Home to the Carolina Art Association, established in 1858, the Gibbes Museum of Art is recognized among the oldest arts organizations in the United States. Over the last decade, Gibbes Museum of Art gathered guests “on the Street” to be immersed in culture while enjoying delectable cuisine from 30+ local Charleston restaurants. In lieu of Gibbes on the Street, since being cancelled due to COVID-19, the museum is inviting the public to cozy up on their couches and enjoy the night with their quarantine buddy to support the museum and its culinary partners who were scheduled to participate in the annual fundraiser for the museum’s visual arts educational programs. Gibbes on the Couch plans to be one of the largest ‘non-events’ of the year on Thursday, April 30.
“Every single person has somehow been affected by COVID-19,” says Angela Mack, executive director of the Gibbes Museum of Art. “Gibbes on the Couch is going to be a night of healing, joy and companionship to remind us all that while events and social gatherings are cancelled for the time being, we are not alone. We are all in this together, and it’s important that we can lean on each other during these times.”
Participants are asked to make a donation to the Gibbes at www.gibbesmuseum.org/donate to support the museum’s educational programs. The Gibbes also invites participants to support the extraordinary local restaurants that are continuing to provide service despite COVID-19 by ordering takeout for the night. For a list of restaurant partners, visit https://bit.ly/2VW9gbk.
- Who: The Gibbes Museum of Art
- What: Gibbes on the Couch
- When: Thursday, April 30; 7:30-8:00pm – Shake your cocktails. 8:00-8:30pm – Plate your takeout. 8:30-9:00pm – Dance to your favorite living room beat.
- Where: Your couch
Participants are encouraged to share photos of the virtual event by using the hashtag #GibbesOnTheCouch on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and tag their chosen restaurant and @theGibbesmuseum. The Gibbes will be resharing favorites from the night.
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