"Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts"

About Blue Ridge Arts Center (BRAC)


The art center is maintained by the Blue Ridge Arts Council, a volunteer-run, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. We are a membership-based organization offering shows, events, education and promotional opportunities to our members – a diverse group of artists from all walks of life and skill levels.

BRAC is sustained by its generous members, volunteers, donors and sponsors. We are actively seeking new opportunities in the future.


Blue Ridge Arts Center is committed to “Bringing Art to the People and People to the Arts”. We offer opportunities for artists to show their work in our gallery throughout the year, including an Annual Members’ Show, Juried Exhibition and various themed/invitational shows. Our classroom studio offers space for members and the community to participate in art classes, painting groups, artist demonstrations, events and meetings. The art center also houses an art library which is available to our membership and provides art reference books, videos and instructional materials in various mediums.


The Blue Ridge Arts Center is located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains at 111 East South 2nd Street in the historic district of Seneca, South Carolina.

Our gallery is housed in the city’s oldest church structure (c.1882), which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Additions to the original church building allow us to house our permanent art collection, offices and classroom spaces.

Gallery Hours

Wednesday1:00pm – 4:00pm
Thursday1:00pm – 4:00pm
Friday1:00pm – 4:00pm
Saturday10:00am – 1:00pm
*During active shows only.

Contact Information

Board of Directors

  • Debbie Rote – President
  • Michelle Winnie – Vice President
  • Alex Vassey – Treasurer
  • Linda Parsons – Secretary
  • Glenn Abbott – Member-at-Large
  • Larry Bennett – Member-at-Large
  • Chris Cartledge – Member-at-Large
  • Nanine Hartzenbusch-Fox – Member-at-Large
  • Laura Havran – Member-at-Large
  • Julie Lamp – Member-at-Large
  • Den Latham – Member-at-Large
  • Donna O’Hara – Member-at-Large
  • Amy Royal – Member-at-Large
  • Kris Saracelli – Member-at-Large
  • Clem Watson – Member-at-Large
Blue Ridge Arts Center • 111 East South 2nd Street, Seneca, SC 29672
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Friday (1-4pm) & Saturday (10am-1pm)

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