For Immediate Release

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


Gibbes on the Street Party

East Meets West

The Gibbes Museum of art’s biggest bash of the year is officially on the calendar for May 1, 2014. The 5th Annual Gibbes on the Street Party will transform Meeting Street into a multi-cultural bazaar with culinary delights! Imagine a marketplace perfumed with the scents and spices of delicious treats, and bejeweled with richly dyed textiles and glittering lights. Enjoy delicious food from Charleston’s top chefs, an open bar, and dancing under the stars.

“The Street Party is always an extraordinary event and this year promises to be even better than the last! Thanks to the hard work of Charleston Grill’s Mickey Bakst and Executive Chef Michelle Weaver, the fifth annual Street Party will feature savory dishes from twenty of Charleston’s finest restaurants. Join us for this remarkable event,” Says Gibbes Museum Executive Director Angela Mack.

Participating restaurants include: Butcher & Bee, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, FIG, The Glass Onion, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Kitchen 208, The Macintosh, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, Penninsula Grill, Slightly North of Broad, WildFlour pastry, and The Obstinate Daughter. Guests will enjoy libations from Cîroc Ultra Premium, Bulleit Bourbon, and Canyon Road Winery. Cypress Executive Chef Craig Deihl has participated in the Street Party for 4 years.
“I enjoy branching out of our kitchen. We get to create fun and crazy food that the museum patrons love. It\'s a unique fundraiser for the Gibbes that I look forward to supporting each year,” says Deihl.

Gibbes on the Street is sponsored by U. S. Trust, Carriage Properties, All Occasions, PDA, and Charleston Magazine.

Tickets are $125 for museum members and $150 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