Top Chefs Draw Inspiration from Art for Gibbes Museum’s Annual Street Party

The Gibbes Museum Street Party. Photograph by MCG Photography.

CHARLESTON, S.C., March 27, 2017 – After a two-year, multi-million dollar renovation, the Gibbes Museum of Art will host its Annual Street Party in celebration of its newly restored 112-year-old stately Beaux Arts home. This year, chefs from Charleston’s top restaurants will be challenged to create a dish inspired by works from the museum’s permanent collection exclusively for the Street Party.

“The Gibbes’ Street Party is without a doubt the best party of the year,” said Mickey Bakst, general manager of Charleston Grill. “This year’s dishes, motivated by one of the South’s greatest art collections, are guaranteed to be imaginatively authentic and reflective of Charleston.”

“Food is Art” – this year’s theme – seamlessly intertwines Charleston’s vibrant culinary scene with its rich artistic heritage. Menus will be based on the inspiration each chef gleans from his or her chosen work of art. “We are thrilled to have our newly renovated museum as the backdrop for the evening, and thankful that the museum can provide a place where the culinary and artistic worlds of Charleston collide into one for an evening of celebration,” said Jena Clem, special events manager at the Gibbes.

Event Details
All proceeds benefit the Gibbes Museum of Art. Note: tickets are only available for advance purchase.
• Date: May 4, 2017
• Time: 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
• Location: 135 Meeting St. Charleston, S.C. 29401
• Price: $150 for museum members/$175 for nonmembers
• Tickets: (843)722-2706 x221 or

Featured Restaurants
The Atlantic Room, Café Framboise, Cannon Green, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Coda del Pesce, Cypress, Drawing Room, Edmund’s Oast, FIG, Fish, Grill 225, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Husk, Indaco, Le Farfalle, The Macintosh, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, The Ocean Room, The Ordinary, Red Drum, Trattoria Lucca, Slightly North of Broad, The Warehouse, WildFlour Pastry.

For more information about the Gibbes Museum of Art and events, visit

About the Gibbes Museum of Art
Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Housing one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present, the museum’s mission is to enhance lives through art by engaging people of every background and experience with art and artists of enduring quality and by providing opportunities to learn, to discover, to enjoy, and to be inspired by the creative process. For more information, visit

Media Contact
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Lou Hammond Group

Top image: The Gibbes Museum of Art. Photograph by MCG Photography.

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