5 Organizations Improving Arts Education In Pennsylvania

Studying art can be engaging and fulfilling for kids and adults alike. Taking the time for creative pursuits boosts creativity, relieves stress, and keeps the mind active. The organizations listed here make it easier for people to be more artistic, no matter their skill level or financial situation. Whether you’re a Pennsylvanian looking for a new hobby or a patron of the arts, consider supporting these five groups. This video was made with¬†Ezvid Wikimaker.

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Developing an appreciation for art as a child can lead to a lifetime of joy in creative expression, and committed students who’ve found their passion deserve the chance to explore it. Pennsylvania is home to many groups helping kids and adults connect to their culture and community through classes and exhibitions. In no particular order, here are five organizations dedicated to ensuring everyone in the state can benefit from an education in the arts.

#4 is the Sweetwater Center for the Arts in Sewickley, just outside of Pittsburgh. For more than 40 years, Sweetwater has provided the community with exhibitions, performances, and instruction. The permanent collection contains works by local and nationally-recognized artists, and rotating exhibitions ensure that there’s always something new to be seen at the old post office building, which can also be rented out for special events.

Offerings at the center range from lectures and poetry readings to culinary evenings that take advantage of the kitchen facilities. The heart of the center’s work is education, and there are classes for all ages, from young children to seniors, in subjects like music, painting, theater, animation, and cooking. Members help out by donating, which ensures the organization has the funds to keep providing so many effective programs.

The heart of the center’s work is education, and there are classes for all ages, from young children to seniors, in subjects like music, painting, theater, animation, and cooking.

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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