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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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Pet Events: Things to do to help animals and people who love them

Wild animal art camp Some of the critters from Human Animal Rescue’s wildlife rehabilitation center in Verona will be traveling to Sewickley to strike poses for young artists at the …

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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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Kids’ cooking classes teaching next generation of chefs

Cooking Together Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley offers a variety of kids cooking classes for ages 7-10 and teen classes for ages 11-14. Alyssa Virgin, marketing and development …

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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

MAVUNO Gospel Brunch

September 29, 2018
12:00pm - 2:00pm

Celebrate the joy of beautiful music and delicious food together! Our MAVUNO Gospel Brunch will feature a bountiful buffet of soul food and a build your own bloody mary bar. With inspiring performances from Sewickley’s own St. Matthews A.M.E. Zion Church Choir and Pastor Deryck Tines & The Lemington Gospel Chorale of Pittsburgh, it will be a truly uplifting and joyous afternoon!


$35 members / $40 non-members in advance
$45 day of event


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Dance and Be Fit! Soul Line Dancing Workshop

October 20, 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
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Realities and Repercussions: Systemic Racism in America

October 13, 2018
Free Event!
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Holiday mART Mingle & Jingle Preview Party

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