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House Party: Day of Food, Music, Beer on Lyndon House Lawn

A Fundraising Event Featuring Local Art, Local Music and Local Brew.

Saturday, October 20, 2018, 1:00 – 6:00 pm

The Lyndon House Arts Center (LHAC) and Lyndon House Arts Foundation (LHAF) are pleased to host HOUSE PARTY, the annual LHAC fundraising event to support innovative art and arts education programming at the Arts Center.

The day will start with opening remarks by incoming major Kelly Girtz. Following is an afternoon concert featuring Athens local bands.

The Music:

1:15 pm: Dixieland 5 a traditional jazz and Dixieland band that features a front line of trumpet, clarinet and trombone and a rhythm section of piano and tenor banjo. They play jazz styles of the early 20th century that came from New Orleans and then spread across the country and around the world.

2:15 pm: Ecuadorian-Nicaraguan singer/songwriter Sarah Zúñiga, a guitarist who has made Athens her home. A recent graduate of the University of Georgia, Sarah Zúniga’s shows are like listening to a fun mixtape compiled of deep-felt and catchy folk-rock, coffeehouse, and Latin tunes.

3:00 pm: Lucky Jones with members Dennis Smillie on guitar, Nate Lee on bass and Brian Crum on drums and vocals.

4:00 pm: Dance with DJ Mahogany who will warm up the crowd for headliner, Pylon Reenactment Society!

5:00 pm: Pylon Reenactment Society. Since 2014, Vanessa Briscoe Hay has fronted the Pylon Reenactment Society, a band featuring members of more recent Athens bands like The Glands and Casper & the Cookies who perform the music of Pylon. Vanessa and the musicians in the Pylon Reenactment Society - guitarist Jason NeSmith, bassist Kay Stanton, keyboardist Damon Denton and drummer Joe Rowe will rock out on the lawn until 6:00 pm.


The Art: In the Painting and Drawing Studio, David Hale will be working on a book project in preparation for an exhibit here in 2019. In the Clay Studio, Lou Kregel, muralist, ceramicist and graphic designer will be working on a ceramic series. Our Open Studio Manager and Master Printmaker, Amanda Burk will be in the Print Studio designing editions. In the Sculpture Studio, Taylor Shaw will be displaying is arts inspired mini-golf sculpture and airbrushing t-shirts! In the Fiber Studio, Tabitha Fielteau, our Teen Sewing Club Mentor, will be displaying her contemporary fashion designs as art can be worn! In the Metalsmithing Studio, two jewelry Studio Members, Deborah Schneebeli and Kathy Kaddoura, will wow us with their intricate metal and bead works. Brittainy Lauback, just back from her exhibit at the Ogden Museum in New Orleans, will be in the Photography Studio. These creative makers will have works for purchase in the Studios.

In addition, the Atrium Gallery will become a community workstation for all to make red poppies out of a variety of art materials to be included in a garland of flowers. As the event continues throughout the day, the poppy chain will grow. Moina Michael, an Athens resident known as The Poppy Lady, introduced red poppies as a symbol of remembrance during WWI.


The Beer: All day long, local brewers will be serving beer created in Athens. Brewers include Creature Comforts and Akademia.

Brewery for 21 years and older!


The Food: Food trucks, including Damunchiezz, Manila Express, Java Joy and King of Pops will be parked at the Arts Center too!

The Parking: Please use Parking Lot #1- the northwest corner of College Ave and Dougherty OR the parking lot in front of Hotel Indigo on the northeast corner. Walk one and a half blocks to the Arts Center!

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Lyndon House Arts Center Lawn
293 Hoyt St.