Event Passes Activity
Arrowhead Library System offered the event pass program once again this year. Tickets to live theatre and music events were offered to public libraries and patrons for free check-out. Effort was made to offer tickets to each of the larger communities around the region. The Museum Pass program was also offered on a smaller scale than previous years. Patrons were able to check out passes to attend regional museums and learn about local history and culture. Tickets to live theatre and music events will be offered in partnership with the Duluth Festival Opera, Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, the Reif Center, regional concert associations and local theatre companies. Patrons will have the opportunity to check out "free tickets" at their library and attend those arts and cultural events. For this FY, shows include: the Duluth Festival Opera, the Duluth Festival Opera Film Festival, the Rose Ensemble, The Duluth Children's Museum Storyland Exhibit, the Duluth Playhouse Alice in Wonderland performance, the Ugly Duckling performance, and the James Sewell Ballet. Tickets to regional museums will be offered to public libraries to make available to patrons. Participating locations include the Bois Forte Heritage Center, Carlton County Historical Society, Dorothy Molter Museum, Duluth Children's Museum, Duluth Depot, Ely-Winton Historical Society, Forest History Center, Glensheen Mansion, Greyhound Bus Museum, Judy Garland Children's Museum, Lake County Historical Society, Minnesota Discovery Center, Minnesota Museum of Mining, North Shore Commercial Fishing Museum, Split Rock Lighthouse, and Soudan Underground Mine State Park.
2,388 tickets were used by patrons to attend the ticketed event programs around the ALS region. 6,409 tickets were used by patrons to visit local/regional museums and sites.
The intended outcome of the event tickets program is to create access to professional art (music and theatre) by providing free tickets to a performance. Live art is dynamic; patrons can experience and be inspired by the energy that comes from a live per
Tickets were given to patrons at the local library, used at the event, and the local event location collected the tickets and sent back to Arrowhead Library System. A survey question on the ticket asked how many times the patron had visited the museum. For 506 patrons, this was their first time they had seen an event like this. Museum passes were given to patrons at the local library, used at the event, and the local event location collected the tickets and sent back to Arrowhead Library System. A survey question on the ticket asked how many times the patron had visited the museum. For 1,432 patrons, this was their first time at any of these locations.
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