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Gibbes Street Party: Caribbean Edition

Street Party 2019, MCG Photography

Street Party 2019, MCG Photography

This event is CANCELED in accordance with current public health precautions.

PLEASE NOTE: Over the past ten years, and now into its 11th year, the annual Gibbes on the Street Party has become an indelible part of our community. Its success has been in large part due to the renowned local chefs we collaborate with. It is therefore with a heavy heart, and in an effort to flatten the curve, we have decided to cancel this year’s celebration. Furthermore, we recognize and are pained by the disruption and anxiety the current public health crisis is causing many of our partners and want to show our support. We’ve created a list of offerings from restaurants who had planned to participate. Please join us in supporting them at this difficult time. Click here for information on how you can help show your support for Charleston’s world class culinary community.

Event Description:

Since 2010, the Gibbes Museum of Art has celebrated the power of taking art to the streets with a fabulous one-night-only event that also celebrates Charleston’s extraordinary culinary scene. This year, for Charleston’s 350th anniversary, our chefs will honor Charleston’s historic connection to the foodways and culture of Barbados and the Caribbean.

In the first decades of its settlement, the majority of Carolina’s population came from Barbados, including sugarcane planters set on expanding north, and the enslaved Africans and indigenous people on whose labor they depended. Today, these influences are evident in Charleston’s architecture, its people, and its cuisine. The street will resemble a colorful Caribbean festival with Bajan-inspired dishes and entertainment. Enjoy savories and sweets from more than 30 local restaurants, an open bar, live music, and signature cocktails. this event is an official selection of Charleston 350.

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