Current Exhibition

Sweetwater's gallery is currently closed to the public. We will be reopening in January and we are excited to present all of the exhibitions on our 2021 gallery schedule! We will have a wide variety of concept 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!

Until then you may view work by our amazing artists on our See The Art page!

Black Art Matters: Revisiting 10 Years of MAVUNO Exhibitions

Through the years, Sweetwater has been honored to present amazing artworks created by some of the most talented Black artists in our region for our annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art and Culture. Because our gallery is closed, we are taking this opportunity to look back at the history of MAVUNO with the virtual exhibition, Black Art Matters: Revisiting 10 Years of MAVUNO Exhibitions.

Artworks will be on view at on our See The Art page. This gathering of exceptional and poignant artworks will give you the chance to revisit, or see for the first time, the amazing talent of Black artists in our community.

24 years ago, Black artists and educators from our community approached Sweetwater with the idea to host the MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture. It was a great success and we have been celebrating together every year since! Each fall, MAVUNO offers a variety of events, exhibitions, classes, and workshops that focus on visual art, music, poetry, and dance. See our events page for more info on MAVUNO 2020.

Thank you to our 2020 MAVUNO sponsors: Gold Sponsor Super Bakery, Silver Sponsor PittsburghAde and our Bronze Sponsors The Sewickley Eye Group and Ameriprise. We would also like to thank our community partners The Sewickley Community Center, The Sewickley Valley Historical Society, The Tull Family Theater, Sewickley Confectionery and the Sewickley Public Library.

Exhibition image: Love Scars III by Christiane Leach

Related Classes and Workshops

No related workshops or classes at this time!


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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