Who We Are
We are a Columbia, PA based art studio, gallery and education center.
The Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts was established in 2011 to promote the creative arts in South Central Pennsylvania and the surrounding region. Located at 224 Locust Street in Columbia, PA, the SCCA is centrally located to Dauphin, Lancaster and York Counties. The SCCA is in close proximity to Baltimore, New York City and Washington D.C. The center houses art studios for ceramics, sculpture, painting and printmaking as well as other traditional and experimental media. The center has three exhibition spaces, which will accommodate small works to large multi media installations.
Our mission is to promote the creative arts through education, exhibition and performance opportunities, community outreach, workshops, and residency programs. In addition, the Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts creates promotes interdisciplinary projects for all age groups.
A special interest is outreach to schoolchildren who live in a community where the arts are underserved. Our objective is to create an environment where children and adults can discover and explore creativity in a variety of media.
The center offers internships for high school and college students.
Past interns have worked on space renovations, exhibition design, curatorial duties, development of promotional materials, web design, logo design, daily operations and artist’s assistants.
The Susquehanna Center for the Creative Arts has sponsored art exhibitions, music, and poetry readings by some of the regions and nations leading artists including: Jeremy Friedly, Donald Forsyth, James Fuhrman, Carol Galligan, Claire Giblin, Gary Greenberg, Billy Guilford, Douglas Herren, Jim Lard, Leslie McGrath, Fred Metz, David Mura, Don Nakamura, Janette Toth Musser, Robert Troxell, Shawn Williams, Matt Wilt and Kensuke Yamada. Notable exhibitions are: The Handprint Identity Project – An exchange between Artists and Poets, curated by Milt Friedly, Leslie McGrath and E. Ethelbert Miller; and Show Clay, curated by Kathryn Narrow.
The SCCA has hosted exhibitions for graduating seniors from Elizabethtown and Franklin and Marshall Colleges. The center takes a special interest in creating opportunities for emerging and established artists.
We participate in the Fourth Friday Gallery Walk and other Cultural Events for the Borough of Columbia. The center is at the heart of artistic expression for the region.