Bloomington, IN (November 15, 2019) – YPB (Young Professionals Bloomington) and the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of a new arts and entertainment series called Bloomington Arts Passport. The Passport is an eight-ticket sampler subscription designed for young professionals age 21-40 to explore the thriving performance and visual arts scene in Bloomington from January through May of 2020. Passport passes go on sale November 15th for $139 – an exclusive package discount with unbeatable savings, almost 100 dollars. Each pass includes a ticket from individual arts organization representing dance, film, music, and live theater. All but one has multiple showing offerings that can accommodate even the busiest of YP schedules. The full lineup for The Bloomington Arts Passport includes:
- Cardinal Stage – The Roommate: January 30th thru February 16th
- Jewish Theater of Bloomington – The Wanders: May 7 thru 17th
- Buskirk Chumley Theater – Your Choice of One
- IU Theatre + Dance – At First Sight: February 21st thru 29th
- WonderLab Science Museum – Your Choice of One
- Bloomington Playwrights Project – The Absentee: March 27th thru April 11th
- IU Auditorium – Your Choice of One
- Ryder Film Series – Oscar Shorts Film Festival: February 2nd
Those partnering to create this special offer are excited to see the impact it will have on the young professional community in Bloomington:
“Together, the Chamber and area arts presenters are curating an exciting and fully-immersive experience that anyone can afford,” stated Gabe Gloden, Managing Director of Cardinal Stage. “Our presenting partners have joined to offer their deepest discounts in order to let the general public know that we’re serious about building a lifelong passion for the arts in every Bloomingtonian.”
“We’re thrilled to be involved in this opportunity to introduce young professionals to the amazing variety of performing arts available to them in Bloomington,” says Rebecca Stanze, Associate Director of Buskirk Chumley Theater. “I think most people recognize how lucky we are to have these venues, arts organizations, and events in our community but I hope the passport experience will help more people to recognize the importance of being engaged – as a paying patron, possible volunteer, or eventual donor – in order to sustain our arts resources.”
“We are excited to be collaborating on this project and hopeful the passport will make the arts more accessible to young professionals and those who may typically be prohibited by ticket prices. Through combining forces with other Bloomington arts organizations, we are able to offer steeper discounts,” states Managing Director of Jewish Theater Cassie Hakken. “Rather than just a taste, passport holders will gain a deep and unique perspective of Bloomington arts, and in turn, Bloomington culture. This passport will not only cultivate a greater appreciation for the arts among Bloomington residents, but it will also instill a greater sense of fellowship among the arts community.”
“Young professionals here are always looking for entertainment and unique ways to engage in this community. YPB is thrilled to partner with Bloomington’s arts community to bring this one of a kind package to our young professionals,” said Christopher J Emge of The Chamber. “We thank the Bloomington Entertainment and Arts District (BEAD) for their support in this special endeavor.”
The Bloomington Arts Passport is just $139 per 8-ticket package. Passes can be purchased starting November 15th through January 15th. Gift options end on December 31st. For more details and to purchase your passport go the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office – either online at www.bctboxoffice.com or in person at their walk-in box office at 114 E. Kirkwood Avenue. Because of the special discounts being offered, The Bloomington Arts Passports will be limited to 50 in quantity– so don’t wait!
For more information about The Bloomington Arts Passport, please contact the Buskirk-Chumley Box Office at (812) 323-3020. For more information about YPB, please contact Raelle Kimberly Hurtekant at The Chamber at (812) 336-6381.