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Symphony Designer House

Presented biennially, this is the ASOG’s premier fundraiser which affords designers an opportunity to showcase their talents and give all of us (the ASOG and community) a chance to see the creativity of our local designers, craftsmen and landscapers. This project brings awareness of and interest in the ASO and its supporters from across the state. With the use of over 500 volunteers there are numerous opportunities in the planning and execution of this major Little Rock event. They range from working with designers, marketing the event, staffing the house as a docent during hours of operations and chairing parties and events at the house. The next Designer House will be April 13 – May 13, 2018, at 8 Valley Creek View, Little Rock, Arkansas. To volunteer, call Designer House Chair, Paige James (501) 350-6169.

Arkansas Symphony Designer House 2018: Designing for Music Education

The Arkansas Symphony Designer House 2018 will be open from April 13 to May 13 in West Little Rock’s Valley Falls neighborhood. The home—#8 Valley Creek View—will showcase the work of many of Arkansas’ most talented interior designers. Designer House will be open for tours from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Tuesdays-Saturdays, and 1:00-4:00 p.m. Sundays (closed Mondays).

Since 1974, the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra Guild has presented the Symphony Designer House featuring some of Little Rock’s finest homes decorated by Arkansas’s premier designers. In 2014, Symphony Designer House earned the Guild a nationally recognized award from the League of American Orchestras for excellence and creativity in fundraising.

Designer House 2018 is made possible with the support of the following sponsors: PC Hardware, & Design, At Home in Arkansas, Legacy Wine and Spirits, Ghidotti Communications, Party Time Rental and Events, and B98.5 FM.

No infants or children under 10, please.

Directions to 8 Valley Creek View: Travel west on Highway 10/Cantrell Road, approximately 3.7 miles from the I-430/Highway 10 intersection. Turn on South Katillus Road, then Valley Falls Drive, then Valley Creek View.

Proceeds from Designer House benefit the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra and music education programs throughout Arkansas.

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The Concerto Café, featuring delicious selections prepared daily by Mary Wildgen and Gail Davis, will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday). Reservations are encouraged for parties of 6 or more; please text (501) 804-0106.

Designer House will be one of the most exciting events this spring in Central Arkansas and will include four signature parties, including the sneak peek Bare Bones Party on February 15, the opening night Crescendo Preview Party on April 12, Girls’ Night Out fun on April 19, and the festive Tres De Mayo Party on May 3. Advance tickets for all parties may be purchased here. (Tickets also available at the door.) Consider the Ultimate Ticket that includes all four parties and Run of Show touring opportunity for $250.

Tickets are $20 for one-day tour, and $35 for run of show. Purchase tour tickets at the door. No advance tickets required for tour of the home. However, Designer House tour tickets may also be purchased at these locations:

Phoenix Interiors
12315 Chenal Parkway, #D
Little Rock, AR 72211

At Home in Arkansas
2207 Cottondale Lane #3
Little Rock, AR 72202

Jones Brothers Pool Tables
309 W. Broadway St.
North Little Rock, AR 72114

PC Hardware & Design
8316 W. Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205

Join Us at the Symphony Designer House Bare Bones Preview Party
February 15

Order tickets online or call (501) 666-1761 ext. 110, or drop your check in the mail to:
ASO Guild
P.O. Box 7328
Little Rock, AR 72217

Designer House will be filled will local artists showing and selling their art. Artists will include: Robin Tucker, Lisa Krannichfeld, Bryan Frazier, Emily Cobb, Amanda Kella, Rosemary Parker, Brenda Jeter, Kelly Van Hook. Bob Snider, Sandy Hubler, Jan Gartrell, Debby Poe, David Bell, Doug Gorrell, Glen Johnston, Patrick Phillips, Gary Alexander.

Five designers participating in Designer House are each donating a 2-hour design consult in a raffle to be held during the Bare Bones party.