House Party:hosted by Lyndon House Arts Foundation


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 and Lyndon House Arts Foundation (LHAF) are pleased to host HOUSE PARTY on October 20, from 1:00 – 6:00 pm. HOUSE PARTY is 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 with Dixieland 5, Sarah Zuniga and Lucky Jones. Wrapping up the afternoon is a set by DJ Mahogany and headliner, Pylon Reenactment Society. Please see below for more information about our local musicians.

Want to visit the back wing of the Arts Center!  All seven studios will be open for touring!!
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 air brushing 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.

All day long, local brewers will be serving beer created in Athens.  Brewers include Creature Comforts, Akademia, so get your wristband!  18 years and older!  Food trucks, including Damunchiezz, Manila Express, Java Joy and King of Pops will be parked at the Arts Center too!

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. 

All proceeds of the day goes to supporting the growth and reach of art and education programs presented at the Lyndon House Arts Center.

We look forward to you joining us for studio tours, poppy making, music listening, beer and food and art.

For more information, please call 706 613 3623.  Please visit us at or on Facebook and Instagram.

The schedule is as follows: At 1:15 pm Dixieland 5 will take the stage. The Dixieland 5 is 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.

At 2:15 pm, we welcome 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.

Lucky Jones hits the stage at 3:00 pm.  Members include Dennis Smillie on guitar, Nate Lee on bass and Brian Crum on drums and vocals. 

 Get ready to dance to the funky tunes spun from DJ Mahogany at 4:00 pm, warming us up for headliners, 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 Athens and the Arts Center from 5:00 – 6:00 pm

The Lyndon House Arts Foundation (501 c3), is an independent nonprofit that provides funding and resources to support the innovation, reach, and diversity of the Lyndon House Arts Center.  For more information, please visit


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