Upcoming Events at Sweetwater

Throughout the fall, Sweetwater will be presenting its annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art and Culture. MAVUNO was created over 20 years ago by members of our Black community to encourage our entire community to celebrate, learn from, and be inspired by programming that highlights African American creativity, experience and talent in our region and beyond.

Lone Pine String Band

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, …

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Jeffrey Jarzynka

Collecting Art: A Conversation with Jeffrey Jarzynka

July 30, 2018
Free Event!

Meet local art dealer and self-diagnosed art addict, Jeffrey Jarzynka as he leads a discussion on viewing, buying, collecting art. The lecture will highlight what to look for, how to get started, and tips on how to connect with reputable …

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Untitled by Scott Hunter

Artist Talk with Scott Hunter

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

Join us for an intimate look at the artwork of Scott Hunter. Scott will discuss the work in his solo exhibition Three Foot Square expanding on his processes, inspiration, and artistic intent, as well as his personal artistic journey. Don’t …

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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 …

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Muddled + Mixed

October 27, 2018
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Get your taste buds ready! Pittsburgh’s food and drink scene is booming, and we want to celebrate. Back by popular demand, Sweetwater’s Muddled + Mixed fundraiser will blend together spirits & art for a fantastic night out this fall! The …

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Holiday mART Artisan Sale: November 27 – December 9

November 27, 2018

Creative gifts from unique artisans! Support Sweetwater Center for the Arts this holiday season while shopping for handcrafted wares from local and national artists. Holiday mART features a large selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber arts, two-dimensional art and much …

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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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