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Black Art Matters: Revisiting 10 years of Mavuno Exhibitions

October 10, 2020 – November 7, 2020

Love Scars III by Christiane Leach
Love Scars III by Christiane Leach

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.

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.