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Young Friends of Art – Party Arty: Night of the Shining Sun

Young Friends of Art hosted Party Arty: Night of the Shining Sun at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art on February 1st. Alyssa Vargas and Weston Owen served as the co-chairmen. Guests descended into the Valley of the Queens in ancient Egypt for the evening that was inspired by the exhibition, Queen Nefertari: Eternal Egypt. Partygoers enjoyed cocktails and dazzling entertainment by Quixotic and the Kansas City Ballet.

Co-chairmen Weston Owen and Alyssa Vargas


Rylie Beck of Quixotic


Elise Byers and Addie Sartino of the band, The Greeting Committee


John Kline, Sherry Tyhurst, Kealan Schroeder, Krystle Bertoncin, Jacqelyn and Jeremiah Nemechek, and Jennifer Pace


Morgan Stockton with Chloe Isaak


Heather Pluard, Damian Lair, and Kim Klein

Also featured in the March 21, 2020 issue of The Independent
Photo Credit: Dana Anderson


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