Hickory – Hickory Museum of Art (HMA) presents the fifth annual Autolawn Party from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 on the SALT Block Lawn, located at 243 Third Avenue N.E., Hickory. The fundraising event to benefit HMA educational programming features a Euro Classic Car Show, art exhibits, live music, food court, beer garden and more.

The Autolawn Party is a celebration of the road’s number one traveler – the automobile. The Euro Classic Car Show offers a wide-range of high quality, original European vehicles in an intimate, yet informal setting, without the pressure of a traditional Concours event. This year’s car show highlights the BMW brand, although all other European brands are eligible for registration. Entry is free for spectators.

Awards will be given in a small number of judged classifications and select categories. Entry classifications include German, Italian, British, Other European Makes and European Motorcycles. The public will have the opportunity to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award. Voting takes place between 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., with only one ballot per person.

All classic car owners and enthusiasts are invited to Kick-off The Autolawn Party 2017 with an evening at the new Cafe Rule. The evening will feature classic cars and motorcycles on display courtesy of Paramount Automotive and any in attendance wanting to show off their own. A portion of food sales will benefit the Hickory Museum of Art. Cafe Rule opens at 5:30 p.m. Reservations are encouraged and can be made by calling the restaurant at (828) 324-2005.

For more information about the Autolawn Party, or to register for the car show, visit theautolawn.com.

The Autolawn Party is free for spectators due to generous support from its presenting sponsors: Porsche of Hickory and Paramount Automotive Group located on Hwy 70 Hickory. For more information visit www.Paramountauto.com.

Hickory Museum of Art is located in on the SALT Block, 243 3rd Avenue N.E., Hickory. Admission to the art museum is free. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.; and Sunday 1 – 4 p.m. For more information visit www.HickoryArt.org or call (828) 327-8576.