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In addition to educational programming, Sweetwater provides cultural programming that is open to the public and offered for free or for a nominal cost - including musical performances, educational lectures, and exhibitions featuring local, regional, national, and international artists. Through gallery exhibitions, educational programming, and fundraising events, Sweetwater supports over 300 emerging and professional artists, musicians, and teachers throughout the region annually.

On November 30, Sweetwater will kick off the holiday season in style with the Jingle & Mingle Holiday mART Preview Party! Our Holiday mART pop-up boutique features finely crafted one-of-a-kind handmade gifts for sale from December 1 through December 9.

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From its home on Broad Street, Sweetwater seeks a wider audience

Since it opened in 1975, Sweetwater Center for the Arts has been evolving to meet the needs of its members and community. Now it’s poised to take a giant step …

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Jack White Tribute Show, at James Street, Gives Back to Sweetwater Center Arts Fund on Oct. 28 

Halloween season is the perfect time to put on a tribute or cover show, because everyone’s in the mood to dress up and become someone new, even for a night. …

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Sweetwater launches “Advocates for Art” 2017 Campaign

Our campaign to raise $60k in 60 days is more than just reaching this year’s financial goals. It is an investment in the future of children and families in our …

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Sweetwater Voted “Best Way to Find Your Art”

Thank you Pittsburgh Magazine Editors for recognizing Sweetwater as the “Best Way to Find Your Art” Best Way to Find Your Art SWEETWATER CENTER FOR THE ARTS Feeling uninspired? Take your …

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Events Up and Coming

Holiday mART Jingle & Mingle Preview Party

November 30, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm

This dazzling soiree kicks off Sweetwater’s annual favorite, Holiday mART! Guests have an exclusive first glimpse and a chance to buy finely crafted, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts while toasting to another wonderful holiday season. Join us for this festive evening of hors d’oeuvres, wine & holiday cheer!

$30/members, $35/non-members, $40/day of

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Featured Events

Holiday mART Jingle & Mingle Preview Party

November 30, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm
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Let the Men Cook! during Sewickley’s Light Up Night

December 1, 2017
5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Holiday mART Spin to Win!

December 9, 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Free Event!
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When you or a family member is looking to take an art class, view an exhibition, or attend a cultural event, where do you turn? If you're like most in our community, you go to Sweetwater Center for the Arts.

$1,000 provides enough materials to fund a semester-long community outreach program.
$500 allows two senior citizens to take an oil painting class.
$250 provides enough clay for every student in an 8-week ceramics class.
$200 will send a child to summer camp for a week.
$100 provides the food for a culinary workshop.
$50 provides materials for two weeks of painting camps.

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