NCECA Tour and Shuttle
Advanced tickets purchased through this website must be purchased by Friday, March 14, 2014 at 5:00 PM ET. After this time, tickets may be purchased at the Tour and Shuttle Booth starting at 12:00 PM ET on Tuesday, March 18th, 2014, in the convention center. ***Note the North and South Shuttle Routes on Wednesday and Thursday have been cancelled.
Welcome to the NCECA Tour and Shuttle online sign-up site managed and operated by Lew White Tours. Your login to Lew White Tours is not necessarily the same as your NCECA website login. If you do not currently have a login for Lew White Tours, you will be instructed to do so at the Lew White Tours website.
As you scroll through the daily tour and shuttle options, select and enter the number of tickets you want for each tour and shuttle. The total amount will be calculated at the end of the tour and shuttle descriptions and then enter your credit card information to pay for these tickets. By entering your email address a receipt will be sent to you.
All ticket sales are final; there are no refunds or exchanges.
Tour and shuttle prices have been reduced this year in response to several comments regarding the high ticket cost in previous years. This year is a "test" to see if lower ticket prices stimulate sales and make the tours and shuttles available to more Conference attendees.
The description of each tour and shuttle includes the ticket cost when purchased online (here) prior to the Conference and the price when tickets are purchased at the Conference. Purchasing your tickets prior to the Conference can represent a 25% to 33% in savings.
Tickets purchased online (here) will be available for pickup at the "Tour and Shuttle Booth" in the Registration area in the Convention Center starting at 12:00n on Tuesday, March 18th. (For those going on the Tuesday afternoon tour to Racine and Kenosha, the envelope with all your tickets will be available at the bus when you board for this tour.)
Timed Tours (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday)- Everyone boards the bus at the Convention Center at the same time and the group stays together during the entire tour. At each stop a certain amount of time is allowed for the visit. At the end of the visit, everyone re-boards the bus and travels to the next stop when scenario is repeated.
Continuous Shuttles (Wednesday and Thursday)- Buses operate continuously with departures every 20 to 30 minutes from the Convention Center. Board the bus and receive a wristband which is your "ticket" to re-board the bus at any stop on route. At any of the stops on the route, people may hop off and visit the exhibition(s) knowing that every 20 to 30 minutes a bus will be available to hop on and ride to the next stop or return to the Convention Center. The ticket allows the riders to hop off and hop on at each stop on route. NOTE: A separate ticket is required for each route.
NOTE: All tours depart from the Wells Street side of the Convention Center. Before 5:00pm the drop-offs will be on Wells Street. After 5:00pm the drop-off will be on 4th Street alongside the Convention Center.
Here is a summary of each tour and Shuttle route during the conference. Please refer to the NCECA Exhibition Guide for a detailed description of each exhibition.
TUESDAY, MARCH 18 - TIMED TOUR
Racine Art Museum and University of Wisconsin-Parkside- An afternoon tour visiting the Ravine Art Museum (two hours) and the Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus (one hour). This tour is guaranteed to operate. No minimum number of participants is required.
Tour departs- 12:00pm Tour returns- 5:00pm
Tickets are $30.00 each.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 - TIMED TOUR
Kohler Design Center, the Kohler Arts Center, the Lynden Sculpture Garden, and Vanguard Sculpture Services- An all-day tour with the first stop at the Kohler (the bathroom fixtures people) Design Center where you see a wall of toilets, a display of historic bathroom fixtures plus exhibitions featuring ultra modern, and expensive, bathroom and shower modules. Continue on to the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan and the Lynden Sculpture Garden and Vanguard Sculpture Services, both on the north side of Milwaukee.
Tour departs- 7:45am Tour returns- 5:00pm
This tour is a "go." There are 25 spaces still available.
Tour cost through Friday, March 14th - $49.00 per person
Tour cost after Friday, March 14th - $56.00 per person
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19 - CONTINUOUS GALLERY SHUTTLES
Stop 1- Marshall Building - The bus stop is at the building's main entrance on Buffalo Street. This stop serves four different galleries in Milwaukee's historic Third Ward, a restored area with boutiques, shops and unique, one-of-kind restaurants. In addition to the exhibitions in the Marshall Building it is a short walk to:
Hot*Pop - One block from the Marshall Building on Water Street.
Tory Folliard Gallery - two blocks east on the Marshall Building on Buffalo Street and then right on Milwaukee Street.
Frederick Layton Gallery in the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design- three blocks south of the Marshall Building on Broadway Street and then one block east on Erie Street.
Stop 2- Milwaukee Art Museum - The bus stop is at the main entrance. The art Museum is an ultra modern structure on Lake Michigan. Beautiful building and beautiful setting.
Stop 3- Delind Gallery of Fine Art - The bus ison the street at the gallery's main entrance.
Schedule and Ticket Cost
First Shuttle bus departs - 10:00am
Last Shuttle for pick-ups - 5:00pm
Ticket cost Prior to Conference - $15.00 per person
Ticket cost at Conference - $20.00 per person
THURSDAY, MARCH 20 - CONTINUOUS RECEPTION SHUTTLES
Same stops and description(s) as on Wednesday. Reception hours are:
Marshall Building 4:00pm - 9:00pm
Hot*Pop 5:00pm- 9:00pm
Tory Folliard 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Frederick Layton 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Milwaukee Art Museum 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Delind Gallery 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Schedule and Ticket Cost
First Shuttle bus departs - 5:00pm
Last Shuttle for pick-ups - 9:00pm
Ticket Cost Prior to Conference - $15.00 per person
Ticket Cost at Conference - $20.00 per person
FRIDAY, MARCH 21 - TIMED RECEPTION TOUR
Racine Art Museum and University of Wisconsin-Parkside - Visit the Racine Art museum and the Fine Arts Gallery at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside campus. This tour is limited to 200 participants.
All buses depart the Convention center at 5:00pm. One-half of the group will visit the Racine Art Museum and then the Fine Arts Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. The other half of the group will visit the Fine Arts Museum at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside and then the Racine Art Museum. The groups will have an hour at each location.
Schedule and Ticket Cost
All buses depart at 5:00pm and return at 9:30pm.
Ticket Cost Prior to Conference - $25.00 per person
Ticket Cost at Conference - $30.00 per person
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