Call for Artists

Sweetwater Center for the Arts hosts a variety of juried and curated exhibitions in its gallery each season. We are committed to offering opportunities to regional, national, emerging, and accomplished artists. Annual opportunities include a solo exhibition for regional artists, an exhibition coinciding with our MAVUNO Festival of African American culture and participation in Holiday mART, our annual sale of handmade gifts.

Sweetwater’s gallery is located on the mezzanine level of Sweetwater’s Community Room with wood floors and natural lighting. The gallery has about 85 feet of wall space and has a height limitation of 7.5 feet on 2D work. Sweetwater retains 40% of gallery sales and holds the artist responsible for transport/shipment of artwork. All submission fees are non-refundable. Sweetwater's gallery is currently not wheelchair accessible.

Join the Sweetwater Artist Community


Sept 19 - Oct 26, 2019
Deadline: Aug 19, 2019

MAVUNO Exhibition intersecting the voices of Black female artists.

Holiday Mart

Dec 6 - 15, 2019
Deadline: Oct 1, 2019

Sell your artisan-made gifts at Sweetwater's annual holiday pop-up sale!

Holiday Mart Invited Artists

Dec 6 - 15, 2019
Deadline: Oct 15, 2019

If you are an invited artist, follow this link to register for this year's sale.


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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