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Support Indianapolis’ Art Scene, Save Money with Passport to the Arts

When I was a young professional living in downtown Indianapolis with my husband, we made a special effort to support the local arts scene. But with entry level salaries, we often had to pick and choose what performances we attended. That’s why I love the creation of IndyHub’s Passport to the Arts.

Designed for Central Indiana residents ages 21-40, for $85 per person, you’ll receive a ticket to performances by the Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Dance Kaleidoscope, Indiana Repertory Theatre, and the Indianapolis Opera. While a schedule has already been established, most of the venues/organizations have set up very flexible alternatives if your schedule doesn’t fit for one or more of the pre-scheduled performances. At this price point, you’d be saving over half the cost of a regular ticket to each of these shows.

I also love the variety being offered. Everything from a Frank Sinatra-inspired performance from the dancers of Dance Kaleidoscope to a play about Andrew Jackson at the Phoenix Theatre.

Even better, especially if you’re new to the Indianapolis arts scene, is that IndyHub is organizing cocktail receptions, where you’ll hear from the creative minds behind these great events and meet the artists. These are exclusive to passport holders.

There are also optional excursions that you can add for $15 each, like the Classical Premiere Series via the American Pianists Association or a caberet show at the Columbia Club.

You can purchase a passport here. They are available while supplies last or until September 16.

We’re lucky that Indianapolis has such a thriving arts scene, particularly in a difficult economy. By stretching your entertainment dollars, we can all do our part to keep it strong!

For more info, visit the Passports website or follow #indypassport on Twitter.

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Written by : Nicole is a stay-at-home mom and blogger living in Columbus, Indiana. She blogs about adventures at home and away with her husband and 2-year-old son at She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She grew up in Plainfield, Indiana and graduated from Butler University in 2002. She spent seven years living and working in downtown Indianapolis following college. Nicole is always looking for fun, kid-friendly outing ideas. You can contact her via email or find her on Twitter at @arrowssentforth. Nicole receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.