Art Charleston

The Gibbes Museum of Art welcomes you to Art Charleston, April 23–27, 2025. Designed to innovate, elevate, and cultivate Charleston’s thriving arts culture, this annual festival exemplifies “Art is the Reason.”

A 5-day focus on the visual arts with signature events, unique experiences, artist lectures, panel discussions, gallery walks, professional workshops, and exhibition tours led by experts, Art Charleston is our city’s premier visual arts event. Launched in 2022, Art Charleston successfully raised over $800k and generated another $200K in ticket sales to benefit educational programing at the Gibbes. In turn, Art Charleston has invested more than $500,000 in support to local vendors and businesses.

Art Charleston enhances the cultural landscape through immersion in the visual arts and highlights the Gibbes as a place where strong and diverse human stories are expressed through the arts.

  • Art of Design

    Wednesday, April 23, 2025




    One of Charleston’s most iconic events of the year, the Art of Design luncheon features internationally renowned experts in the world of design, including exquisite home interiors, fashion, gardening and florals, art collecting, and event and party planning. Set against the backdrop of the Gibbes’ classical European-style garden, 350 guests mingle at the beautifully styled, seated luncheon featuring multiple courses prepared by Salthouse Catering, wine pairings, lively conversation, and Instagram-worthy décor. As the Women’s Council’s signature fundraiser, Art of Design has raised $900,000 since its inception over a decade ago to support engaging educational programming and transformative museum exhibitions.

  • Gibbes on the Street

    Thursday, April 24, 2025


    Experience Charleston’s world-renowned culinary scene under the stars. This one-of-a-kind evening transforms Meeting Street into a foodie’s delight. Featuring top chefs, an open bar, live music, and surprise entertainment, we invite you to experience one of the city’s busiest streets magically cast as an enviable dining and entertaining hotspot.

  • Artisan Fair

    Sunday, April 27, 2025


    The week ends with our third annual Artisan Fair: a curated market where local artisans not only showcase their creative processes but also sell their works. The Artisan Fair is free and open to the public, and all purchases go directly to the artisans. Free and open to the public.