“We have a great team pulled together to work on (the Show House). We think that Marietta has so much talent as far as artists and interior designers that we wanted to bring a show house/art gallery here to show the community what these creative geniuses have to offer,” said Sally Macaulay, MCMA executive director.
“The Show House is a good way to bring in all the things that we are, creatively in terms of visual arts and design,” said Cathy Brazeal, owner of Brazeal Consulting. She chairs the event with Cassandra Buckalew, owner of the historic Marietta Trolley Company.
Perhaps the biggest challenge in undertaking an ambitious project such as the show house is finding the house itself. Working with Harry Norman Realtor Johnny Sinclair, the location committee found the perfect place at the Park at Anderson Farm, the home of Debbie and Dr. Bill Farrar, at 256 Hanson Way in Marietta. The reveal celebration is planned for Sept. 14.
“We felt the Show House was the best venue available to use a whole lot of resources in one place and bring a lot of people together in the name of art,” Brazeal said.
Caldwell-Cline designed the 5,500 square foot, three-level traditional home that is currently unoccupied. The 1,200-square-foot basement will house an Art & Jewelry Gallery.
Design directors Melinda Heidt, Cassandra Buckalew and Kathy Kuruc selected an impressive group of accomplished interior designers.
“The selection process was lengthy and arduous; we had more than 40 design professionals submit their work for the show house project. We deliberated for days, but we believe we selected 22 interior designers that will make this another successful Show House,” Heidt said.
Volunteers are needed to chair certain positions, recruit volunteers, and manage ticket distribution and sales.
“It takes about 200 volunteers to put on the Show House,” Brazeal said. “We have so much talent in this community with designers and artists. We know this will be a fantastic event to showcase Marietta.”
For more information about the show house, volunteering or sponsorships visit www.artanddesignshowhouse.com or call MCMA at (770) 528.1444 (ext. 18).