Welcome to the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse!
The Kansas City Symphony Alliance (KCSA) Symphony Designers’ Showhouse for 2015 is located at 96 Janssen Place in Kansas City, Missouri. The Symphony Designers’ Showhouse this year opens on Saturday, May 9 at 10:00 a.m. It closes on Sunday, June 7 at 5:00 p.m. The spacious three-story home features nine bedrooms and four baths, and has many desirable design areas for the pleasure of our outstanding interior designers.
All Things Bright and Beautiful for Spring
KCSA is hosting a pre-opening celebration on Friday, May 8 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Showhouse, called All Things Bright and Beautiful for Spring. This party will be a Designers’ Toast Party and will be a lovely occasion to relax with friends and explore this newly decorated home and landscaped grounds. A jazz duet will add to the celebratory atmosphere where you will find a cozy spot to enjoy wine and an elegant dinner provided by Gourmet Grocers. Also, the party will feature an array of silent auction items that will be available for bidding, including paintings by some of Kansas City’s up and coming artists. All proceeds benefit the Kansas City Symphony. The honorary chairs for the All Things Bright and Beautiful party are Vince and Julie Clark.
The price for the Designers’ Toast Party is only $75.00 per person, a portion of which is a tax deductible contribution to the Kansas City Symphony. This helps us raise additional funds to make this year’s Symphony Designers’ Showhouse a great financial success!
For further information about the All Things Bright and Beautiful Designers’ Toast party, please contact Kami Toben, the chair, at (316) 207-8217 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Divine Design Connection
Another great Symphony Designers’ Showhouse event coming up is The Divine Design Connection. This is a special event that will connect the Designers of the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse with people who may be interested in using their services. This event will occur on May 19, 2015 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. A drawing will be held for one lucky viewer of the Showhouse to receive a complimentary designer consultation from their designer of choice.
In addition, Bob Anne Kalkofen, Dean of Interior Design at Johnson County Community College will give a short presentation on why and how people make their design choices as well as important things to remember in preparation for the initial designer-client meeting. Of special interest is an art exhibit of photographs, paintings, and mixed media by some of Kansas City’s up and coming artists. Artists will be present to discuss the creation and intent of their artwork which will be available for purchase.
You will enjoy beverages and refreshments of light appetizers provided by Cosentinos Market, against a backdrop of Spanish guitar music to complete your enjoyment of this event.
The price of The Devine Design Connection is just $30.00 per person. A portion of each ticket purchase is a tax deductible contribution to the Kansas City Symphony Alliance.
Please come and enjoy this lovely May evening with the Kansas City Symphony Alliance to witness the magnificent transformation to elegance that Designers’ of the 46th Symphony Designers’ Showhouse have made to the historic home at 96 Janssen Place.
General Showhouse Information
Showhouse hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays. On Thursdays the Showhouse is open until 8:00 p.m. On Sundays the Showhouse is open from noon until 5:00 p.m. The Showhouse is closed on Mondays. Private party opportunities are available in the evenings and on Mondays, so contact us if you would like to have a private party at the Showhouse!
August (Augie) Bogina, Jr. is the Chair of this year’s Symphony Designers’ Showhouse Committee. The other members of this Committee are:
- Designer Chair – Janis Downs
- Budget – Peggy Jacobson
- Historian – Beverly Shaw
- Marketing and Speakers Bureau – Tracey Hawkins
- Music – Jan Miller
- Private Parties – Barbara and Jim Holzmark
- Program Book – Sandy Carolan
- Secretary – Karen Hodson
- Tickets – Patty Bibler and Annette Szulc
- School Tours – Helen Miller
- Donations – Georgia Klein and Karen Hodson
- Public Preview – Joy McNeese and Gloria Connealy
- Hard Hat – Nancy Johnson
- Coffeehouse – Cathy Bossert
- House Operations – Kim Martincich
- Boutique – Barbara Bloch
- Showhouse Search – Kim Martincich
- Advisor – Karen Hardcastle
Thank you to all of these dedicated Committee chairs, and to the members of their committees, for making the Symphony Designers’ Showhouse possible.