The Conway Symphony Orchestra will host several events this weekend in conjunction with the opening of the Conway Symphony Designer House.
The Designer House will be a three-level combination of living and working space and will be open to the public today through Oct. 16. Tours will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and from 1-5 p.m. on Sunday. No tours will be offered on Monday. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the door.
In celebration of the Designer House opening, the Conway Symphony Orchestra will host several musical and art events over the next three days.
Several members of the symphony will perform on the first floor of the Designer House throughout the weekend.
On Saturday, the Sunaura Trio will perform at 11 a.m., followed by a duet with principal flute Carolyn Brown at 2:30.
Sunday’s events include a quartet performance featuring Concertmaster Linda Hsu at 2 p.m. Principal cello Stephen Feldman will also be performing during the weekend. All of the musical performances are included in the regular tour ticket price.
The Designer House will open for a Ladies Night Out and Art Exhibit Monday from 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and include food from Panera Bread, wine, a tour of the Designer House and an exhibit featuring more than 20 artists.
Barry Thomas, of Little Rock, will also do a quick study of a live model during the evening, along with demonstrations from artists Steve Griffith at 6:30 and Ginger Potter at 7:30.
General manager Vicki Crockett said the Designer House will feature several designers and events while the house is open to the public. Crockett said over 20 professional designers from the area will be featured, and visitors will have the chance to purchase unique items from the different rooms of the house.
"Visitors will be able to see the work of a variety of professional designers all in one place," Crockett said.
The Designer House is coordinated by the Conway Symphony Orchestra Guild, and funds raised through the events will be used to support the symphony’s educational and outreach programs, including the CSO in the Classroom program at local schools, a free community concert and partnerships with several area nonprofit organizations, such as the Boys and Girls Club and Independent Living Services.
For a calendar of events or more information on the Conway Symphony Orchestra Designer House, visit www.conwaysymphony.org.