HMA presents The Autolawn Party

The Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) proudly presents The Autolawn Party on Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the SALT Block Lawn located at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. The celebration is centered around European Classic Car Show. The event is open to the public and admission is free to spectators. The event is open to the public and admission is free to spectators.

The Autolawn Party features activities for all ages. A Trick Your Trike/Bike Contest will be held for children ages 3 – 7. Bring your “ride” out to the lawn for decorating between 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Participants will parade their bikes at 2 p.m. for judging. Children will also enjoy a free art activity.

Watch local Scouts battle it out on the track in a Pinewood Derby. The competition takes place from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. in the Kaiser Community Room, located in the West Wing Building on the SALT Block. All local Scouts with derby cars are welcome to participate.

The Autolawn Party also features a food court, beer garden, music, merchandise sales, raffle prizes, art exhibitions, and more. The public will have the opportunity to vote for People's Choice Awards for their favorite classic car and artwork in “Road Trip,” an exhibition featuring over 100 pieces at the Hickory Museum of Art. Voting will take place between 10 a.m. – 3 p.m., only one ballot per person. Please visit for more information.

End your day at The Autolawn Party with dinner and drinks at Youssef 242. Enjoy live music with “The Time Travelers.” And, if you haven’t had enough of cars, be sure to check out the vehicles on display courtesy of Porsche of Hickory and Paramount Classic Cars. A portion of food sales will benefit the Hickory Museum of Art, so make your reservation today at 828-324-2005 or

Sponsors include Porsche of Hickory; Blacktop Studios; Holbrook Landscaping; Robert Abbey Lighting; Russell L. Isenhour, CPA, PC; Jackson Group Interactive; Deluxe Printing Group; United Beverages of NC, LLC; Youssef 242; and Pepsi Bottling Co. of Hickory.

The Hickory Museum of Art is located in the Arts & Science Center of the Catawba Valley, 243 3rd Ave. NE, Hickory. Admission is free. The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. For more information please visit or call 828-327-8576.