AUBURN, Ala. – The SummerNight Downtown Art Walk, hosted by the City of Auburn’s Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Auburn Arts Association, Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts and Humanities (Pebble Hill) and the Auburn Downtown Merchant Association is almost here! Make plans to come downtown for an art-filled evening of fun on Friday, June 11, from 6-10 p.m. SummerNight is a FREE downtown entertainment district event.
An Artist Marketplace, parade, live music, late-night shopping and dining as well as children’s activities are just some of the fun features SummerNight has to offer. In addition to all of the great activities, the community has the opportunity to participate in a Love & Lemons culinary contest. All culinary entries should be submitted Friday, June 11, from 8 -11 a.m. at the Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center. Winners will be announced at 7:15 p.m. on the SummerNight stage located at Toomer’s Corner.
SummerNight’s entertainment features The Student Section. The Student Section is a group of friends and musicians who met in Marietta, Georgia, who are now based in Auburn, Nashville and Atlanta. The band has created an exciting musical experience for audiences of all ages and tastes. Along with the Student Section, SummerNight will open with a Jazz group produced by Magnolia Records. The Jazz musicians include Auburn University professors, alumni and current music majors. Each performance will be unique and will explore their love of musical expression.
We also welcome individuals, groups and organizations to come out and participate in our parade to kickoff SummerNight! We will begin the SummerNight festivities with a Starting Line Party at Pebble Hill at 5 p.m. featuring free face painting, music and lemon-themed parade crafts! We will also be giving away FREE lemon popsicles courtesy of the Auburn Arts Association and Pebble Hill. At 6 p.m., Starting Line Parade Party participants may join in as we parade to Toomer’s Corner. The parade will conclude with a special performance by Variations Dance Studio to officially kick off the 14th annual SummerNight Downtown Art Walk!
SummerNight would like to thank all of our sponsors, including:
Art Walk Hosts
Auburn Arts Association, City of Auburn/Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Auburn University Caroline Marshall Draughon Center for the Arts & Humanities (Pebble Hill) and the Downtown Auburn Merchants Association
Art Walk Lemon-Aid Sponsors
Auburn Network, Auburn-Opelika Tourism, iHeart Media, Memories in Motion Photo Bus, Opelika-Auburn News and STAMP
Art Walk Community Sponsors
Auburn Bank, Auburn Flower and Gifts, Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Arts, Kate 99.9, Kathy Powell State Farm, Lee County Democratic Club, Magnolia Records, Mountain High, Tailgate Guys / Pre-Events, and Auburn Chamber Young Professionals
Art Walk Business Partners
Check-it-Out Balloons and Little Italy Pizzeria
Please note, College Street (from Thach Avenue to Tichenor Avenue) and Magnolia Avenue (from Wright Street to Gay Street) will be closed to traffic from 5:15-10:30 p.m. for the event. A portion of North Debardelaben Street, as well as Magnolia Avenue (from Debardelaben to Gay Street), will be closed from 5:30–6:15 p.m. for the Lemonade Parade.
Free public parking is available at Ralph Brown Draughon Library, Auburn Alumni Center, AUMC Wesley Foundation, Auburn United Methodist Church, Auburn Bank parking deck, Gay Street Lot, Auburn First Baptist Church, Regions Bank, Glenn Ave. Lot, Felton Little Park, Jan Dempsey Community Arts Center, Frank Brown Recreation Center and Harris Center.
This is a rain or shine event. For more information, please contact the SummerNight Headquarters at 334-501-2963 or visit auburnsummernight.org.