Short Center North

 Short Center North (SCN) was developed in 1978 as an arts-based program for adults with developmental disabilities. SCN offers several opportunities to develop life skills, form meaningful friendships, and become more involved with the community. This center is truly a treasure in the art community. SCN is more than a place to go — it is a way of life for our clients; it is where adults with developmental disabilities share a culture and a lifestyle beyond their wildest dreams.

Many have seen SCN art at such diverse venues as the Crocker Art Museum, the California State Fair, the State Capitol, public mural installations, as well as countless galleries and businesses throughout the Central Valley region. Verge Gallery recently showcased over 35 years of Short Center North artwork, which was the largest DDSO exhibition. Outside of the area, art exhibitions include the Ames Gallery in Berkeley, the Outsider Art Fair in New York City and the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore.


2331 St. Marks Way, Sacramento CA 95864

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John Berger, Program Director
(916) 973-1951
(916) 973-1965
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