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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 in historic Charleston, S.C. The Gibbes houses one of the foremost collections of American Art from the 18th century to the present. The Gibbes is currently undergoing major renovations and will reopen in the spring of 2016. The renovated museum will properly showcase its extensive collections and will feature an admission-free ground floor, providing a place to watch artists at work in studios and stroll through a world-class garden.

135 Meeting Street | Charleston, SC | 29401