Current Exhibition

Visit Sweetwater’s gallery on the mezzanine level of our historic building. The gallery is free and open to the public 9:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday, as well as weekends and evenings pending class schedule. Check the schedule by calling the office 412-741-4405.

Journey of Hope

Reception Thursday, June 20th, 7:00-9:00pm. Sweetwater offers community outreach to a variety of partnering organizations and schools in our region. Through these programs, we reach over 200 children and older adults to offer art education and enrichment activities.

Throughout 2019, Sweetwater has been honored to work with the children of Holy Family Institute’s Journey of Hope program. This program offers a safe, supportive environment to children. Journey of Hope offers shelter, food, clothing, counseling, recreation, and education to children, many of whom are in search of a brighter future.

During their time at Sweetwater, the children experimented with a variety of art media and styles. Through an art historical lens, they were exposed to art making as a means of expression. The Journey of Hope exhibition will showcase large, colorful murals created as collaborations by the children in the program.

We would like to thank Lowe's Home Improvement and Artist and Craftsman Supply of Pittsburgh for their generous donations of art and construction supplies for this exhibition.

Related Classes and Workshops

MASTERS: Power of Pastel with Christine Swann MA03

Dates: 07/25/2019 – 07/27/2019
Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Christine Swann

Learn everything needed to know about this medium and how to control it. Workshop will focus on understanding light by painting still lifes and then …

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MASTERS: Plein Air Landscapes with Aaron Schuerr MA02

Dates: 07/17/2019 – 07/20/2019
Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday)
Ages: 18+
Instructor: Aaron Schuerr

From thumbnail sketches to planning a studio painting, we will explore the possibilities of landscape painting. Find “the story” in the landscape and paint it …

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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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