2019 Designer Showcase 

Designer Showcase
April 19 – Sunday, May 19, 2019

This year, Decorators’ Show House becomes Designer Showcase (DSC) and moves into the first floor of the Walter Wing. Sixteen local designers will transform blank galleries into 18 creative living spaces, including bedrooms, living room, bath, and kitchen.

All proceeds support Wonder School and other creative intitiatives.

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  • $20 through April 18 and $25 after that date 
  • Ticket includes general admission to CMA
  • Tickets sold separately for the Preview Party and Garden Party 


*Tickets also include admission to special exhibition Life in the Age of Rembrandt. This exclusive exhibition, shown only in Columbus, features Dutch masterworks rarely seen in the U.S., and is an international partnership between Columbus Museum of Art and the Dordrecht Museum, the Netherlands.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday-Sunday: 10:00 AM–5:00 PM*
Thursday Evenings: 10:00 AM–9:00 PM*
*Last admission is one hour before closing

Designer Nights
Meet the designers in their rooms Thursday evenings during Designer Showcase. 

Garden Shop
The Garden Shop returns to the Designer Showcase and will display a bounty of exquisite annuals and perennials located at the front entrance of the museum. Each weekend local vendors and gardeners will join our shop with gorgeous flower bouquets for mom, herb starts, tea and so much more. A sweet memento of your visit and the perfect gift to add that extra element of design to your own space.  Hours: Sat and Sun 11:00 AM-3:00 PM.

Visitor Information
Designer Showcase is ADA accessible.
Parking is available at the Museum and around the Discovery District.
For more information on visiting, click here.

Group Sales
Tickets for groups of 10 or more are available. To make your group reservations, please call the Reservations Hotline at 614.629.0359.

Special Events Back to Top

Join us for these special events during Designer Showcase. Tickets to each event include admission to Showcase and general admission to the Museum.


When: Thursday, April 18, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Tickets are $100 per person through March 15, $125 after that date.
($75 of the ticket price is a tax-deductible)

Designer Showcase Preview Party

Celebrate the kickoff of Designer Showcase 2019 with our Go Green Gala preview party! Tour the Showcase, mingle with the designers, and enjoy other creative experiences, such as a CCAD fashion show using sustainable fabrics, and a modern dance performance by OSU. Sample hors d’oeuvres, desserts, and a free signature drink. Dress to impress in your own Go Green style.

Last entry to the Showcase is at 8:00 PM.


When: Saturday, May 4, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Tickets are $100 per person

Special reserved tables of eight with a takeaway for each guest are available for $1000**

*$75 is tax deductible
**$750 is tax deductible


A Proper Garden

Start with a signature drink, cash bar and entertainment, and continue with a fabulous lunch and an interactive presentation by A Proper Garden. Free entry to Designer Showcase is included.