LSM Newswire

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

PSO Opens Search for Next Designers' ShowHouse


PORTLAND, Maine The Portland Symphony Orchestra (PSO) is opening the search for the next PSO Designers' ShowHouse. For three weeks during fall 2009 or summer 2010, the PSO will conduct its 13th Designers' ShowHouse, a fabulous fundraiser where the region's finest interior designers and artisans transform a house of historic or architectural interest, room by room. Greater Portland homeowners now have the opportunity to offer their home to be the next transformed for ShowHouse.

With tours open to the public and special events including an opening night Preview Gala, ShowHouse draws extensive community and media attention. The PSO's leading fundraising event, ShowHouse generates as much as $80,000 to support the artistic and education programs of Maine's largest and most prominent performing arts organization.

Greater Portland homeowners are invited to join the rich tradition that is ShowHouse. Interested homeowners should write 100 words or less about why their home would make a great ShowHouse, and mail along with photos and contact information to: PSO, P.O. Box 3573, Portland, ME 04104, or

Designers' ShowHouse must be located in the greater Portland area, have ample parking on street or property, handicap accessibility considerations, landscaping possibilities, and a garage or other outlying building for a boutique. If the home is multi-level, there must be two staircases for ease of access and evacuation. The house would need to be vacated for approximately three months. A formal contract will be negotiated with the homeowner.

For more information about the Portland Symphony Orchestra, visit

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