Athletic to The Washington Post and New York Times. Before that, Jodie was an award-winning sports features and enterprise reporter at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. She also worked at The Dallas Morning News covering the Dallas Mavericks — where she became Mark Cuban's lifelong email pen pal — and at The Kansas City Star. She has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and a Master of Education from John Carroll University. She is originally from Rochester Hills, Michigan.