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Gibbes on the Street Presents: La Belle Epoque In Charleston

Photo Credit: Gibbes Museum of Art

Photo Credit: Gibbes Museum of Art

The sixth annual Gibbes on the Street party on Thursday, May 7, 2015 will feature French inspired cuisine, live music, and entertainment al fresco. Charleston’s Meeting Street will be host to the festivities inspired by La Belle Epoque transforming the street into the “golden age” of Paris. A classic example of the architecture of the period, the Gibbes Museum’s Beaux-Arts building, will  serve as the backdrop for the celebration.

Photo Credit: MCG Photography

Photo Credit: MCG Photography

“This year’s event will highlight the connection between art created in the south and that of the European masters. The Gibbes beaux-arts building was created during this glorious time and after more than 100 years, the renovations will restore the museum to its original beauty. Gibbes on the Street provides us the opportunity to celebrate Charleston’s finest restaurants in the middle of the historic district, with the backdrop of a great institution in the making,” says Angela Mack, Executive Director of the Gibbes Museum of Art.

The highlight of the evening will be festive fare from Charleston’s finest restaurants. Mickey Bakst, General Manager of Charleston Grill, organizes the participants in the Street Party each year. ” The Street Party is unconditionally the best party of the year! All restauranteurs love doing this event,” says Bakst. Top chefs will delight diners with delicacies inspired by the Escoffier and traditional French cuisine.

 Participating Restaurants:
Brasserie Gigi, Baguette Magic, Caviar & Bananas, Charleston Grill, Christophe Artisan Chocolatier-Patissier, Circa 1886, Cypress, Edmund’s Oast, FIG, Goat.Sheep.Cow, The Grocery, Halls Chophouse, McCrady’s, Oak Steakhouse, The Obstinate Daughter, 167 Raw, Rue De Jean, Saveurs Du Monde, Slightly North of Broad, WildFlour Pastry, and Wild Olive. Guests will enjoy a full bar with featured libations from Cîroc and Bulleit.

WHEN:  Thursday, May 7, 2015 from 7:30  – 10 p.m.

Angela Mack, Rhett Outten, and Jonathon Green (Photo Credit: MCG Photography)

Angela Mack, Rhett Outten, and Jonathon Green (Photo Credit: MCG Photography)

WHERE:
In front of the Gibbes Museum of Art
135 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401
Ph. 843-2706

TICKETS:

Tickets are $150 for museum members and $175 for non-members. Please click here to purchase tickets,  or call  843-722-2706 ext. 21. Tickets must be purchased in advance and all ticket holders must be at least 21 years of age. The event will be held rain or shine. All proceeds benefit the Gibbes Museum of Art.

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