For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Mercer
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843-722-2706 ext. 38


The Gibbes Museum of Art Hits the Street May 12 for Gibbes on the Street: Framing the Future

A Street Party Celebration

(April 6, 2011 - Charleston, SC) – Gibbes on the Street: Framing the Future is the title of this year’s street party that celebrates the artists and art lovers who bring the Gibbes community to life.
For the second year in a row, the Gibbes Museum of Art will take over a section of Meeting Street between Cumberland and Queen and throw a party in front of the beautiful Beaux Arts building at 135 Meeting Street. The party is slated for Thursday, May 12, from 7:30 to 10:00 pm.

Guests will enjoy a melding of the visual and culinary arts as Charleston’s most celebrated restaurants come together to offer “street food” beyond compare. The colorful party will feature an open bar, a special performance by Charleston Ballet Theatre, dancing in the street, and a ticket giveaway courtesy of Southwest Airlines. Participating restaurants include Bacco, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, FIG, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, Slightly North of Broad, and Trattoria Lucca with sweets provided by Macaroon Boutique and WildFlour Pastry.

“This year the street party is a celebration of the museum’s important contribution to Charleston’s artistic legacy as well as the launch of our exciting vision for the future. We are on the cusp of a major leap forward for Charleston’s creative community and we encourage everyone to take part in the festivities,” said Gibbes Executive Director Angela D. Mack.

Gibbes on the Street: Framing the Future is sponsored by U. S. Trust, William Means Real Estate, All Occasions, Production Design Associates, Southern Wine and Spirits, and Moet Hennessy USA.

Tickets are $100 for museum members and $135 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 843-722-2706 x22. Tickets must be purchased in advance and all ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age.

Established as the Carolina Art Association in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art opened its doors to the public in 1905. 

Located in Charleston’s historic district, the Gibbes houses a premier collection of over 10,000 works of fine art, principally American works with a Charleston or Southern connection and presents special exhibitions annually. In addition, the museum offers an extensive complement of public programming and educational outreach initiatives.

As the aesthetic heart of the Lowcountry, the Gibbes serves the community by stimulating creative expression, increasing economic vitality through tourism, and improving the region’s superb quality of life.

135 Meeting Street * Charleston, SC * 29401