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New exhibit at UCA Downtown on display through July 29

By News | July 11, 2019

Conway — There’s a new exhibit at UCA Downtown. The show is called Welcome Home and the artist is milkdadd. Gallery hours are Monday – Friday from noon to 5 p.m. and closed for private events. milkdadd will be on display until July 29, 2019. Welcome Home is a collection of work exploring the world of social media and the developed sense of security that comes with it. Using digital sketches with an added layer of traditional medium, the artist wrestles with this phenomenon that has transformed human interaction, bringing us all together while simultaneously pushing us apart. About the exhibit, …

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Ultimate Guide to Conway Events in July 2019

By Lauren Norris | June 30, 2019

Every month we curate your Ultimate Guide to Events in Conway, a post filled with a handy schedule of (probably) everything going on in Conway that month. We scour dozens of sources, calendars and websites so you don’t have to. Know when each month’s event schedule is released PLUS get a weekend-only version sent straight to your email each week by subscribing to the Conway Scene newsletter. We strive to keep this post as current as possible, but please check with the event host before attending or purchasing tickets in the case of changes. Got an event to add? Send the info to events@conwayscene.com. WEEKLY …

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Freedom Fest 2019 features local musicians and fireworks

By Todd E Jones | June 16, 2019

For the fifth year, City Church will be hosting Freedom Fest. For the third year, the event will be held at Beaver Fork Lake. This year the Freedom Fest is June 29th from 5 pm until dark concluding with a spectacular fireworks show. Admission is free. There will be a variety of food trucks which are listed on the website. This year’s musicians include Bree Ogden, Dee Dee Jones, The City Boyz, and the sounds of DJ Ryan Storey. Just a reminder, there is no smoking and no alcohol policy. Freedom Fest event organizers are encouraging attendees to carpool to …

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Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre At UCA To Present Sensory-friendly Performance Of ‘Romeo And Juliet’

By News | June 15, 2019

CONWAY — Arkansas Shakespeare Theatre will present a sensory-friendly performance of its family-friendly, one-hour adaptation of “Romeo and Juliet” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 2 in Reynolds Performance Hall on the University of Central Arkansas campus. The sensory-friendly performance is designed to provide an experience that is inviting to all individuals with sensory-processing deficits, including (but not limited to) those on the autism disorder spectrum and their families. Audience members will be greeted by volunteers who will guide them and remain available throughout the duration of the performance to answer questions. Audience members will also have the opportunity to …

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Q&A with Conway native and country musician Erin Enderlin

By Todd E Jones | June 8, 2019

For Conway native and successful country artist Erin Enderlin, storytelling is in her blood. “My grandmother is pretty great at it. I just love all the characters,” she said. Enderlin has followed in her grandmother’s footsteps telling stories and, in the process, racking up her share of awards. In recent years, Enderlin has performed on the 2018 CMT Next Women of Country tour and received the Arkansas Country Music Awards Songwriter and Album of the Year awards. She followed up this year winning Female Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year, and Song of the Year for “World Without Willie.” …

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Q&A with Gatlin Billeck of Conway NOW

By Todd E Jones | June 5, 2019

Who is the guy behind the Conway NOW Facebook page? One of the most popular Facebook pages in Conway belongs to Gatlin Billeck, a 19-year-old graduate of Conway High School. When describing himself, Gatlin told Conway Scene, “I’ve been a Conwegian for 15 years. I am a tea and coffee loving person. I love all the local businesses here and I try to shop at them as much as I can. I’m going to College at UACCM starting in August to become a Licensed Practical Nurse.” We caught up with Gatlin to learn more about him, his Facebook page and …

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UCA Hires Arkansas Coding Academy Director

By staffadmin | June 4, 2019

CONWAY— The Arkansas Coding Academy (ArCA), a program of the Division of Outreach and Community Engagement at the University of Central Arkansas, has hired Dr. Donald Walker as its director. In his new role, Walker will oversee the administration and everyday operations of the program. He began on June 3. “I’m very happy to be in central Arkansas and joining the team at UCA. I started my professional life at Little Rock Air Force Base, and my family is happy to be back home. I hope to continue building ArCA’s contribution to our community and information technology workforce,” Walker said. …

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Ultimate Guide to Conway Events in June 2019

By Lauren Norris | May 30, 2019

Every month we curate your Ultimate Guide to Events in Conway, a post filled with a handy schedule of (probably) everything going on in Conway that month. We scour dozens of sources, calendars and websites so you don’t have to. Know when each month’s event schedule is released PLUS get a weekend-only version sent straight to your email each week by subscribing to the Conway Scene newsletter. We strive to keep this post as current as possible, but please check with the event host before attending or purchasing tickets in the case of changes. Got an event to add? Send the info to events@conwayscene.com. WEEKLY …

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