WNET Launches Arts & Culture Mobile App

August 16th, 2011

WNET has announced the launch of THIRTEEN Arts, the first mobile app from New York’s public media provider available for both iPhone and Android.

THIRTEEN Arts offers New Yorkers and tourists on the-go access to the city’s rich cultural offerings, with a curated guide to the city’s top arts events, ranging from the performance arts to the fine arts.

WNET’s on-air content will play a major role in the THIRTEEN Arts’ Staff Picks section, which features video clips from the station’s award-winning local arts series SundayArts. The app will eventually integrate content from WNET’s newest site MetroFocus, among other relevant programs.

Working in partnership with the Alliance for the Arts, THIRTEEN Arts will tap into the organization’s database to build on the app’s Venue List feature, a comprehensive list of arts organizations, institutions and venues in the New York City area, and the Event Calendar section, which gives users a preview of the top shows for the coming weeks.

Additionally, an interactive map that uses geolocation helps users choose from events and venues based on their location.

Explore and download the app here.