April 30, 2024

Remembering Carrie Burns Brown: A Pioneer in the Greenville Arts Community

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Jess Abbott
Chief Executive Officer
Greenville Center for Creative Arts

Remembering Carrie Burns Brown: A Pioneer in the Greenville Arts Community

Greenville, South Carolina – April 25, 2024 – The Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) mourns the loss of Carrie Burns Brown, a cherished Founder whose pioneering spirit and unwavering dedication transformed the arts landscape in Greenville and beyond. Carrie passed away after a courageous battle with severe COPD, leaving behind a profound legacy that will forever inspire and shape the future of GCCA.

Carrie Burns Brown was more than just a founder of GCCA; she was the driving force behind its establishment and success. Her passion for the arts, coupled with her visionary leadership, laid the foundation for GCCA to become the vibrant hub of creativity it is today. Without Carrie’s vision and tireless efforts, GCCA would not exist, and countless artists would not have had the opportunity to thrive and grow in our community.

In recognition of Carrie’s immense contributions, GCCA is proud to announce that the Art School will be named in her honor: the Carrie Burns Brown Art School at GCCA. This tribute is a testament to Carrie’s lasting impact on the arts community and her commitment to fostering creativity and artistic expression in Greenville and beyond.

“Carrie Burns Brown wasn’t just a visionary; she was the heartbeat of the Greenville arts community, and her legacy will forever ignite the creative spirits of generations to come,” expressed Jess Abbott, CEO at GCCA. “Her unwavering dedication, boundless passion, and inspiring leadership have left an indelible mark on us all. It’s with profound gratitude and a deep sense of honor that we name the Carrie Burns Brown Art School at GCCA, ensuring her memory lives on in every stroke of paint created within these walls.”

Carrie’s service will be held on May 10, 2024, at 11AM at Greenville Center for Creative Arts, located at 101 Abney Street followed by a reception to celebrate her life and legacy.  For more information about Carrie Burns Brown’s life and legacy, please visit:

About GCCA:
The Greenville Center for Creative Arts (GCCA) is a nonprofit community art center dedicated to inspiring, engaging, and enriching the community through the arts. Located in the heart of Greenville, GCCA offers a wide range of classes, workshops, exhibitions, and events for artists of all ages and skill levels.