Children's art from "Art To Go" ~ an outreach program funded by Gibbes, etc.


Welcome to Arts, etc.

Arts etc. is an organization of Kiawah and Cassique women committed to supporting the arts.  Our organization was founded in 2001 as Gibbes,etc. by four remarkable women: Ellen Walkley, Ruth Baker, Ann Trees and Cathy Marino.  In the summer of 2014, we transitioned to Arts, etc.

Through this transition, we are becoming an independent charitable 501(c)(3) organization. Our purpose is to raise funds through donations and events to support the arts in the greater Charleston community. The monies we raise will be distributed at the discretion of our organization.  In recognition of our history supporting the Gibbes Museum of Art, we will maintain an interest in continuing to support the museum but we will not be limited only to the museum

Since 2001, our organization has raised over $1,300,000 to support an array of museum exhibitions and art education. The majority of the successful fund raising is realized through the acclaimed April Kiawah Art & House Tour. Learn more -- (click through to HOUSE TOUR page).

Over $120,000 has been donated to the museum to sponsor the following exhibitions this coming year as well as monies to support the museum’s capital campaign and operational needs.

The Rice Plantation Series of Alice R. H. Smith and Jonathan Green                       

Unlocking the Secrets of Jeremiah Theus with Colonial Williamsburg     

Audubon and the World of Walton Ford

Tokens of Affection: Miniature Portraits                             

Etching and the Charleston Renaissance                                        

with etching demonstration   

We are proud that proceeds from our House Tour enable us to reach a wide audience of art lovers, including many who are in the early stage of exploring their appreciation for art. Such is the case with Art to Go, an outreach art education program taught on Johns Island by Gibbes Teaching Artists. Click here to learn more.

Throughout the year, Arts, etc. features speakers and gallery tours that expand members’ perspectives and insights into art. Through  progressive dinner parties, plantation luncheons, and educational lectures, the women of Arts, etc. enrich their lives and their community. Our events seek to educate our members and to solidify our strong sense of community.

Visit our Calendar for a schedule of upcoming events.

Officers of Gibbes, etc.

President - Jeannie Dolson
Vice President -  Jodi Rush
Secretary - Marsha Gewirtzman
Treasurer – Cheryl Boswell
Events Chair - Margaret Strauss
Membership Chair - Ginny Brush
Nominating Committee Chair - Helen Patch

2014 Kiawah Art and House Tour Co-Chairs- Anne Cotton & Becky Hilstad