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The UGA "All Arts Card"
Posted by Alan Flurry - August 3, 2015

The UGA Arts Council has introduced the “All Arts Card” for students:

For $99, the card gives students admission to more than 60 concerts and plays with a full ticket price value of more than $2,000. The All Arts Card includes admission to performances at the UGA Performing Arts Center, Hugh Hodgson School of Music, Department of Theatre and Film Studies and Department of Dance during the 2015-2016 academic year.

To order, go to http://pac.uga.edu/ and click on the student tab.

Many additional UGA Arts events are free to all students, including admission to the Georgia Museum of Art and galleries at Lamar Dodd School of Art, various events from The Georgia Review, UGA Press, Special Collections Libraries and more.

This is something we will hit upon early and often going forward. Of the many great reasons to charge a UGA Arts Council and to establish the annual Spotlight on the Arts festival, by far the most compelling is to emphasize the importance of the arts to the lives of our students. That emphasis cannot be added strongly enough. We're generally sanguine that many forms of entertainment definitively enhance students' time on campus; but even more crucial is their appreciation for and patronage of the arts later on in their lives. This is meaning, enjoyment, enrichment and substance that goes far beyond career achievement and monetary success, which by and large will arrive for most of them. But will they cultivate the capacity to enjoy that success amd many of the finer things in life? It is not magic, nor foregone but requires active participation. Begin attending performances and going to exhibitions and soon, that's one of the things you do. UGA is engaging students on this very point. Art makes your life richer and learning that is a major part of your educational experience. Get an All Arts Card and see a show many many shows. It's one of the primary habits of highly effective [and happy] people.

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