Philanthropic Fun: Reviving Raw

The PRC illuminated a vacant and historic building for the 42nd “Julia Jump.”
Robert Miller, Event Chairs Riley Kennedy and Ayesha Motwani and Aaron Motwani

The former Union Savings and Loan Building came alive for “The Revival Gala: 42nd Annual Julia Jump,” with a host of music and entertainment, local food and beverages, live art painting and more.

Held in the Mid-Century Modern former bank lobby, the Patron Party featured contemporary violin stylings by Kristen Monnick. Patrons checked into the party at the vintage teller windows and enjoyed welcome cocktails by Tanqueray & Ketel One. They were invited to walk through the bank gate to view plans for the building’s renovation and to enjoy delicious treats from Catering by Laura Arrowood while members of the Lost Bayou Ramblers performed.

The upper floors of the long-vacant building opened for the gala with a host of entertainment, including a Royal Brewery Beer Garden and a silent auction. There were specialty cocktails by Ketel One, Bulleit and Johnnie Walker, installations by special guest artists and abundant Instagram opportunities, ranging from the live art painting and photogenic spots within the raw building.

Music from Aurora Nealand and the Royal Roses filled the halls. A dance party with DJ Preservation offered a live art battle featuring talented local artists, who then auctioned off their works at the end of the night.

Event Chairs were Ayesha Motwani and Riley Kennedy. The gala benefits the work of the Preservation Resource Center.


Event at a Glance

What: “The Revival Gala: 42nd Annual Julia Jump,” benefiting Preservation Resource Center

When: Friday, April 5

Where: Union Savings and Loan Building


Mary Wallace Shaver and Jonathan Shaver  

Elizabeth Brown Soslow, Taylor Schmidt and Marybeth Brown