Frequently Asked Questions



What is 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.


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.


Why should I join?


Arts, etc. is an excellent way to support the arts in the Charleston community and increase your insight into various dimensions of artistic expression. While we are best known for our April Kiawah Art and House Tour, our events throughout the year—luncheons, gallery tours, art and gatherings, etc. — provide an educational opportunity to learn from local and regional experts while getting better acquainted with others in our community.


How do I join?


Visit our website, click on “Join Arts, etc.” from the menu bar.  Just follow the links to download and print a membership form.  Our Membership Chair, Maureen Dabruzzi, can help you with any questions, so do not hesitate to call (843-768-2347) or email her (


What is expected of Arts, etc. members?


Members are expected to contribute to the success of the organization by purchasing a ticket to the Art and House Tour or through a donation or sponsorship.  We encourage members to volunteer for the Art and House Tour or to serve on other committees.  


Who does Arts, etc. support?


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.  Visit our website, to learn more about the exciting programs these organizations provide and see why we support them.


We hope you will join us in making a difference in our community!