Sweetwater’s gallery is located on the mezzanine level of our historic building. We present a variety of juried and curated exhibitions each season, with a focus on contemporary works from a diverse group of emerging and professional artists. We are dedicated to offering our community of artists, students and collectors a space to engage with one another, encounter new ideas, and share in learning through the visual arts.
Artist Reception: Thursday, March 29, 7:00-9:00pm. As we consider our surroundings, our environment, space and relationships, so often there are many details that go unnoticed or misinterpreted. Our perceptions and thoughts deceive us constantly. The exhibition Corners of Thought asks …
Artist Reception Saturday, June 23, 6:00-8:00pm. 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 …More Info
Solo exhibition of work by Lauren Scavo. Lauren Scavo’s small-scale charcoal drawings examine the connection that exists between human consciousness and its surrounding environment, specifically the way in which our sensory experience of a place influences our subjective interpretation of …More Info
Sisavanh Phouthavong-Houghton was born in Vientiane Laos in 1976 and at the age of four her family emigrated from Nong Khai refugee camp in Thailand to Winfield, KS. She earned a B.F.A (Painting) from the University of Kansas and an M.F.A. (Painting/Drawing) …More Info
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.