Beverly McMahan has been an artist for more than 30 years! The Creative Cente...
The Creative Center is a non-profit community arts center for adults with developmental disabilities with the mission of fostering self-expression, self-worth and personal growth through the arts, community integration, providing cultural resources to the community, and recognizing the individual’s value and contribution.
The Creative Center is a Day Training Activity Center serving adults with developmental disabilities since 1977, licensed under the State of California Deportment of Developmental Services as Facility #547203430, a vendor of service to the Central Valley Regional Center, Inc.
Our Visual Arts department offers a dynamic combination of studio instruction, socially engaged public art projects, and exhibition opportunities in local venues, including the Jon Ginsburg Gallery at the Creative Center. This department seeks to serve the whole person and transform the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities through the arts by building self-esteem, developing motor-skills, cultivating community integration, and building social and vocational skills.
The Performing Arts program offers music instruction in keyboard, drums, and guitar ranging from classical to contemporary styles. Dance and drama classes include developing basic skills, stage presence and other vital components, as well as public performances. This includes are Creative Center Players and In House Band.
The Life Skills/Enrichment program is training offered to our clients to encourage the development of independence and everyday living skills. These include computer training, health and fitness, mathematics, reading, and gardening.