Your donation to KCMetropolis
helps celebrate the arts in Kansas City!



KCMetropolis was launched in 2008 to fill a clear and critical need for coverage and promotion of the arts throughout Kansas City metro.  Since its inception, KCM has established itself as a trusted source of cultural information for an ever-expanding readership and has become an indispensable partner to Kansas City’s arts community.

KCM provides first-rate arts criticism, makes the arts accessible to the public, and generates quantifiable ticket sales for arts organizations through coverage and the KCM Events calendar. KCM features community writers who offer talented and expert voices coming from the musicologists, musicians, artists, actors, professional writers within the community.

In order to continue to offer quality arts information through critical dialogue to you, we depend on financial support from the readers we serve. Your invaluable donations help support general operations, technology and accessible content so that may continue to promote and educate the community about this valuable cultural resource.

Please make a tax-free donation to us.

Click the DONATE button below now to make an online donation
or mail a check to 4824 NE Marvin Road, Kansas City, MO 64118. is a 501c3 nonprofit. Donations are tax deductible. For more information about becoming a supporter of, please contact Marcy Chiasson at [email protected]



 Join our growing family of donors

ArtsKC – Regional Arts Council
Francis Family Foundation Small Arts Grant
Francis Family Foundation Board of Directors Discretionary Gift by David Oliver
Johnson County, Kansas, Arts Council
Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation
William T. Kemper Foundation
Patricia E. Cleary Miller, Ph.D., Miller-Mellor Association
Missouri Arts Council
Robert D. Regnier Fund, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
Richard J. Stern Foundation for the Arts – Commerce Bank,Trustee

Recent Individual Donors

Porter and Cheryl Arneill
Ken and Emily Behrmann
Marcy Chiasson
Edward and Marilyn Curtis
William Cutler
Don and Patricia Dagenais
Arnold Epley and Beth Gentry
Chad Gerlt
David and Lorraine Hamilton
Lee Hartman
Susan Hawk
Andy and Nancy Huckaba
William Hunker
Nina Irwin
Nanette Kraus
Frank Loeffler
Leslie D. Mark
Alan McDermott
Doug and Cecelia McNair
Andy and Laura Muir
David Field Oliver
Nathan and Margaret Perkins-McGuinness
Sherelle Patrick
Michael and Cary Pandzik
Alexis Petri
Catherine Radek
Charles & Michele Ritter
Carol Rothwell
Cliff Schiappa
Sarah & Kyle VanLanduyt
Sarah M. Weitzel
Toni and Sonny Wiseman

Past Donors

Anonymous individual donor
Arts Incubator of Kansas City
Jaymie Bonavia
Gregory Carroll and Doris Wright Carroll
Bruce Dickerson
Kathy Dunn
JB Elfving
Jim and Mary Grant, GMG Designs
Nathan Granner and Laurie Arbore
Sherelle Hackett
Donald J.  and Adele M. Hall
Laurie J. Hamilton
Chris Hands
George Harter
Sally Ingram
International Isotope
Ellen Kort, in honor of Vivien Wishna
Virginia Long
Kathryn Pruessner
Ann Reed
William Reisler
John and Leona Schaefer
Julia Scherer
Dana Seeley
Peter Sunderman & Curt Thomas
Richard Wetzel, Centric Designs
Dave Wurth

 We would like to thank our writers, volunteers and others who donate their valuable time
and support to make a reality.

A heartfelt thanks to Pam Taylor and Pete Dulin of for hosting, advocating and supporting KCM for the first 6 months of our existence in 2008/09.
Without their generosity, we would not have been able to exist and grow.

Thank you for supporting!



2017-18 Board of Directors

Andy Huckaba, Chairman
Huckaba & Associates, President
Lenexa City Councilman

Sarah VanLanduyt, Secretary
Arts Council of Johnson County, Executive Director

David Field Oliver, Treasurer
Berkowitz Oliver Williams Shaw & Eisenbrandt, LLP
Partner and Chairman of the Management Committee

Porter Arneill
City of Lawrence, KS, Arts & Culture Manager

Emily Behrmann
Carslen Center presents at JCCC, General Manager

Arnold Epley
Musica Vocale, Director
Retired Professor, William Jewell College

Nathan Granner,
Chairman Emeritus & Co-Founder, Opera Singer, Entrepreneur

Laura Muir
Community volunteer

Margaret Perkins-McGuiness
Charlotte Street Foundation, Development Director

Chris Thompson
Visit KC, Online Marketing Manager

Marcy Chiasson, Executive Director, Publisher & Co-Founder
Anthony Rodgers, Senior Editor
Laura Vernaci, Dance Editor


Don Dagenais
Andy Huckaba
Laura Muir
David Oliver
Marcy Chiasson



Our Mission: publishes online substantive, critical, unbiased review, preview and side-story articles
on the traditional and independent arts to help promote, make accessible and
educate the general public about Kansas City’s rich arts environment.