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About Us

Mission Statement
The mission of Sweetwater Center for the Arts is to enrich the lives of children and adults in the communities we serve by providing excellence in arts education and cultural programming.

History
Sweetwater began as a grass-roots effort developed by community residents.  It offered a small number of classes in the fine arts and crafts for residents in the area west of Pittsburgh.  After receiving nonprofit and certified teaching institute status in 1974, Sweetwater began operating as a full-service arts education facility in 1975, when Sweetwater opened its doors.  In 1987, Sweetwater moved from a small Victorian house into its current space, located in the old Sewickley Post Office building, where it is uniquely situated on the periphery of Pittsburgh with easy access to many areas that do not traditionally have access to quality cultural programs.

SPRING BUILDING HOURS: (March - May)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 1:00-9:30 p.m.
Friday: 1:00-8:30 p.m.
Saturday: 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Sunday: Closed
(Friday & Saturday closing time may vary)

SUMMER BUILDING HOURS: (June - August)
Monday-Friday: 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Evening and weekend office hours pending class schedule


BUILDING CLOSED:
April 18-20, 2014: Spring Break
May 23, 2014: Building open 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
May 24-26, 2014: Memorial Day weekend
July 4-6, 2014: Independence Day weekend
August 30-September 1, 2014: Labor Day weekend

Public Transportation: Port Authority serves Sewickley Borough with Bus Routes 14 - Ohio Valley and 21 - Coraopolis. For customer service and schedule information, call 412.442.2000 or visit Port Authority Website at www.portauthority.org.

Parking: Free parking is available in our lot located in the rear of the building, along both sides of Bank Street, and along the right side of Broad Street.

Accessibility:  Sweetwater welcomes individuals with disabilities to our facility and to participate in our various programs. Sweetwater is accessible to persons with limited mobility on both the lower and upper levels. Sweetwater’s gallery, located on the mezzanine, is not accessible for with limited mobility.  Accessible entrances include the Bank Street entrance (lower level) and Sweetwater’s parking lot entrance (upper level).  Reserved parking is available for people with disabilities on Bank Street and in Sweetwater’s parking lot.  For inquiries concerning programming accommodations, please contact Gretchen Fatula at 412-741-4405 or gfatula@sweetwaterartcenter.org. Large print materials are available upon request.

 


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