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Tucson Symphony & Museum of Art Announce Big Win! Arts Raffle

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 19, 2016

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The Tucson Museum of Art and The Tucson Symphony Orchestra Team for
THE BIG WIN! Arts Raffle of Tucson

(Tucson, AZ)─The Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) and the Tucson Symphony Orchestra (TSO) – two of the most respected arts organizations in the Southwest – present the second BIG WIN! Arts Raffle of Tucson. This year, the Grand Prize equals one-third of the overall net revenue and the winner will be picked on December 21. Ticket buyers will have roughly a one in 20 chance of winning a prize with the grand prize winner taking home $85,000 if 5,500 tickets are sold. THE BIG WIN! Arts Raffle of Tucson kicks off on September 23, 2016, with the opening performance of the Tucson Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 season, Classic Gershwin, at the Tucson Music Hall.

“We are thrilled to partner with the TSO in a fundraising effort to support two of Tucson’s finest organizations,” said Jeremy Mikolajczak, TMA Chief Executive Officer. “Raffles have long been an excellent way to assist not-for-profits in this region and sustain an active and vibrant cultural community.”

“Our organizations and the community benefit from this partnership,” said Mark Blakeman, TSO President, and Chief Executive Officer. “Besides having a chance at winning fantastic cash prizes, everyone who buys a ticket is providing thousands of children great music and art.  Proceeds from THE BIG WIN! Arts Raffle of Tucson keep our programs going on the stage, in the museum, in schools, and throughout the community.”

Tickets are $75 each, $200 for a pack of three, or $600 for a pack of ten. Cash, check, and VISA, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express are accepted. There is no limit to the number tickets that can be purchased. Purchaser must be 21 or older and present in the state of Arizona at the time of ticket purchase.

Prize Highlights

  • Grand Prize: 1/3 of overall net revenue.  $85,000 if 5,500 tickets are sold.
  • Second Prize: $5,000 in cash
  • Third/Fourth Prizes: $2,500 in cash
  • Fifth/Six Prizes: $1,000 in cash
  • Other prizes: For every twenty tickets sold, a ticket will be drawn at random and awarded $75 in cash

Key Dates:

  • Friday, September 23, 2016 – The Big Win Arts Raffle Kick Off
  • Sunday, December 18, 2016 – Final Day to purchase tickets
  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016 – Grand Prize Drawing and Announcement

How to Purchase:

  1. Website: www.tucsonartsraffle.com
  2. Phone: TSO: (520) 882-8585; TMA: (520) 624-2333
  3. In person: 
    TMA Admissions Desk, 140 N. Main Ave., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM; Thur.: 10:00 AM – 8:00 PM; Sun.: 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
    TSO Box Office, 2175 N. 6th Ave., Tue. – Sat.: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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About the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block
The Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block’s mission is Connecting Art to Life. The Museum was founded 1924 in the El Presidio Historic District of downtown Tucson. It is Southern Arizona’s premier presenter of fine art and art education programs.

The Museum features permanent and traveling exhibitions of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, and Asian art. The 74,000 square foot Museum offers tours of exhibits, public education programs, and studio art classes in a contemporary building. The Museum’s Historic Block of 19th and 20th C. adobe and Mission Revival-style buildings, encompassing an entire four-acre city block, includes the John K. Goodman Pavilion of Western Art, displaying the Museum’s notable art of the American West collection, the highly acclaimed Museum restaurant Café a la C’Art, and additional exhibition and studio spaces. For more information, please visit www.TucsonMuseumofArt.org or call(520) 624-2333.  Keep current on the latest events by following the Museum on Facebook. TMA is a private 501 (c) (3) charitable arts and education organization.

About the Tucson Symphony Orchestra

Founded in 1929, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra is the first symphony orchestra in the Southwest and the longest continuously performing professional arts organization in Arizona. The TSO serves Tucson and Southern Arizona communities with performances and education programs of the highest caliber. Each concert season offers Classic, SuperPops! and MasterWorks Series, Classic, MasterWorks and SuperPops! Specials, Moveable Musical Feasts, and a series of free chamber ensemble performances for families entitled Just for Kids.  In 2004, the TSO received the Governor’s Arts Award recognizing its 75 years of significant community impact. With an annual budget of $4 million, the TSO employs more than 75 professional musicians and injects more than $20 million into the Southern Arizona economy each year. The TSO is a 501 (c) (3) organization.