Free smart phone app now a guide to Gallery Hop

TakeItArtside!, Kentucky’s public art smartphone app that I wrote about last March, has made some big improvements in time for Friday’s LexArts Gallery Hop.

The free app for iPhone and Android platforms now includes a filter that allows it to include information about a wider variety of cultural assets: public art, historic homes, museums, galleries, studios and archeological sites across Kentucky.

TakeItArtside! also can now publish special events for any of the sites listed in its database. App users can be notified the day of an event. By clicking on the home page announcement, they are directed to other sites for detailed information.

The app was developed by the Kentucky Museum Without Walls Project, a statewide collaboration initiated by the University of Kentucky’s Gaines Center for the Humanities.

LexArts is the newest partner, joining several other arts organizations, colleges and universities. A new special events page on the app lists galleries and other locations participating in Friday’s Gallery Hop.

The free app is available through online phone app stores. For more information about getting the app, or advertising an arts event on it, go to: KentuckyMuseumWithoutWalls.com.

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