Webb Center launches new website

The Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts has launched a new web site: www.dewpac.org.  The website has a modern and fresh look, designed to increase the functionality and ease of use for visitors to the site. Specifically designed with improved navigation in mind, the website’s user-friendly nature and increased search ability provides visitors with more efficient access to the organization’s resources.

“We’ve made it even easier for patrons to find more information on each artist in our series,” said Cathy Weiss, Executive Director of the Webb Center. “The site features more photos and individual event pages with video previews.  Our audience can preview the artists and maybe discover a show they would really enjoy.”

A special feature is the website’s improved connection to social media. One exciting addition is the ability for audiences to post comments about a specific show. Visitors to the site can submit pre-show questions or post-show feedback on an artist’s individual page. Feeds from Facebook and Twitter are automatically posted to the homepage so visitors can see exclusive backstage photos, learn behind-the-scenes information and more.

Two brand new features have been added to the site: one is the Webb Center’s YouTube channel, where videos of artist performances, event previews, and relevant news in the arts industry are uploaded. The organization’s channel, DelEWebb, can be found by clicking the YouTube icon under the “Get Connected” footer on the website or visiting www.youtube.com/user/DelEWebb.

The other feature is the “Community Partners” link on the bottom of the homepage; suggesting local businesses, retail shops, hotels and restaurants that advertise in the Webb Center’s Playbill. As a resource for visitors to the site, all advertisers receive an online listing with their hours, website link, logo and a brief description.

Other improvements to the web site include more detailed information about the organization’s free “Arts for Kids” education programs. The Webb Center provides special student performances, in-classroom workshops, and lecture/demonstrations to students of all ages; at no costs to the public, private and home school co-ops in Wickenburg and the surrounding areas. The new website features individual pages on each “Arts for Kids” event to keep teachers, parents and the community informed of local students involvement in the arts.

All tickets for the upcoming 2012-2013 season now are on sale, allowing patrons to purchase seats online at www.dewpac.org 24 hours a day for increased convenience. Tickets can also be purchased by calling the Webb Center’s Box Office at (928)684-6624 or by visiting the Box Office on the second floor of Meridian Bank at 2001 W. Wickenburg Way, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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