Frequently Asked Questions
Who produces the Artisan Home Tour?
The Home Builders Association of Greater Kansas City is proud to present the Artisan Home Tour. The HBA also produces the Parade of Homes, a 70-year Kansas City tradition.
What are the dates and hours of the Tour?
June 7-17, 2018, noon-7 p.m. Thursday through Sunday.
How much does it cost to attend the Artisan Home Tour?
To tour all seven homes, tickets are $35 when purchased at the homes and $30 online. A single home tour is $10 at the door or online.
How do I purchase tickets to the Artisan Tour?
You can purchase tickets online on the Artisan website or at any of the homes on the tour.
Where does the money go from tickets purchased?
A portion of ticket sales goes to Ronald McDonald House Charities-Kansas City to help these families whose children are being cared for at Children’s Mercy Hospital.
How do I get my ticket when I buy online?
You will receive an email with your ticket. Print it off or save it to your mobile device. Begin your tour at any home and the ticket processor will activate your ticket. You’ll be able to tour each home once during any day of the event, June 7-17.
What if I only want to visit one home?
If you have a favorite builder or only want to visit a home near you, single home tickets can be purchased at each home for just $10.
Is there a printed guide similar to the Parade of Homes guide?
Yes. Stop by the HBA at I-435 and Holmes to pick up an Artisan Tour guide. You can also find guides at each of the Artisan homes on the tour.
Is there a mobile app I can download to my smartphone?
Yes. From a mobile phone, go to the Artisan Home Tour KC website, ArtisanHomeTourKC.org, and click on the link to the app. Follow directions to download it and enjoy the features including buying tickets, view homes and features, and see maps to the locations.
Is there a charge for children?
Anyone above the age of five will need to purchase a ticket. An adult must accompany and be responsible for children at all times in the homes.
Do you accept credit cards?
We accept Visa, MasterCard, and American Express both online and upon entry to the homes. No bills over $20 will be accepted at the homes.
What should I not bring?
Pets, food and beverages, baby strollers.
Can I take photos?
Photography is at the discretion of the builder. Please ask permission at the home.
What if it rains?
The tour runs rain or shine and tickets are non-refundable.
Where do I park?
Parking spaces are located at or near the homes.
Are there bathrooms?
Bathrooms are not available at the homes.
Will I need to wear booties over my shoes?
Yes. You will be asked to wear bootie shoe coverings before entering the home in order to keep floors from being damaged.