Zero Defect Design LLC

Culture Guides

What is a Culture Guide?

A Culture Guide is a robust, highly customized website that successfully promotes a region's arts and culture activities. For each city, the Culture Guide becomes the authoritative online cultural events calendar for residents and tourists alike, while collectively marketing the offerings of regional arts organizations, large and small. Culture Guides feature user-friendly tools that make them easy for non-technical staff to maintain.

Harlem One Stop

A guide to the cultural treasures of Harlem and Upper Manhattan, along with a restaurant and lodging directory, a community blog, and the weekly Uptown! E-Newsletter.

Launched: June 2006
Sponsored by HarlemOneStop, a cultural tourism initiative of the Arts and Business Council.

A curated guide to the best of arts, culture and community in the greater Philadelphia area.

Launched: April 2009


This highly customized culture guide incorporates blogs, news feeds, and more to create a community for arts and culture in Dallas and North Texas.

Launched: May 2008
Sponsored by KERA Public Media

A colourful guide to the most interesting, entertaining, and compelling arts and cultural events happening throughout the state of Delaware!

Launched: October 2008
Sponsored by the Delaware Division of the Arts

CultureCapital offers a gateway to the world of arts and entertainment in the Greater Washington, DC region.

Launched: April 2008
Sponsored by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Washington

How Does a Culture Guide Work?

Culture Guides are powerful, easy-to-use, and tailored to match each region's unique needs and aesthetic.

  • The Calendar of Events is searchable by date range, culture category (Dance, Jazz, Museums & Galleries, etc.) and neighborhood. Event detail pages include important information on each venue including directions and nearby restaurants.
  • A Directory of Arts and Culture Attractions is also browseable by category and neighborhood and provides important information about the attraction such as parking, admission rates, hours, and hosted events.
  • A smart Search feature allows visitors to quickly find specific events—for example: a family-friendly performance occurring this Friday night in the neighborhood near the visitor's hotel, within walking distance to a moderately priced restaurant!
  • Features spotlight special events and attractions such as festivals, city-wide seasonal events, and regional campaigns.
  • Site visitors can sign up for weekly E-mails that highlight upcoming events and offer special discounts.
  • A banner advertising system provides a source of revenue.

Virtually all content on the site can be self-managed by the city's arts or tourism group. Intuitive, user-friendly tools enable administrative users to set homepage content, edit text and images, create mailings, and manage banner advertising.

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Culture Guides offer a host of options including social networking, comments, trip planning, and more. Please contact us if you'd like to discuss a Culture Guide for your region!

Chill in the Lounge

Our new framework combines the best features of blogs, calendars, and trip planners into a fun, informal format that encourages browsing and discovery, at a lower cost and a quicker development timetable. Think of it as a Culture Guide for gatherers rather than hunters. Explore New Orleans via or Spartanburg, SC via and contact us for more details.