are an arts organization interested in
working with ArtTix, contact
ArtTix Operations Manager
or phone, 401.621.6123.
ArtTix is a new service of A&BC/RI that
will provide a comprehensive information, marketing and ticketing
service for arts and cultural organizations in Providence, the state of
Rhode Island and South Eastern New England.
ArtTix Grand Opening was held May 6, 2003 at the Kennedy Plaza
Transportation Center. Special guests included
Carcieri & Mayor David Ciccilline. Guests enjoyed performances by
the Providence Black Repertory Company, All Children's Theatre,
Yourbua 2, and Trinity Repertory Company.
ArtTix is a source
...a new way of disseminating information about all thatís happening
in Rhode Islands cultural community with a continuous calendar of
events from around the state.
It is an opportunity to introduce residents and visitors, season
ticket subscribers and single ticket buyers, prospective new
businesses and long time employers to the stellar arts and cultural
programming Rhode Island has to offer.
ArtTix is a box office
....a way to get tickets for those events, organizations and venues
that donít have formalized box offices and for those that do, an
offering of limited seats to round out the players.
ArtTix will have a staffed ticket office in the new Kennedy Plaza
intermodal transportation center terminal as well as as a self service
automated info and ticket terminal there, a website, phone service and
remote-site Project RI kiosks around the state.
ArtTix will make it easier
....for people to attend events that they might not have gone to for
lack of knowledge due to the inconvenience of having to search out the
Walk up...staffed site at Kennedy Plaza
Touch us...electronic kiosk at multiple locations
Plug in....check us out on the web site @
The ArtTix booth occupies approximately 250 square feet at the
centrally-located Intermodal Transportation center at Kennedy Plaza.
It features an exterior walk-up window facing the northwest side
(Biltmore Hotel/City Hall) of the plaza, two interior
information/ticketing windows and rack/card display areas for
participating organizations to post information on current and
upcoming events and performances.
Additional Marketing Opportunities:
ArtTix will secure a combination of paid and unpaid advertising and
promotional membership services through our media partners and other
outlets. Marketing components will includes:
Radio (Paid. & PSA)
TV and Promotionals (PSA)
Bus Panels/Bus Shelters
Web site listings and links
OnLine, Full Service Box Office
and Calendar of Events:
Anyone can access arts and cultural information as well as purchase
tickets from their home or work 24 hours a day, seven days a week
through ArtTix's secure on-line box-office. At
viewers and prospective ticket buyers have a wide range of directory
service options to choose from, including links, event search, booth
information, today's events, season schedules, educational programs,
gift certificates, FAQ and contact info. Additionally, there is a
seamless link to members' web sites.
All inquiries are searchable on the ArtTix search page by location,
type of performance, date and quick searches such as family-friendly
or signed interpreted. The search page will post to a search result
Member Information Page
Viewers may select a show or event and click through to a member
information page displaying details about the venue, organization or
event, show running times, as well as directions, nearby parking,
restaurants and handicap accessibility. The member information page
contains links to member websites, an "add to cart" option, and a
register and check out page.
Once viewers have decided to purchase tickets to an event or venue,
they click through and log in to our user registration page that
will capture their information and credit card number as well as
give them a chance to forward event information to a friend. Their
submitted information will be logged. Payment will be processed and
the order confirmed. Participating box offices and organizations
will receive a report from ArtTix that will list the names of the
customers and the number of tickets they have purchased. Consumers
will only have to register once and will be remembered by the ArtTix
system for all future visits, ensuring that every visit is a fast
and friendly experience!
Electronic Touch Screen Kiosk Network:
This aspect of the service is possible through our partnership with
The Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce, and will directly link
the ArtTix box office to free-standing, strategically located
visitor information/services kiosks. The kiosks are phone-enabled
and have full communications capability, allowing users to retrieve
information on arts and cultural events as well as purchase tickets
through a secure server over the Internet or over the kiosk's
There are currently three kiosks at RIPTA transit centers in
Providence, Newport and Pawtucket; five kiosks in the city of
Providence (Biltmore, Westin, Holiday Inn, Marriott and CVB
visitor's center). Current negotiations include three kiosks to be
installed in 2003 at the Providence Place Mall. A&BC/RI is working
closely with the Chamber to promote greater distribution of the
kiosks throughout the state at other Chambers, tourist and visitor's
centers as well as other attractions. Additionally, A&BC/RI will
work to cross-promote kiosks with restaurants, hotels and other
For membership fees,
information about ArtTix, click here.