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

 

Welcome to Arts, etc.

HISTORY

Arts etc. is an organization of Kiawah and Cassique women committed to supporting the arts. It was founded in 2001 as Gibbes,etc., an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum of Art, by four Kiawah women: Ellen Walkley, Ruth Baker, Ann Trees and Cathy Marino.

As Gibbes, etc. our organization raised more than $1,200,000 for the Museum in Gibbes memberships and through proceeds from the acclaimed Kiawah Art and House Tour. Our donations supported a wide variety of Museum exhibits as well as Art to Go, a Gibbes program that provides teaching artists who work with students and their art teachers to create hands-on projects that enhance the art curriculum.

During the summer of 2014 we became an independent 501(c)(3) organization renamed Arts, etc. Our purpose is to raise funds through events and donations to support the arts in the greater Charleston community.

In 2015, as a result of funds raised from our annual Art & House Tour, we donated $25,000 to the Gibbes Museum’s Art to Go Program and $42,500 to Engaging Creative Minds (ECM).

From the proceeds of our April 2016 Art & House Tour, $80,000 was donated to Chamber Music Charleston and Engaging Creative Minds. The latter included funds directed to The Gibbes Museum’s Eye Opener program and the College of Charleston’s Children’s Opera.


PRESENT

From Our April 2017 Art & House Tour was our most successful to date. $90,750 will be directed to organizations who will bring the arts to students on Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. These organizations include Chamber Music Charleston, Engaging Creative Minds, the Gibbes Museum and the College of Charleston’s Children’s Opera and Camp Inspire. For more information on the specific high impact programs we will support please see 2017 Art & House Tour Funds Recipients.

GOALS OF ARTS, ETC.
Through our philanthropic focus of bringing visual, performing and literary arts to the young people of our local community, we will make a difference in their lives.

Our members’ generous support of the Art & House tour –ticket and raffle purchases and sponsorships -- contribute to making this difference. Our business sponsors support our focus and make that known through their generous donations.

Throughout the year, Arts, etc. features speakers and gallery tours that expand members’ perspectives and insights into art. Through events, educational lectures and Art & Wine afternoons, the women of Arts, etc. seek to educate ourselves and to solidify our strong sense of community.


Click here for FAQs, Frequently Asked Questions. Learn more about Arts, etc. including joining and the opportunities and responsibilities of membership.

Officers of Arts, etc.

President - Ginny Brush

Vice President – Kathleen Wright
Secretary - Wilma deZanger
Treasurer – Connie Gentzler
Events Chair –
Anne Cotton
Membership Chair – Maureen Dabruzzi
Nominating Committee Chair – Jodi Rush
 

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