Annual Events

Sweetwater's Annual Open House & Artist Reception
Friday, March 1, 2013, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Sweetwater for its annual Open House, which coincides with the artist reception for Sweetwater's Annual Student & Instructor Exhibition featured in the Balcony Gallery. Sweetwater instructors will be on hand to provide demonstrations and hands-on activities in a variety of art media for the whole family to enjoy. Observe professional artists paint and draw, learn to throw a clay pot on the ceramics wheel, and explore everything your local art center has to offer and how you can become involved!
Sweetwater Center for the Arts

Summer Music Series
Friday, June 14, 21 and 28, 2013
Stroll through the Village on Friday nights in the summer and enjoy warm weather, shopping at local boutiques, delicious food & live music in the center of town! Bring a chair or blanket for a night of impressive music performed by some of the area's brightest musicians!
Wolcott Park (gazebo at Broad and Beaver Streets)
*In case of rain, concert will be held at Sweetwater.

MAVUNO Festival
Mid-September through early-November, 2012
Sweetwater's annual MAVUNO Festival is an African American performing and visual arts festival. MAVUNO, translated as "first fruit" in Swahili, will begin at the start of the Fall/Harvest season. From mid-September through early-November, the MAVUNO festival features a wide range of performances, workshops, a visual art exhibition, and much more in celebration of the African American voice and vision of the region.
Various Locations

Holiday mART
December 1 - December 8, 2013
Sweetwater is celebrating its 19th annual holiday sale of handcrafted, unique works created by local and national artisans. This year we have invited a number of bright new artists to showcase their wares, along with some of our favorites from previous years. Holiday mART is a Sewickley tradition and includes a large selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art and much more!
Sweetwater Center for the Arts

Sweet Jazz Music Series
Every Friday in February
Back by popular demand, Sweetwater will host its 9th annual Sweet Jazz Music Series every Friday night in February 2013! Join us on Friday evenings from 7:00-9:00 p.m. for great music and complimentary refreshments, wine, and hors d’oeuvres in Sweetwater’s intimate night club setting. Each week brings you amazing talent in a different jazz style.
Sweetwater Center for the Arts
Members: $10 in advance/ $12 on the day of the event.
Non-members: $15 in advance/ $18 on the day of the event.