MAVUNO Festival of African American Arts & Culture

Each fall, Sweetwater celebrates our MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture and 2021 is MAVUNO’s 25th anniversary! In partnership with Sadik Roberts owner/founder of Pyramid Pittsburgh is proud to offer an outdoor festival highlighting a wide range of artistic talents by our region’s Black artists. The festival will be located at Sewickley’s Riverfront Park, 300 Chadwick Street, Sewickley, PA 15143 and is FREE and open to the public.

This outdoor festival will showcase regional black owned businesses, artists and vendors.  The festival will offer an artist market that will include various artists, apparel and beauty vendors, the Restart the Arts Truck Restart the Arts – Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council courtesy of the Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council.  Live music provided by LOCAL 412.  Live music includes NON1, SpecialK, Fresco Savant and Barbados Black.

Historical information will be provided by the Sewickley Library.

Generous support is provided by the Allegheny Regional Asset District and The Sewickley Valley Community Fund.

Thank you to our 2021 MAVUNO partner, The Sewickley Community Center.


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 Sponsors an event.
$750 Covers building operational costs, upkeep, and preservation.
$500 Provides technology updates and improvements.
$400 Aids Outreach Programs for at-risk youth and underserved communities.
$250 Sponsors a teaching artist.
$100 Supports the purchases of ceramic studio glazes and supplies.
$50 Provides one art supply package for classes and workshops.

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