Upcoming Events at Sweetwater

Support Sweetwater Center for the Arts this holiday season by shopping our annual pop-up boutique featuring handcrafted gifts from local artists. Jewelry, ceramics, glass, weavings, knitted wears, fine art, wood craft, toys, cards, ornaments, edibles & more! Holiday mART features over 100 local artists and over 5,000 NEW items for sale! Handmade gifts to suit every style and budget.

Holiday mART is a fundraiser. As a non-profit organization, Holiday mART proceeds support Sweetwater's numerous art programs and scholarships for children & adults, in addition to providing support to participating artists.

Sweetwater would like to thank our 2017 Holiday mART Sponsors: Preview Party Title Sponsor - Heritage Valley Health System, as well as daily sponsors: Ameriprise Financial, Liz Murphy Design, and Pittsburgh Staged Homes. We would also like to thank our Media Sponsors: 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA.

Holiday mART Jingle & Mingle Preview Party

November 30, 2017
7:00pm - 9:00pm

This dazzling soiree kicks off Sweetwater’s annual favorite, Holiday mART! Guests have an exclusive first glimpse and a chance to buy finely crafted, one-of-a-kind handmade gifts while toasting to another wonderful holiday season. Join us for this festive evening of …


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Let the Men Cook! during Sewickley’s Light Up Night

December 1, 2017
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Sewickley Light Up Night is a longstanding holiday tradition! Bring the whole family to Sweetwater on December 1 for our Let the Men Cook Fundraiser! Enjoy holiday music, Holiday mART shopping, and a gourmet meal provided by our all male …


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Holiday mART Spin to Win!

December 9, 2017
11:00am - 5:00pm
Free Event!

Join us on the last day of Holiday mART and try your luck with our Spin to Win Wheel! Prizes include discounts, coupons, memberships, gifts & more! Refreshments will be served.  


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Holiday mART Happy Hour

December 4, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free Event!

Let us buy you a drink! Sip on complimentary wine and beer, and enjoy small bites while unwinding from your busy work day in style. Every week night of Holiday mART!


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Holiday mART Happy Hour

December 5, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free Event!

Let us buy you a drink! Sip on complimentary wine and beer, and enjoy small bites while unwinding from your busy work day in style. Every week night of Holiday mART!


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Holiday mART Happy Hour

December 6, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free Event!

Let us buy you a drink! Sip on complimentary wine and beer, and enjoy small bites while unwinding from your busy work day in style. Every week night of Holiday mART!


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Holiday mART Happy Hour

December 7, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free Event!

Let us buy you a drink! Sip on complimentary wine and beer, and enjoy small bites while unwinding from your busy work day in style. Every week night of Holiday mART!


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Holiday mART Happy Hour

December 8, 2017
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free Event!

Let us buy you a drink! Sip on complimentary wine and beer, and enjoy small bites while unwinding from your busy work day in style. Every week night of Holiday mART!


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Make-a-Bowl Day at Sweetwater (Session 1)

January 20, 2018
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Sweetwater is sponsoring two wet clay open studio sessions in support of an Empty Bowls fundraising event, hosted by Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, two local organizations that work toward the elimination of hunger and poverty. …


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Make-a-Bowl Day at Sweetwater (Session 2)

January 20, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm

Sweetwater is sponsoring two wet clay open studio sessions in support of an Empty Bowls fundraising event, hosted by Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, two local organizations that work toward the elimination of hunger and poverty. …


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Sweetwater Center for the Arts

OPEN HOUSE

January 20, 2018
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Free Event!

Join Sweetwater for its Open House event, which coincides with the artist reception for our Student/Instructor Exhibition featured in the Balcony Gallery. Sweetwater instructors will be on hand to provide demonstrations and hands-on activities in a variety of artistic media …


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Art Lecture with Dr. Gretchen Bender: “Occupying Worlds: Hybridity and Contact Zones in the work of Bharti Kher and Jananne Al-Ani”

January 25, 2018
6:30pm

We will take a close look at the work produced by two living women artists: Bharti Kher and Jananne Al-Ani. Kher’s dynamic and diverse works span multiple forms of media, stretch our definition of “painting” and “sculpture,” and include installation …


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Cliff Barnes Trio

Sweet Jazz Presents: Cliff Barnes Trio

February 2, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

It’s time again to spend your cold winter nights with Sweetwater enjoying great music at our annual Clearview Federal Credit Union SweetJAZZ Music Series! Join us on Friday, February 2 for Cliff Barnes Trio! This talented piano lead trio performs …


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RML Jazz

Sweet Jazz Presents: RML Jazz

February 9, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us Friday, February 9 for a live performance by RML Jazz! RML Jazz serves up the jazz smooth and hot, featuring an eclectic mix of smooth and  modern jazz, R&B, and updated standards from iconic artists! www.rmljazz.net Open bar …


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Kenia

Sweet Jazz Presents: Kenia

February 16, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us Friday February 16 for a live performance featuring Kenia! Kenia embodies the best of the Brazillian sound – deep and sultry, richly diverse, unexpectedly explosive – with her own unique blend of pop, bossa nova and jazz. www.kenialive.com …


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Yoko Suzuki

Sweet Jazz Presents: The Yoko Suzuki Trio

February 23, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us Friday, February 23 for a live performance with The Yoko Suzuki Trio! Alto saxophonist Yoko Suzuki will perform a mix of jazz standard songs and her original compositions with her amazing trio! www.yokosuzuki.com Open bar and  hors d’oeuvres …


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Calle Bomba

Sweet Jazz Presents: Calle Bomba

March 2, 2018
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Join us Friday, March 2 for a live performance with Calle Bomba featuring a festive and rhythmic performance of Puerto Rican Bomba music inspired by ‘rumbones’; spontaneous, community block parties! You won’t want to miss this fun and unique experience! …


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A GIFT FOR THE ARTS. DONATE TODAY.

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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