The Jackson Assembly, a nonprofit founded in 1962, will host its 51st annual Antiques and Art Show and Sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday in downtown Jackson.
Visitors from around the region can browse a selection of antiques and collectibles during the invitational antiques show inside the Pipes-McKowen building.
Work by artists from Baton Rouge, Clinton, Jackson, French Settlement, Jennings, Slaughter, St. Francisville and beyond will be featured inside Charter Street Studio. Featured artists include Allen Crochet, Stephen Kimball, Donna Kilbourne, Sandra Maltese, Keith Morris, Olivia Pass, Catherine Rouchon, Craig Roth, Stan Routh, Della Storms, Carolyn Thornton and others with their pottery, jewelry, fiber art, wood carvings and fine art paintings.
Below the studio, in the circa 1835 McKowen Store basement now known as the Gumbo Kitchen, soups, sandwiches, gumbo, desserts and sweets will be available.
Tours of Lane Plantation, a Carolina-style home owned by the Lane family for over 150 years, will be featured along with free self-guided tours of the 1816 Feliciana Courthouse, Centenary State Historic Site and three historic churches.
Three authors will be hosting book signings during the assembly: retired Lt. Gen. Russell Honoré and Kenneth A. Wilson at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., respectively, on Saturday, and Deborah Burst at 1 p.m. Sunday.
Native plants and herbs will be sold outside Charter Street Studio, and everyone is invited to the Greater Baton Rouge Model Railroaders club house, which will be open and operating live steam trains and models in various scales.
Admission is $10 per person and good all three days for the antique show, art show and tour of Lane Plantation.