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.
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!
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.
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!