The Autolawn Party is an exciting, community event scheduled for the weekend of Saturday, September 7, 2019 on the SALT Block lawn in Hickory next to its beneficiary, Hickory Museum of Art. The Autolawn Party is a celebration of the road’s number one traveler – the automobile. The celebration is centered around a European classic car show for the automotive enthusiast, but it’s far more than that. There’s something fun for everyone. Events include the car show, food, art exhibits, children’s activities, music, beer garden, merchandise for sale, raffle prizes, a ride and drive, and awards ceremonies. The event is open to the public, and there is no charge for spectators, who can also vote for their favorite classic car.
Hickory Museum of Art was established in 1944 when visionary founding Director, Paul Whitener, declared, “I am going to make Hickory, North Carolina an art center.” The first exhibitions featured works from American artists produced prior to WWII. To commemorate that time period, this year’s theme is titled “Before the War”. This tribute to the museum’s 75th Anniversary celebration will feature a separate display of various makes (US and European) produced up until 1944.