Custom Website Design for The District Center for the Arts
- Strategic Website Consultation
- Custom Responsive Website Design
- Personalized Instructions for Updating Website Content
- Maintenance Plan providing Monitoring, Backups, and Security
Spotlight Client: The District - Concert Venue located in Taunton, Massachusetts
The District Center of the Arts is a historic performing Arts Center located in the former Taunton District Court Building, initially built in 1826. It was created to bring a dynamic performing Arts Center to the historic Downtown Taunton Green and, in doing, restore and breathe life back into one of Bristol County's most iconic Buildings. The District is an elegant high, energy room where you can get your dance on. Those that stand in the way of others enjoying themselves will be asked to leave. It's a special place - only a few years old now - with plans to be here for the long run.
How Our Digital Marketing Services Will Help Them Thrive
The District opened up a year before Covid making the last few years a real challenge. Many concerts were held outdoors. They have been creative in bringing in audiences and remaining open. It hasn't been easy.
When the City of Taunton's Office of Economic & Community Development offered a grant to redesign its website, The District was eager to apply. OECD hired Web Design by Robin to work on this vital project to both revitalize the businesses of Downtown Taunton and carry this historic venue through hard times, aiding in its long-term success.
Before and After
We had fun working with The District staff incorporating their personalities and the 80s tribute band style in the website design. Additionally, the history of the building and art & culture of the community was centric. The final design was bold, loud, and traditional!
Functionally the website's primary purpose is to showcase upcoming concerts and ticket sales. We reformatted the concert schedule so that it was more integrated into the website's overall look & feel, while before, it felt like an afterthought. We also made adding new events easy, reducing their daily workload.
Next, we evaluated all the other great things The District has to offer and constructed a sitemap around them. The District is an Art Gallery in a historical building. They host events from meetings to weddings and connect to the community by displaying art from local artists. They have devoted volunteers that help in many ways, from stuffing mailers to working concerts. The District is genuinely community centered. The new website portrays this community-centered cool vibe that makes you want to hang out there every weekend.
Launch date: January 2023
Curious about how this project came out? Take a look for yourself.