Empty Bowls: Make-A-Bowl Day at Sweetwater!

Sweetwater is sponsoring two wet clay open studio sessions in support of an Empty Bowls fundraising event, hosted by Just Harvest and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, two local organizations that work toward the elimination of hunger and poverty. Anyone can attend these studio sessions and help in the fight against hunger by producing bowls to donate to the Empty Bowls dinner fundraiser. A Sweetwater instructor will be on hand to assist those with no prior experience, and both wheel throwing and hand-building options will be available. Clay is provided by Sweetwater, and all bowls created will be left at the Center. All finished bowls will be donated to JustHarvest.org.

Register online at Sweetwaterartcenter.org or call 412.741.4405. Kids 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.


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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