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How You Can Help

The Gem not-for-profit organization has put in about $40,000 to start rehabilitation and we've been busy completing the following tasks:

  • clearing weeds

  • cutting down trees too close to the house (like the image on the left)

  • installing new gutters and downspouts

  • repairing the basement foundation wall

  • leveling the first floor

  • demolishing some internal walls

  • installing new plumbing & new electrical

  • installing some insulation and drywall

  • completing a new front porch

  • adding new landscaping


We now need to: install all new flooring; additional insulation; drywall, insulation, flooring and light fixtures; install new kitchen cabinets, fixtures and paint all walls. 

There's much to do. If you or your organization is compelled to support, please see our complete list of needs. 

Thanks to Our Contributors

We are already very grateful to our generous contributing ​partners. Without their help, The Art House would not be progressing as quickly as it is to bring this vision to life. 

Butch Murphy 


City of Kansas City, Missouri

Corey Helms/Perfecto Contracting

David Bartlett/Bartlett-Hauber Landscaping

Diggs Construction

Eric Wilson/Wilson Electric

Gem Theatre Not-for-Profit

Get-R-Done Construction


Highline Partners 

Home Depot

Key Coalition Neighborhood Association

Metropolitan Community College

Reach Collaborative
William Vineyard/Contractor

Individual Donors:

Carla Hein

Kathy Walter-Mack

Carl Mack

Brenda Pelofsky

Maurice Watson

Have a skill or service you'd like to contribute? We'd love to connect. Please contact us.

Interested in learning more about our community partners? Visit their websites: 

18th & Vine Jazz District Redevelopment Corporation

Missouri Arts Council

Missouri Humanities Council 

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