Past Exhibitions

Sweetwater Center for the Arts has offered exhibitions to artists and viewers for over 35 years. Our gallery program has developed to include both curated and juried exhibitions that focus on contemporary art concepts, solo exhibition opportunities for regional artists, as well as community based exhibitions that offer a platform for our students, instructors and partners.

Any Day In June by Jeana Eve Klein

Mountain Muse

June 23, 2018 - July 30, 2018

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 …

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Untitled #77 by Scott Hunter

Three Foot Square

August 11, 2018 - September 7, 2018

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 11, 6:00-8:00pm. Scott Hunter’s work is rooted in tradition, drawn from observation and constructed with imagination. It is about the arrangement of images, textures, colors and shapes. He produces two distinct bodies of paintings, working in …

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Photo of Ellis Blockson

MAVUNO Reflection & Remembrance

September 22, 2018 - October 20, 2018

Exhibition of Historical Photographs of African Americans in Sewickley Exhibition Dates: September 22 – October 20, 2018 Reception: Saturday, September 22, 6:00-8:00pm The history of African Americans in Sewickley dates back to the 1820s. With the first groups arriving as …

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January 17, 2019 - March 9, 2019

Opening Reception: Thursday, January 17th, 7:00-9:00pm. As our world evolves, we see changes that inspire awe and fear in what is to come. With speculative fiction, afrofuturism, dystopian and utopian visions, artists are often the creators of society’s imagined future. …

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Call For Artists

Sweetwater Center for the Arts hosts a variety of juried and curated exhibitions in its gallery each season. We are committed to offering opportunities to regional, national, emerging, and accomplished artists. Annual opportunities include a solo exhibition for regional artists, an exhibition coinciding with our MAVUNO Festival of African American culture and participation in Holiday mART, our annual sale of handmade gifts.

Sweetwater’s gallery is located on the mezzanine level of Sweetwater’s Community Room with wood floors and natural lighting. The gallery has about 85 feet of wall space and has a height limitation of 7.5 feet on 2D work. Sweetwater retains 40% of gallery sales and holds the artist responsible for transport/shipment of artwork. All submission fees are non-refundable.

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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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