Welcome to Arts, etc.
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 and
House Tour, we donated $25,000 to the Gibbes Museum’s Art to
Go Program and $42,500 to Engaging Creative Minds (ECM).
PRESENT From the proceeds of our successful April
2016 Art & House Tour, $80,000 is being donated to Chamber
Music Charleston and Engaging Creative Minds. The latter
includes funds directed to The Gibbes Museum’s Eye Opener
program and the College of Charleston’s Children’s Opera.
Please see the
Recipients of 2016 House Tour Funds
section of this website for detailed information.
Through our recent philanthropic focus of bringing visual,
performing and literary arts to the children of our local
community, we are making an impact that will make a
difference in children’s lives!
Our members’ generous support of the Art and House tour
--ticket purchases, sponsorships and auction bidding --
contribute to making this difference. Our business sponsors
support our focus and make that known through their generous
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.
for a schedule of upcoming events.
Officers of Arts, etc.
President – Jodi Rush
Vice President - Ginny Brush
and interim Funds Distribution Chair
- Marsha Gewirtzman
Events Chair – Susan Stallings
Membership Chair – Maureen Dabruzzi
Nominating Committee Chair –
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