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Welcome to smARTpass!

This is a brand new arts access program open exclusively to metro public library users. As a pilot program, smARTpass is a smaller-scale, six-month test to see how a larger-scale program might work in practice. If you have a library card from any of the eight public library systems in the Twin Cities 7-county metro (Anoka, Carver, Dakota, Hennepin, Ramsey, Scott, and Washington counties, and the city of Saint Paul), you have the opportunity to reserve free and/or discounted admission to a wide range of arts experiences.
The cultural organizations partnering with the metro public libraries have generously agreed to offer a substantial number of free admissions – and they are NOT reimbursed for these! – to help us evaluate the interest among metro public library users in experiencing what these arts partners have to offer. Without their willingness to jump in and try this out, smARTpass would not exist! And without your willingness to learn how to use the site and share your feedback, we will not be able to determine whether you value such a program. So please let us know what you think.

smARTpass Sponsors

Legacy MELSA

How It Works

The same way you enlarge your world through attending programs and classes at your library and checking out a wide range of resources, you are now invited to broaden your cultural experiences beyond the library’s walls through smARTpass, an arts access website offering free and discount admissions to a variety of Twin Cities cultural destinations.