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In addition to educational programming, Sweetwater provides cultural programming that is open to the public and offered for free or for a nominal cost - including musical performances, educational lectures, and exhibitions featuring local, regional, national, and international artists. Through gallery exhibitions, educational programming, and fundraising events, Sweetwater supports over 300 emerging and professional artists, musicians, and teachers throughout the region annually.

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Sweetwater Center for the Arts to host ‘Trigger Warning’ exhibit in-person

The Sweetwater Center for the Arts will host its first in-person art exhibition since canceling all shows about a year ago. “Trigger Warning,” a gallery that includes artwork focused on …

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Sewickley gallery hosts exhibit focused on gun violence

SEWICKLEY — For the first time since the pandemic hit, the Sweetwater Center for the Arts will host an in-person art exhibition. And you could say it’s returning with a …

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Sewickley businesses partner with nonprofit to provide Valentine meals for families

With restaurants open with limited seating due to covid restrictions, it may be difficult for couples to find a table on Valentine’s Day. This year, a Sewickley nonprofit has found …

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In brief: Sweetwater Holiday Mart goes virtual, glass recycling and more around Sewickley

Holiday Mart online Sweetwater’s Center for the Arts annual Holiday Mart will be online in 2020. Log on and shop for unique, handcrafted gifts made by local artists Nov. 28-Dec. …

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Events Up and Coming

Sweet Jazz Music Series: Reggie Watkins Trio

Friday Night Concerts - May 14, 2021

Come listen to the sounds of Modern Jazz with soulful unique improvisation with Reggie Watkins Trio!

The food truck of the night will be Curbside Cocina, and they will be serving Mexican street-style food starting at 6:30!

Our annual Sweet Jazz Series is moving to the spring so we can enjoy live jazz in the warm outdoors! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, and picnic baskets, and join us to enjoy amazing talent Friday nights this May and June.

$25 adult / $15 children 16 and under.
Please note, we do not issue physical tickets – once purchased, your name will be on a list
at the door on performance night. The address with directions will be emailed the day before the concert. The location is in Bell Acres in Sewickley.

Special thanks to:
Allegheny Regional Asset District (RAD), & Sewickley Valley Community Fund

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Sweet Jazz Music Series: Etta Cox and Al Dowe

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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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