Cultural Guild volunteers dress up in 1920s swimwear for the Waterfest parade.

About Us

The Excelsior Springs Area Cultural Guild is nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring the arts. We encourage and promote appreciation for the fine arts through education and community events. Our goal of the annual events – Mardi Gras Murdery Mystery, Gatsby Days and more – is to raise funds to provide scholarships for area students pursuing an education in the arts.

Get Involved:

There are a variety of opportunities to help with the Cultural Guild! Like to plan? Prefer to be behind the scenes? Want to greet at events? Work with students and others in the community who love the arts?

The board and officers meet monthly to coordinate and plan events. The meetings are always open to anyone interested in supporting the arts in our community! Call Bob and Marilyn Gerdes at 816-630-6801 to find out how you can get involved!

Board members:
Class of 2019: Tisha Mason, Everett Rimmer, Karen Harris
Class of 2020: Marilyn Gerdes, Bob Gerdes, Gina Scrivener
Class of 2021: Denise Siegel, Michelle McDonald, Paulette Misel

Officers for 2018-19:
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President – Bob Gerdes
Vice President –
Michelle McDonald
Treasurer –
Denise Siegel
Secretary – Tisha Mason