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The Gibbes Museum of Art Takes it to the Street for Renovation Celebration

Annual Street Party Slated for Thursday, April 19

(Charleston, South Carolina) – For the third year, the Gibbes Museum of Art will throw a street party in front of the museum at 135 Meeting Street. Gibbes on the Street: Renovation Celebration will celebrate the museum’s future renovation plans and invite patrons to enjoy an evening of food, fun, and music in the middle of Meeting Street. The festivities will take place on Thursday, April 19 from 8:00 – 10:30pm on Meeting Street between Cumberland and Queen.

Guests will enjoy a melding of the visual and culinary arts with savories and sweets provided by Charleston’s most celebrated chefs. Participating restaurants and purveyors include Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, FIG, Hank’s, The Macintosh, McCrady’s, Next Door, Roots Ice Cream, Slightly North of Broad, Trattoria Lucca, Wild Olive, and WildFlour Pastry. An open bar will feature Ciroc ultra premium vodka and wines by The Rutherford Ranch Winery.

“Our street party always surprises and delights all who attend. This year we’ll have our party hard hats on as we begin to envision the beautifully restored Beaux Art building,” said Gibbes Executive Director Angela D. Mack.

Gibbes on the Street: Renovation Celebration is sponsored by U. S. Trust, William Means Real Estate, Carriage Properties, All Occasions, Production Design Associates, Ciroc, Rutherford Ranch Winery, and Local Palate magazine.

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. The event will be held rain or shine.

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