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.