After going a year without a home on display, Baltimore Symphony Associates has a residence and dates for its 2017 fundraising event.
Mayfair, a two-story, stone-clad residence in Baltimore County, will be the Symphony Decorators’ Show House for 2017. The dates are Sunday, April 30, to Sunday, May 21. Tickets are now on sale, $25 in advance and $30 at the door.
The Decorators’ Show House is traditionally the largest fundraiser of the year for the Baltimore Symphony Associates, a volunteer organization that selects and organizes the Show House as a fundraiser for the ensemble.
The three-week event highlights the work of more than a dozen local designers who transform various rooms and spaces on the property selected for a makeover. It typically draws upwards of 10,000 people and raises more than $100,000 for the Baltimore Symphony Associates.
Last year, the volunteers could not find an appropriate house to feature during the spring and cancelled their event. It was the first time in 40 years they didn’t have a spring show house. They did have a fall fundraiser that allowed participants to visit the kitchens of homes in Greenspring Valley.
As in years past, all proceeds from the 2017 show house event will support the educational programs of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The programs include OrchKids, the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras and the Midweek education concerts, benefitting 55,000 students a year.