LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 5, 2011) − University of Kentucky's Singletary Center for the Arts is a featured venue on a new smartphone application developed by Kentucky Monthly magazine. "Travel Kentucky," a statewide tourism app for smartphones that serves as an interactive visitor resource, is now available on both iPhone and Google Android technology.
"Travel Kentucky" serves as a one-stop guide for visitors to discover and explore Kentucky’s unique destinations, including historic sites, attractions, lodging, dining, shopping and more.
The Singletary Center feature will direct users to a history of the performing arts center, contact information, a link to the center's website, and a list of all upcoming events. The app will not only benefit the Singletary Center, but all the organizations that hold ticketed events at the center giving them an additional promotional element at no cost to them.
"Travel Kentucky" is available as a free download through iTunes and on Google Android Market. The app assists users in finding locations with turn by turn directions using Google maps and GPS tracking; learning about attractions with web links, photos, and videos; and exploring entire regions with walking tours and city guides.
Named for the eighth president of the university, Otis Singletary, the Singletary Center is a major cultural resource for the Commonwealth. Since its opening in 1979, the center has provided professional, full-service venues for the creation, practical application and dissemination of artistic, cultural and educational expressions by international, national, regional, university and student performers, artists and speakers. The Singletary Center hosts an average of 400 events annually and has served more than 3.7 million patrons in the history of the facility.