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.

Our Officers:

  • President Bob Gerdes
  • Vice President Sylvia Warner
  • Secretary Marilyn Gerdes
  • Treasurer Denise Siegel

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Bob Gerdes, Sylvia Warner, Marilyn Gerdes, Denise Siegel

Board of Directors:

  • Class of 2017 – Stacey Hamby, Everett Rimmer, Sylvia Warner
  • Class of 2018 – Jeri Bowen, Denise Siegel, Ron Warner
  • Class of 2019: Grenda Lewis, Tisha Mason

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!