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Art of Design

April 26, 2023 @ 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Gibbes Museum of Art


Art of Design 2023 is SOLD OUT!
Please click here to add your name to the wait list. You will be contacted should space become available.

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Art of Design is one of Charleston’s most iconic events of the year. Kicking off Art Charleston week, the luncheon and lecture has garnered national media coverage and become Charleston’s most sought-out ticket due to the world-renowned experts we bring to our city to present on a variety of design themes. Previous speakers include Hamish Bowles, Eva Chen, Vern Yip, Cathy Horyn, Melissa Biggs Bradley, Carolyne Roehm, Plum Sykes, Andrew Prince, Clea Shearer and Joanna Teplin of The Home Edit, and Lewis Miller, who launched Flower Flash in New York City during the pandemic.

Carrying on in the tradition of excellent programming, our 2023 featured presenter is United Talent Agency (UTA) partner, creative director, and leading contemporary art collector Arthur Lewis. One of the largest talent agencies in Hollywood representing some of the biggest names in entertainment, UTA has expanded into the visual arts by luring major contemporary artists from around the world such as Titus Kaphar, Ai Weiwei and Enrique Martinez Celaya to their Artist Space gallery in Beverly Hills. With a new UTA satellite office now opening in Atlanta, charismatic Lewis stands poised to make a definitive impact on the art scene in the South.
A New Orleans native, Lewis is a member of the Board of Governors for Otis College of Art and Design and on the Boards of amfAR, Prospect New Orleans and USC Roski School of Art and Design. Additionally, he is a member of the National Advisory Committee for The New Orleans African American Museum and is a Global council member for the Studio Museum in Harlem.
Prior to UTA, Lewis previously served as Executive Vice President of the New York Design Office for Kohl’s, where he oversaw product design and development. Lewis has also held executive leadership roles at HSN, Hautelook, and Gap Inc., where he focused on brand management, merchandising and product development. Lewis, who spends his time between Los Angeles and Atlanta, is a tireless advocate for artists and the arts community at large.
A sell-out event each year, Art of Design supports exhibitions and educational programming for the Gibbes, the only art museum in Charleston and the third largest cultural venue in South Carolina. Don’t miss your opportunity to join other supporters at the luncheon in the Gibbes’ Lenhardt Garden, April 26.

Tickets: $150

Thank you to Art of Design corporate sponsors Lou Hammond Group, Rhodes Boutique, and Jahde Leather Atelier