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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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Sweetwater adds music nights to Mavuno event

Relax to classic jazz melodies or enjoy soulful blues tunes each Friday night in October as Sweetwater Center for the Arts transforms into a nightclub — complete with dim lights …

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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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Events Up and Coming

Sweetwater Presents: The Lone Pine String Band

July 27, 2018

The Lone Pine String Band, a five piece string band will be performing a concert at Sweetwater Center for the Arts on Friday, July 27, 2018. Based in Pittsburgh, the band focuses on old-time, traditional Appalachian style fiddle tunes, square dances, reel, hornpipes, hoots, and hollars, and keeping alive the legacy of authentic American roots music from the hills and mountains.

Tickets: $20 members/ $25 non-members


This event coincides with Mountain Muse, an exhibition feature art from the Appalachian Mountain region. There is a long history of creativity and craft making in the Appalachian Mountain region. Traditional crafts have thrived among its residents since the first settlements emerged. Today there are many artists living and working in the region who continue to use traditional processes and techniques but choose to create contemporary works that reflect current concepts and aesthetics.  Mountain Muse will bring together contemporary works in traditional media by six different artists who reside in five different states within the Appalachian Mountain region including, West Virginia, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, North Caroline, and Tennessee.

Visit the Mountain Muse exhibition from June 23- July 30, 2018 or join us for the Artist Reception on Saturday, June 23, 2018.

Mountain Muse was curated by Alexandra Watrous with the generous support of the Pittsburgh Foundation.

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Featured Events

Sweetwater Presents: The Lone Pine String Band

July 27, 2018
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Collecting Art: A Conversation with Jeffrey Jarzynka

July 30, 2018
Free Event!
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Artist Talk with Scott Hunter

August 30, 2018
7:00pm - 8:30pm
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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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