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    Here’s a look at the media’s recent coverage of ArtsBoston:

    March 24, 2014 ArtsBoston Invites Kids and Teens to Get ARTventurous This Spring [PDF] - ArtsBoston announced today the official launch of Get ARTventurous presented by MassMutual (www.artsboston.org/adventure) offering over 8,000 half-price tickets to more than 50 spring performances for kids and teens, fun activities in partnership with BostonCentral, and an exclusive opportunity to enter to win one-year family memberships to the Museum of Science and the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. Get ARTventurous runs March 24 – April 28, 2014.

     


    Nov 22, 2013 MEDIA ADVISORY - MBTA Pop-Up Performances Kick-Start Holiday Cheer as part of the 10th Anniversary of Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular [PDF] - Just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, ArtsBoston and Mayor Tom Menino invite you to kick-start your holiday cheer with some live entertainment as part of your evening commute. Starting promptly at 4:30pm on Friday, November 22, 2013, eight (8) MBTA stations will come alive with concurrent in-station performances lasting no more than 10 minutes by some of city’s most popular productions this holiday season.

     


     

    Nov 1, 2013 10th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular Offers Half-Price Tickets to Over 120 Boston-Area Shows [PDF] - Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the launch of the 10th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular presented by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) (www.MayorsHoliday.com), offering over 25,000 half-price tickets to more than 120 of the region’s most beloved holiday performances as well as exclusive dining deals and gift ideas. The Mayor’s Holiday Spectacular, created in partnership with the non-profit organization ArtsBoston and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), is the go-to resource for the complete Greater Boston holiday experience. The program runs November 1, 2013 through January 1, 2014.

     


    March 20, 2013 ArtsBoston Invites Kids and Teens to Get ARTventurous [PDF]- ArtsBoston announced today the official launch of Get ARTventurous offering over 10,000 half-price tickets to more than 50 of the region’s most beloved spring performances for kids and teens, fun activities in partnership with BostonCentral, and an exclusive opportunity to enter-to-win a VIP Experience with the world premier Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting presented by Lexus Broadway In Boston. Get ARTventurous runs March 20 – April 30, 2013.


    December 27, 2012 Boston Globe - Holiday Shows Bringing Box Office Joy: Improving economy, discounts, patron outreach spur revival in city [PDF] - Boston’s performing arts institutions are reporting a box office boom, as thousands of patrons stream into time-honored holiday shows this season.“The Nutcracker” has sold more tickets than in years, and has already earned record revenues as it readies to close Sunday. Holiday Pops and Revels have also set new revenue standards. For Bostonians, these and other annual shows are time-honored holiday traditions. For Boston arts organizations, they have always been something else: productions capable of making or breaking their budgets. 


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    December 5, 2012 8 out of 10 Prefer Tickets to an Event over “Stuff” for the Holidays [PDF] – A new survey from ArtsBoston taken by over 2200 Bay Staters finds that giving performing arts tickets tops the list for holiday gift giving. The survey results, depicted in festive holiday infographic, also report that 78 percent of people have purchased tickets as gifts in the past, and that eight out of ten would prefer tickets to an event rather than accumulating “stuff,” indicating that creating shared experiences outlasts gifts.


    November 1, 2012 9th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Special Offers Half-Price Tickets to Boston-Area Shows [PDF] - Mayor Thomas M. Menino today announced the launch of the 9th Annual Mayor’s Holiday Special, offering more than 13,000 half-price tickets to more than 70 of theregion’s most beloved holiday performances, dining deals and gift ideas. The Mayor’s Holiday Special, created in partnership with non-profit ArtsBoston and Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau (GBCVB), is the go-to resource for the complete Greater Boston holiday experience.
     


    June 17, 2012: The Boston Globe - Theater audiences are growing older

    Next time you’re in a theater in Boston - or down on the Cape, or out in the Berkshires, or on Broadway, or pretty much anywhere, really - take a look around at the audience. Chances are you’ll notice something missing: young people. (Click here for complete article)


     

    December 9, 2011: Boston Business Journal - New settings and sales technologies boost arts groups during key season

    Despite a tough economy that took its toll on arts organizations locally and nationally, Boston groups are reporting success with new twists on marketing, new venues and some help from City Hall... (for complete article, click here)

     


    December 5, 2011: Early Discount Holiday Arts Ticket Sales Up 41%, reports ArtsBoston

    At the conclusion of the first month of this year’s Mayor’s Holiday Special holiday arts collaboration, ticket sales to Boston-area holiday performing arts events are outpacing last year’s sales by over 41%, says ArtsBoston. The organization serves more than 170 performing and visual arts organizations throughout Greater Boston and manages the MayorsHolidaySpecial.com site, where it reports that year-over-year November ticket purchases have grown significantly. To date, the program has earned $266,000 in advance sales for arts organizations large and small, 43% more than at this time last year. (read more)

     


     

    November 29, 2011: MassNonprofit.org - ArtsBoston Employs a Variety of Tactics to Boost Ticket Sales

    Greater competition from “deal-of-the-day” websites has led ArtsBoston, a nonprofit serving more than 170 Greater Boston theatre, music, dance, visual arts, and film member groups, to refine its approach to its annual promotion of holiday performing arts events – resulting in a 30% increase in sales... (read more)

     


     

    November 17, 2011: Dorchester Reporter - Bargain time for holiday shows; discounted tickets available online.

    Discounted admission to José Mateo Ballet Theatre’s “The Nutcracker” at The Strand and “Black Nativity” at Roxbury Community College are just some of thousands of bargains currently available through the Mayor’s Holiday Special (MHS)... (read more)

     



    November 9, 2011: The Boston Herald - Beginning to look a lot like Christmas

    While the mercury hovered around 70, Mayor Tom Menino and a posse of performers from the Boston Ballet, 'Peter Pan', the 'Urban Nutcracker' and the Pops kicked off the holiday season at the Mayor's annual Holiday Special under the tent at City Hall Plaza.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     


    October 31, 2011: Boston Mommy Poppins - Mayor's Holiday Special - Half-Price Tickets and Restaurant Discounts 

    This time of year, the transition from one holiday to the next happens almost before you know it. Our calendar is growing daily with tons of holiday events for families in the greater Boston area through the end of the year. Whether your family has its annual “must-see” favorite or is considering attending a new show, it’s not too early to start making your plans... (read more)

     


     

     July 3, 2011: The Boston Globe - A First Season as Staging Ground
     

    There is one number from ArtsEmerson’s first season that Orchard called a “kind of mind-boggling revelation.’’ It comes from ArtsBoston’s Big List, a collective mailing list used by 40 area nonprofit arts organizations...(read more)

     


    May 3, 2011: ArtsBoston.org - 16th Annual Hospitality Tradeshow
     
    Monday night marked the 16th annual hospitality tradeshow hosted by the Greater Boston Concierge Association (GBCA). It was probably the most fun we’ve had at a tradeshow in a long time because the historic Boston Park Plaza Castle was filled with over 650 hospitality professionals sampling and getting the inside scoop to over 125 entertainment options... (read more)

     

    April 7, 2011: Shawmut.com - BosTix Booth Renovation Complete
     

    Shawmut Design and Construction has announced the completion of the new BosTix booth that is located in historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and operated by ArtsBoston, a non-profit organization that strives to make the arts more accessible and more affordable...(read more) 

     

    April 7, 2011 - High-Profile Blog.com - Shawmut Announces Completion of BosTix Booth Reno

    Shawmut Design and Construction recently announced the completion of the new BosTix booth that is located in historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace and operated by ArtsBoston, a non-profit organization that strives to make the arts more accessible and more affordable...(read more)

     

    April 1, 2011: The Boston Globe - NAMES: That's The Ticket
     

     

     

     

    Mayor Tom Menino and Pops conductor Keith Lockhart joined ArtsBoston executive director Catherine Peterson yesterday at the unveiling of ArtsBoston’s new BosTix Booth...(read more)

     

    March 31, 2011: Boston.com - New BosTix Booth Opens
     


    The best thing about the BosTix booths in Boston is, of course, the cheap tickets to some of Boston's best concerts, shows and exhibits. The worst thing, perhaps, has been that you had to come flush with cash. No credit cards accepted. Not anymore... (read more)


     

    March 19, 2011: The Boston Globe: G - Champion of the Arts in Boston

      Champion of the Arts in Boston: A Q and A with Catherine Peterson, Executive Director of ArtsBoston. Click here to read the interview.

     

    March 13, 2011: Boston.com - Set pieces: A company in Norwood creates unconventional scenery made to order 
     

      Imagination meets technology at Mystic Scenic Studios, a huge warehouse near the Norwood Center commuter rail that outwardly seems as nondescript as any of its neighbors in the Lenox Street area. But inside is another story, and you never know what you’ll see...(read more)

     

    March 9, 2011: Boston Business Journal - ArtsBoston to expand 'Rewiring the Arts' with grant
     

    ArtsBoston has received the largest grant offered this year by the Massachusetts Cultural Council Adams Arts Program. The $70K grant will be used to expand "Rewiring the Arts," a collaborative progam involving a number of organizations...(read more)


     

    February 17, 2011: Radio Boston - Dance, Act, Sing, or Watch: Your Boston Arts Weekend

      Looking for something to do this weekend? The Boston arts scene is alive and well. We’ll speak with Catherine Peterson, the executive director of ArtsBoston, to get this weekend’s top happenings...(read more)

     

    February 3, 2011: CBS Boston - Best Shows in Boston For Your Valentine

    Want to take your Valentine to a show to show your love? Our friends at ArtsBoston shared a few suggestions to set a romantic mood for your special night. You can buy tickets to any of these performances at BosTix.org... (read more)



    January 14, 2011: Boston Business Journal - Outside the Box:
    Catherine Peterson - 'Hooked' on arts

    As executive director of ArtsBoston for more than 13 years, Catherine Peterson is in the middle of what she loves — the city’s vibrant arts scene. The mission of ArtsBoston is to promote the arts in Greater Boston by making the arts accessible and affordable for audiences... (read more)



    December 2, 2010: USA Today -
    Top five bargain destinations for winter 2010/11


    Boston is usually known for its expensive airfares and high accommodations prices.
    But this winter, the travel stars are aligned for visitors on a budget, with more affordable flights and hotels... (
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    November 23, 2010: City of Boston.gov - Mayor Menino Kicks-Off 2010 Holidays on Main Streets Campaign; Announces Store Window Decorating Contest


     

    November 11, 2010: massnonprofit.org - ArtsBoston Spurs Holiday Sales Via Innovative Online Program

    ArtsBoston, which represents more than 170 Greater Boston theatre, music, dance, visual arts, and film member groups, is collaborating with the City of Boston and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau... (read more)



    Press Releases

    March 9, 2011: ArtsBoston and Partners Awarded Mass Cultural Council $70,000 Adams Arts Program Grant for 4th Consecutive Year

    November 3, 2010: Mayor Tom Menino invites the public to celebrate Boston’s holiday arts season and the launch of the 7th Annual MayorsHolidaySpecial.com

    October 29, 2010: Half-Price Holiday Shows and $10-Off Restaurant Deals start November 1, 2010 with the 7th Annual MayorsHolidaySpecial.com

    April 15, 2010: ArtsBoston helps families plan for School Vacation Week with information about educational workshops and events in Greater Boston

    February 1, 2010:  ArtsBoston and the Greater Boston Convention & Visitors Bureau to Offer Dinner and a Show Discounts During Restaurant Week Boston®

    January 19, 2010: Top 5 Shows To See With The Family During February School Vacation Week

    July 8, 2009: ArtsBoston and Member Groups Offer Free Sampler Subscription to North Shore Music Theatre Subscribers
     


     

     

     

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