A wonderfully decorated dining table is a thing of beauty, but who knew that there was art, science and maybe even a little math involved in pulling off a great tablescape? A fun exercise called Dining By Design will premiere at Sci-Port Discovery Center at a special sneak preview fundraiser on Thursday, September 2. The $50 ticket will allow you to see the creative displays first, while enjoying homemade root beer at the science themed Liquid Nitrogen Root Beer Bar, and noshing on items from Kendra Scott’s Color Bar “Lab” and from Cariere Catering.

The food is fun, but the TABLES will be the show. 16 local professional designers that have donated their talent and time to create tablescapes that will be on display during the  month of September. The crews have been encouraged to blend science and art, showcase math, architecture, digital technology, design, and geometry, and use critical thinking skills in creating these one-of-a-kind tablescape designs.

Dining By Design’s sneak peek event will also help raise money for other non profits. The three design winners that evening will receive $500 for the charity of their choice. Here is the list of competitors:

Dining By Design Tablescape Desigers and Themes:

Jacquie Barber and Clint Downing – Mode Luxe

Bonne Summers and Ryan McCutcheon – Breakfast In Bed

John Cariere and Susana Van Norman – Disco Is Not Dead

Dennis Beckman and Deb Cockrell – The Enchanted Garden

Kyle Loyd – Twinkle

Myron Griffing – Head Of The Table

Katy Larsen & Agora Borealis Artists– No Rainbow Without Rain

Luke Lee – Shift

Lauren and Derek Simmons – Andyland

James Osborne – Rock Paper Scissors

Karen La Beau – Blue Crawfish Experience

Cassie Stone – Feed Your Soul

Janie Howe Dickson and Jessica O’Neill – Midnight In The Garden

Niema Longstratt – Coming To Wakanda

Catherine Lewis Hobbs – Dinner On The Terrace

Tickets for the event could go fast! Get them here.