COVID-19 Policy as of 3/3/22: Upon review of the current Covid-19 prevention recommendations of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, PA Department of Health, and our community partners, it is the decision of the Board of Directors to make masks optional for all who enter Sweetwater Center for the Arts, regardless of vaccination status. Sweetwater continues to monitor the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19 mitigation practices. Sweetwater reserves the right to implement a mask requirement and other prevention measures at any time. Requirements will be communicated by email and posted throughout the facility.
Sweetwater has instituted the following Health & Safety Practices as recommended from the CDC and in collaboration with local arts and culture organizations:
Important policies to remember when coming to Sweetwater:
As we remain open, Sweetwater follows recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and the PA Department of Health to ensure the health and safety of students, parents/guardians, instructors, staff, and guests. You may find links below to resources utilized to formulate the below policies and procedures. We will continue to monitor Covid-19 and update policies and procedures as needed.
Sweetwater is committed to the following to minimize the risk of COVID-19:
We ask the visitors and students do their part to minimize the risk of COVID-19:
Masks are optional at this time. Sweetwater continues to monitor the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Allegheny County Department of Public Health regarding COVID-19 mitigation practices. Sweetwater reserves the right to implement a mask requirement and other prevention measures at any time. Requirements will be communicated by email and posted throughout the facility.
We are asking anyone to STAY AT HOME if you are feeling sick:
Ceramics Studio Policies
ONLY ON PERSON AT A SINK AT A TIME
Please announce to the room you are going to the sink before getting up.
Communication with your classmates is key to keeping social distancing.
WASH YOUR HANDS
DO NOT TOUCH YOUR FACE
When an item is ready to be fired place it on the appropriate shelf in the kiln room. DO NOT touch or move any other pieces on these shelves.
The bottoms of your work must have: Your name AND your class code!
As Always Please Keep the Studio Clean:
Sweetwater tools and equipment:
Please clean up after yourself. Stay safe for yourself and others!
Gallery Reopening Policies
Sweetwater Gallery will implement the following Covid-19 safety plan to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of gallery guests and staff.
1. Masks are optional at this time.
2. Visitors should practice safe spacing of at least 3 feet.
3. Please be respectful of others to ensure all may view our exhibitions safely.
4. Please follow all of Sweetwater Center for the Art’s Safety procedures while in our building.
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 Sponsors an event.
$750 Covers building operational costs, upkeep, and preservation.
$500 Provides technology updates and improvements.
$400 Aids Outreach Programs for at-risk youth and underserved communities.
$250 Sponsors a teaching artist.
$100 Supports the purchases of ceramic studio glazes and supplies.
$50 Provides one art supply package for classes and workshops.