Monday, 04 December 2017 11:02

Pittsburgh is Artsburgh!

Flex Pass SQUARE BlackDon’t you love when you have an idea, and after years of putting thought into it, but not much else, an answer falls into your lap? That’s what happened with the Artsburgh Flex Pass when I met Rusty Thelin from Real/Time Interventions at Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council's Annual Meeting. We started a dialogue about how to develop a program that would allow arts fans from all over the city to buy tickets from one place and use them at hundreds of events, offering more choice and flexibility. With the support of Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council (GPAC), our customizable event technology, and a steering committee that includes Rusty Thelin and Molly Rice from Real/Time, Dek Ingraham from GPAC, Rene Conrad from the New Hazlett Theater, we are proud to present Artsburgh Flex Passes.

Artsburgh Flex Passes invite arts fans to purchase tickets that can be used at any participating arts event. Partner organizations and available events are searchable on, and passes are available now. Flex Passes allow for unlimited flexibility: buy as many passes as you like and see one show at the New Hazlett, an innovative new performance at Real/Time, and a new play at Pittsburgh New Works, or grab the squad and head out together to see a Texture Contemporary Ballet performance! This innovative opportunity for ticket buyers and ticket sellers alike allows for the ultimate in flexibility.

Brian Arnone, President of ShowClix and CRO of Patron Technology, expressed excitement over the partnership saying, “ShowClix is thrilled to partner with Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council and so many local arts organizations, and to have the opportunity to showcase our platform to such a broad audience.”

Mitch Swain, CEO of Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council, agrees: “Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council is pleased to join ShowClix to offer the Artsburgh Flex Pass – this partnership will lift the visibility and viability of our high-quality arts scene while offering great deals to arts lovers. Artsburgh is the perfect vehicle to make this happen – our new event site that showcases to many art happenings. It’s easy to find everything you want in arts and culture in Artsburgh.”

Be sure to learn more about the Artsburgh Flex Pass and place your order today. We hope to see you at a performance soon!

Artsburgh is generously supported by UPMC Healthplan.


Published in The Arts Blog