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THANKSGIVING HOURS: WEDNESDAY 11/23/2022 – OPEN 5PM – 9:30PM, 11/24 – 11/28/2022 – CLOSED   |   EXTENDED EVENING AND WEEKEND HOURS PENDING THE CLASS SCHEDULE.    |   PLEASE CALL 412-741-4405 DURING OPERATING HOURS OR EMAIL info@sweetwaterartcenter.org

A Gift for the
arts

The Luminary Society is at the forefront of the advancement of Sweetwater Center for the Arts. The generosity of The Luminary Society provides critical support for art education and cultural programming, cultivation and fostering of local artist talent, and access to art for all.

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Unleash their creative
spark

Sweetwater’s courses for Children ages 4-11 provide art lessons for kids who wish to develop their artistic talents or just try something new. We offer ceramics courses, drawing, painting, mindfulness, mixed media, and many more exciting options for workshops and longer, more in-depth courses!

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Embark on an artistic
journey

Sweetwater offers a variety of classes in mediums ranging from ceramics, painting, metalsmithing, and culinary for those ages 16 and up. If you are looking to get your creative juices flowing and try a new art form, we offer many beginner-level courses. Sweetwater also offers a variety of intermediate and advanced level courses for those who have experience but are looking to further grow their artistic skillset.

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Upcoming Events

Keeping Spirits Bright Preview Party
December 1, 2022 7:30 – 9:30PM

Join us for the annual Holiday mART preview party to get an exclusive first look at this year’s inventory!

Snowy road with fir trees covered in snow and sun beams
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Current Exhibitions

Holiday mART 2022
December 2, 2022 – December 11, 2022

Join us as we bring back one of our favorite events of the year – Holiday mART! Presented by First National Bank.

Holiday mART 2022 postcard
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Sweetwater Center for the Arts

How we got our start

Sweetwater Center for the Arts was established in 1975 as a nonprofit organization that sought to enrich its community by providing consistent and high-quality arts education for all ages. Almost 50 years later, Sweetwater offers nearly 400 classes, workshops, and lectures annually. We welcome all levels and all ages, focusing on visual, literary, music, and culinary arts.

We are also proud to host annual cultural events such as the Mavuno Festival, celebrating black art and artists in our community; Sweet Jazz, an outdoor summer concert series boosting the sounds of local Jazz musicians; and Holiday mART, a holiday market celebrating local artistry.

The future of Sweetwater is BRIGHT!

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