Lawn Party in Strawn postponed for a week

The Art Association of Jacksonville has postponed its annual lawn party from this weekend to Aug. 27 due to potentially inclement weather, according to event co-chair Kristin Jamison.

Saturday’s weather forecast calls for up to a half inch of rain with potential thunderstorms and hail. The majority of the event takes place outdoors on the lawn of the association’s David Strawn Art Gallery.

“Fortunately, our entertainers, caterers and other key players in planning the event were available and happy to push the event back a week,” said Jessica Richardson, chair of the association’s Ways and Means Committee. “We’ll hit the pause button and resume at the same time and place a week from now.”

The rescheduled rally will take place from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 27 on the gallery lawn at 331 W. College Ave.

Jamison and co-chair Sarah Van Aken added a craft cocktail and charcuterie contest to the event, with more than 30 community members submitting entries. Lawn Party attendees will vote for their favorites via a cash donation to the association.

An outdoor sculpture in memory of Judy Grojean, a longtime supporter of the association, will be dedicated during the rally. The piece was donated to the association by Grojean’s children, family and friends after his death in February.

Lawn Party tickets are $30. Reservations can be made online at Walk-ins are also welcome. Proceeds benefit the association’s ongoing efforts to enrich the Jacksonville community through the arts.

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