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The History of Arts, etc.

Founded in 2001 as Gibbes, etc., an auxiliary group of the Gibbes Museum, the organization raised more than $1,200,000 for the Museum in Gibbes memberships and through proceeds from the Kiawah Art & House Tour. The donations supported a wide variety of Museum exhibits as well as visual arts education programs for students.

Reorganized as Arts, etc. in 2014, the organization became independent and expanded its support to include visual, performing and literary arts.  It has since donated $425,550 from the proceeds of the acclaimed Kiawah Art & House Tour to area organizations that provide arts programming to K-12 youth in Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. The organization hosts expert speakers and arranges gallery tours to expand members’ perspectives and insights into the arts.  Through these events the women of Arts, etc. enhance their knowledge of the arts and strengthen relationships with local arts organizations.  Arts, etc. is deservedly proud of its reputation as a dynamic force in the local arts community.