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.
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 …
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 …
Artist Reception: Saturday, May 12, 6:00-8:00 p.m. What does the world look like and how do people see themselves within it? How are memory and identity manifested in those perspectives? How does the constancy of change and the current state …
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.
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.