SCERA Center for the Arts

745 South State Street, Orem, Utah 84097
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In 1933, Orem was a sprawling town of 3,000 struggling through the devastating effects of the Great Depression. Many had lost lifetime investments in farms and homes, and spirits were low. Concerned about the morale and well-being of their fellow citizens, a group of local leaders pooled their resources and their vision to create SCERA. They envisioned SCERA as the community’s gathering place-a place for neighbors and families to come together, create friendships, have fun, and be enriched and uplifted.