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Gibbes Museum Hosts Charleston’s Top Chefs at Annual Street Party

Gibbes on the Street 2016

For Immediate Release

CHARLESTON, S.C., May 2, 2016 – In a city recognized for its exceptional cuisine and charming architecture, only one event combines both: the Gibbes Museum of Art’s Annual Street Party. On May 12, the soon-to-be-reopened Gibbes Museum of Art will serve as the backdrop of the Street Party while guests enjoy dishes and drinks created exclusively for the event from 27 of Charleston’s finest restaurants.

“The Street Party is absolutely the best party of the year,” said Mickey Bakst, general manager of Charleston Grill. “Chefs eagerly look forward to the event because of the sheer energy of the street and the enthusiasm of all those who come.”

This year’s theme is “The Year of the Gibbes” and will evoke the imperial dynasty of the Forbidden City, surrounding guests in gleaming gold and vibrant red, accompanied by floating lanterns and traditional drumming. Participating chefs will create a festive Chinese-inspired menu, including roasted duck, sweet and sour seafood salad and chargrilled Kung Pao chicken.

“As we ready ourselves for reopening of the Gibbes on May 28, the Street Party is an opportunity to celebrate change and renewal—all complemented by Charleston’s best chefs,” said Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes Museum of Art. “Guests can meet James Beard Award winning chefs, experience traditional Chinese entertainment and mingle under the stars.”

Event Details
All proceeds benefit the Gibbes Museum of Art. Note: tickets are only available for advance purchase.
• Date: May 12, 2016
• Time: 7:30 – 10:00 p.m.
• Location: 135 Meeting St. Charleston, S.C. 29401
• Price: $150 for museum members/$175 for nonmembers
• Tickets: 843.722.2706 x221 or http://www.gibbesmuseum.org/programs-events/gibbes-on-the-street-year-of-the-gibbes/29

Featured Restaurants
Featured restaurants include: The Atlantic Room, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Circa 1886, Cypress, Drawing Room, Edmund’s Oast, Fat Hen, FIG, Fish, Cafe Framboise, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, Hank’s, Husk, Indaco, The Macintosh, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, The Obstinate Daughter, The Ocean Room, The Ordinary, Peninsula Grill, Slightly North of Broad, Wild Olive, and WildFlour Pastry.

Editor’s Note: For photos of last year’s Street Party and event details, visit www.gibbesstreetparty.wordpress.com

About the Gibbes Museum of Art
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 reopens on May 28. The renovated museum will showcase an extensive collection 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. For more information, visit www.gibbesmuseum.org/about.

Hannah Nuccio
Lou Hammond & Associates
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(843) 410-5306


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