Subscribe Today

Save almost 50% off the newsstand price!

In addition to receiving 26 issues of The Independent Kansas City’s Journal of Society, your subscription will include our annual publication, the Charitable Events Calendar and a subscription to our e-newsletter, The Insider.

Questions about your current subscription? Contact Laura Gabriel at 816-471-2800.

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


Art Scene – Onnissia

Twenty-seven-year-old Onnissia (pronounced oh nee see yuh), born in South Central Los Angeles, became interested in art when she was seven years old. “I was told by everyone that I…

Symphony Ball – Stardust

On March 11th, members of the Symphony Ball Committee gathered at Kate Banks’ lovely home to celebrate the revealing of the plans for this year’s Symphony Ball, “Stardust.” Melanie Fenske…

Grow It And They Will Come: Producing the Produce

Our Town is full of the most innovative, delicious, accessible, and inviting selection of produce and the means by which to achieve healthy sustenance. One need not dig very far…

Home Sweet Home

Residents of Our Town have been staying busy while they practice social distancing. Cheers to the simple things in life! Boy Scout Troop 393 Member Ben P. has been living…