Lt. Gov. Suzanne Crouch, Indiana Destination Development Corporation (IDDC) and Indiana Arts Commission (IAC), with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, are teaming up to launch the Indiana Arts and Culture Passport.
“From music venues and theaters, to museums and more, communities across Indiana are using art as a way to come together and build a sense of place,” Crouch said. “All of these attractions reflect the values of residents and help build a sense of identity for both residents and visitors alike.”
The Indiana Arts & Culture “digital passport” encourages visitors to discover new places and enjoy some of Indiana’s creative spaces. Sign up online for the passport and receive custom prizes for visiting multiple destinations across the state. Visitors need to check-in from a smartphone at one of the designated passport locations. Participants earn more by visiting more locations.
Visitors who check in to 5 places will receive an exclusive Indiana Arts & Culture Passport sticker. People who make 15 visits to any of the passport locations will earn a sketchbook, and after 30 visits, participants will receive a tote bag. Check-in to 100 places on the passport to earn a custom piece by an Indiana artist.*
“The passport includes over 200 locations across all of Indiana’s 92 counties, so there is something for everyone to discover no matter what corner of the state they are in,” IDDC Secretary and CEO Elaine Bedel said. “Many of these venues and displays are also public gathering spots, which encourages people to connect with each other and can even boost economic growth.”
“Across the state, communities are utilizing art as a powerful tool for community and economic development,” IAC Executive Director Miah Michaelsen said. “We are grateful for the opportunity to help spotlight public art, organizations, and venues that are strengthening the fabric of Indiana communities.”
For more information go to VisitIndiana.com/arts or follow Visit Indiana on social media at @VisitIndiana on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
*All prizes are available while supplies last.