Calendar of Events

Welcome to the events calendar! Here we work to gather arts events in Conway and beyond hosted by members of our community.  Each year during ArtsFest you will find the calendar for our celebration here as well.  

  • Performances by the Hendrix College Choir Dr. Andrew Morgan conductor, Chamber Orchestra Dr. Karen Griebling conductor, and Wind Ensemble Dr. Gretchen Renshaw conductor at Hendrix College's Annual Family Weekend Concert.

  • Starting with Sunflowers - A Klasses with Kateri Showcase will be on display in the Gallery starting October 2 and will run through October 27.

    An Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, October 7 from 2p-4p.
    Meet the artists, their instructor Kateri, and hear their stories.
    Light refreshments served.

    From van Gogh to Hockney, Monet to Murakami, and many in between, sunflowers have been an artists forever muse. Back in the wild days of Impressionist-era Paris, before Picasso and Pollock, sunflowers became a statement piece for the fledgling masters wielding brush and palette. How an artist painted his sunflower was how he declared his personal artistic style in those days! It is with this... same spirit, with this respect for the history of the craft, that the Klasses with Kateri students begin his/her creative journey. Each student, despite skill level or age, begins his/her first art class with Kateri by drawing a sunflower. It is during this first sunflower project that this student finds his/her creative voice, one that is built upon from that day forward with each class.
    This showcase documents the transition of the Klasses with Kateri students from their first sunflower drawings to their most recent sunflower-inspired artworks. Whether years mark the difference between this first and most-recent piece, or just a few weeks, this show is an exploration into the creative process as it develops and matures with each individual student. No two students take the same creative path, and yet, each student does start at the same place with the same humble project with the same instructor!
  • The Conway Composers Guild presents its ArtsFest at Conway First United Methodist Church at 3:00 PM on Saturday October 7, 2017.

    The hour long program includes new and recent works by composers that live, study, and work in Conway, AR. The program is free and family-friendly. Voluntary donations support the McBeth Memorial Composition Prize. 

  • Excerpts from composer, Karen Griebling's two new CDs, CRC 3553, the opera "Richard III: A Crown of Roses,  A Crown of Thorns" and CRC 3570 song cycle "Fractal Heart" will be performed by sopranos Stephanie Smittle and Kara Claybrook, trumpeter Larry Jones, and pianist Stefanie Dickinson, along with "Feldmusik, military music from Richard III" and "Bagatelles, court and courtship music from Richard III." CD sales and signing will be available after the performance in Trieschmann Gallery. The event is free, no reservations are necessary, and the public is invited.

  • Conway First United Methodist Church hosts the Conway Composers Guild Annual Concert on its "Under the Dome" Series at 3:00 PM on Sunday February 4, 2018. The family friendly program includes new and recent music composed by composers that live, study, and work in Conway and will include the premiere of the entry by the winner of the third W. Francis McBeth Memorial Composition Prize co-sponsored by the Conway Symphony Orchestra and the Conway Composers Guild and Finale Make-Music, incorporated. The event is free and the public is invited. Voluntary donations support the McBeth Memorial Composition Competition.