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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.

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Together, with love, we can create a better tomorrow.

Dear Friends, I’m writing to you today with a heavy heart. This weekend’s tragic loss of life at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill has shaken the greater …

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Pittsburgh’s Top 10 Things To Do In November

Weeknights during the 12 Days of Holiday mart! November 27 – 29 & December 3 – 7 5:00pm – 7:00pm Shopping might make you want to drink, but if drinking …

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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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38 Pittsburgh cultural organizations granted big bucks by Bloomberg Philanthropies

Bloomberg Philanthropies dropped tens of thousands of dollars for unrestricted use on 38 organizations in the Pittsburgh arts community Thursday. Along with the big bucks, the charitable foundation also offered …

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Events Up and Coming

Heritage Valley Health System Holiday mART Jingle & Mingle Preview Party

November 24, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

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


$30 members / $35 non-members in advance
$40 day of event


Thank you to Heritage Valley Health System for being the title sponsor of the Holiday mART Jingle & Mingle Preview Party!

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Featured Events

Spin to Win

December 9, 2018
10:00am - 5:00pm
Free Event!
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Holiday mART Happy Hours – November 27

November 27, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free Event!
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Holiday mART Bake Sale

December 2, 2018
10:00am - 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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