Fans of music, theater, ballet, and arts and science exhibits can satisfy their cultural cravings this holiday season and save money at the same time.
The Arts & Culture Partnership of Saint Paul is reviving its “Raise the Curtain” program, offering half-price tickets to a dozen events from Ballet Minnesota, the Science Museum, the Rose Ensemble, the Fitzgerald Theater and more. The one-day sale is Tuesday, Dec. 6, beginning at 10 a.m. Participating arts organizations will offer half-off deals on select dates and show times. Full details about the program and how to buy tickets are available at http://www.raisethecurtainsaintpaul.org.
“Cultural offerings make a wonderful, personal gift,” said Bob Breck of the Science Museum, who serves as ACP’s Baord President. “The arts and cultural scene in Saint Paul is growing by leaps and bounds, and this is a wonderful chance to give someone — or yourself — an experience that they’ll remember long after the batteries run out on other presents. There are a lot of deal programs out there now, but Raise the Curtain is unique in that all of the revenue from these deals goes back to the sponsoring organizations. It’s a chance to get a tremendous value and not feel as if you’re taking advantage of the organizations.”
Raise the Curtain was conceived after Sept. 11, 2001, to encourage the public to come out and enjoy the arts again. In the months after the program’s launch, ticket sales increased at local destinations, and partnerships were forged between the arts community, restaurants, the City of Saint Paul, the Convention and Visitor’s Authority, and many others.
The Arts & Culture Partnership (ACP) brings together 32 diverse arts and cultural organizations that help to generate $310 million in local economic activity. ACP enables local cultural groups to connect, communicate, share resources and leverage the overall strength of the cultural sector throughout Minnesota’s capital city; helping to ensure that Saint Paul’s arts and culture organizations thrive, and can benefit diverse and growing audiences. To learn more about ACP, please visit http://www.acpstpaul.org.