Current Exhibition

Sweetwater's gallery reopened in March and we are excited to present all of the exhibitions on our 2021 gallery schedule! We will have a wide variety of concepts and media offered to our viewers. We hope you join us for all of our receptions, meet the artists, and spend time viewing our exhibitions. We would love to start a conversation with you!

Sweetwater Gallery will implement the following Covid-19 safety plan to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of gallery guests and staff.
1. All visitors and staff are required to wear masks or face coverings while in our building, no matter of vaccination status.
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.

First Fruit: Bring Me Your Best

Artist Reception: Friday, September 17th, 7:00-9:00pm.
Each fall Sweetwater celebrates our MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture. 2021 will be our 25th anniversary of MAVUNO! The MAVUNO exhibition, First Fruit: Bring Me Your Best, is a curated collection of works by local artists Norman Brown, Elizabeth Asche Douglas, Dr. Amber Epps, Jayla Patton, Dominique Scaife, and Brett Wormsley. The exhibition features works that span a generation of creating, and highlight the artist’s individual experiences using various media.

We will also be celebrating MAVUNO with an outdoor festival at Riverfront Park on September 18th from 4:00-9:00pm. Go to our upcoming events page for details.

Related Classes and Workshops

No related workshops or classes at this time!


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