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Gibbes Museum of Art to Host Lively Culinary Street Fair During Art Charleston 2022

Street view with restaurant booths along the sidewalk

The Gibbes Museum of Art is bringing back the aromas, sights and sounds that are unique to Gibbes on the Street, a culinary street fair being held on Thursday, May 12. Over 15 renowned restaurants from all corners of Charleston will serve their most delectable dishes at the festival held on Meeting Street, backdropped by the Gibbes’ Beaux-Arts style façade. In addition to food, there will be an open bar and live music. This lively event is part of the Gibbes’ inaugural visual art festival, Art Charleston, happening May 9-13.

Art Charleston will be a weeklong celebration inspired by the museum’s major spring exhibition, Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice, on display at the Gibbes through August 7, 2022. In addition to Gibbes on the Street, the Amy P. Coy Forum, Art of Design and Soirée will anchor the week’s activities. For more information on Art Charleston, visit

“The events that make up Art Charleston will all celebrate creative freedom,” says Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes Museum of Art. “At this street party, we will celebrate the city’s extraordinary culinary scene and the artists behind the remarkable food in Charleston. By bringing the community together and providing this opportunity of discovery, fun and overall inspiration, we will celebrate the creative freedom we all enjoy under a beautiful Charleston night sky.”

Event Details

  • Date: May 12, 2022
  • Time: 8:00 – 10:00 p.m., 7:30 p.m. for sponsors
  • Location: 135 Meeting St. Charleston, S.C. 29401
  • Price: $175 for museum members and $200 for nonmembers
  • Tickets are available for advance purchase by visiting

Featured Restaurants

Babas on Cannon, Brasserie La Banque, Charleston Grill, Chez Nous, Circa 1886, , Edmund’s Oast, Estadio, Girl Next Dough, Hall’s Chophouse, Husk, Jackrabbit Filly, Le Farfalle, Malagón, Oak Steakhouse,  Salthouse and The Drifter.

Event Sponsors

BoomTown, Carriage Properties, Croghan’s Jewel Box, Explore Charleston, Francis Marion Hotel, The Loutrel, NoSho, Publix, The Cassina Group, The Dewberry, The Peninsula of Charleston, UBS Financial Services, Gretchen Cuddy Floral Designs, MCG Photography, MIX, Palmetto Parking, Party Reflections, Snyder Events and Technical Event Company.

For photos of past events, visit

Published May 3, 2022

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