The Art Association of Jacksonville has announced that the date for the 2022 Lawn Party will be postponed by one week due to possible inclement weather. The rescheduled date for the arts body’s annual fundraiser is Saturday, August 27, 5-7 p.m., at the David Strawn Art Gallery located at 331 West College Avenue.
The National Weather Service says weather conditions for Saturday include rain of up to ½ inch, as well as possible thunderstorms with hail. Because the majority of the event takes place on the lawn of the David Strawn Art Gallery, organizers say they made the difficult decision to postpone.
Jessica Richardson, President of the Art Association of Jacksonville Ways and Mean, said: “Thankfully our live entertainment, caterers and other key players in the event planning were available and happy to push the event back. of a week. We will hit the pause button and resume at the same time and place in a week. »
Event Co-Chairs Kristin Jamison and Sarah Van Aken added a twist to this year’s Lawn Party by adding a craft cocktail and charcuterie contest to the evening. Over 30 community members entered cocktail and charcuterie boards into the contest. Lawn Party attendees will vote for their favorite cocktail and charcuterie platter with a donation to the Art Association in cash or via an online platform.
This year’s Lawn Party will also feature the dedication of a sculpture in memory of longtime Art Association supporter Judy Grojean. The outdoor sculpture was recently donated to the Art Association by Ms. Grojean’s children, their families and her many friends after her death last February.
Fundraising tickets are $30 per person. Reservations can be made and paid online by clicking on this link, and walk-ins will be accepted on the evening of the event. All proceeds will benefit Art Association of Jacksonville programming throughout the year.