Charleston, SC

Art Charleston

In the heart of the Holy City, the Gibbes Museum hosts its inaugural visual arts festival

In the heart of the Holy City, the Gibbes Museum of Art hosts its first ever week-long visual arts festival, Art Charleston. A celebration of creative freedom, the new annual event is inspired by the museum’s major spring exhibition, Fighters for Freedom: William H. Johnson Picturing Justice. Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the exhibition premieres at the Gibbes before beginning its national tour. In addition, four key events will anchor the festival: the Amy P. Coy Forum (May 9), an introduction to avant-garde contemporary Southern art; Art of Design (May 10), an elegant lunch and lecture featuring nationally acclaimed author and floral designer Lewis Miller; the Soiree (May 11), a formal dining and dancing experience with cuisine by award-winning chefs; and Gibbes on the Street (May 12), a lively culinary street fair featuring a host of Charleston’s best restaurants.

Garden & Gun is proud to be the national media partner for this event.

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