For Immediate Release

Contact: Amy Mercer
Marketing and Communications Manager
843-722-2706 ext. 38


Gibbes on the Street

IV Annual Street Party

(Charleston, South Carolina) – For the fourth year, the Gibbes Museum of Art will throw a street party in front of the museum at 135 Meeting Street. Gibbes on the Street will celebrate the unveiling of the People’s Choice Exhibition, 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, May 2, from 7:30 – 10pm 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 Bon Bahn Mi, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, FIG, The Glass Onion, Hank’s, The Grocery, The Macintosh, McCrady’s, Oak, Palmetto Café, Red Drum, Slightly North of Broad, Wild Olive, Sugar Bakeshop, and WildFlour Pastry. An open bar will feature Ciroc ultra premium vodka, Bulleit, and wines by Gallo.

“Art work from our permanent collection will come alive in this year’s highly anticipated Street Party. After a month of voting on the People’s Choice website, the top selections will be unveiled. Performers will breathe life into portraits, landscapes and abstract paintings, diminishing the barriers between the community and art,” said Gibbes Executive Director Angela D. Mack.

Gibbes on the Street is sponsored by U. S. Trust, William Means Christies Great Estates, Croghan’s, Carriage Properties, All Occasions, PDA, Jet Blue, and Charleston Magazine.

Tickets are $100 for museum members and $135 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online at or by calling 843-722-2706 x21. 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. 

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