There are many ways to get involved at Sweetwater! As a non-profit organization, we rely on our members, sponsors, donors, and volunteers to help us continue to grow and provide the highest-quality arts education and cultural programs to everyone in our region!
Whether you are an active community member or a new resident to the area, we welcome you to review our membership levels, join us as a volunteer, or hone in on your creativity as a student! Sweetwater believes in creating programming that is both affordable and accessible to everyone. Participation our classes, scholarship programs, and other activities are open to all without discrimination. Our motto is ART FOR ALL! We look forward to seeing you at Sweetwater!
Sweetwater Center for the Arts hosts a variety of juried and curated exhibitions in its gallery each season. We are committed to offering opportunities to regional, national, emerging, and accomplished artists. Annual opportunities include a solo exhibition for regional artists, an exhibition coinciding with our MAVUNO Festival of African American culture and participation in Holiday mART, our annual sale of handmade gifts.
Sweetwater’s gallery is located on the mezzanine level of Sweetwater’s Community Room with wood floors and natural lighting. The gallery has about 85 feet of wall space and has a height limitation of 7.5 feet on 2D work. Sweetwater retains 40% of gallery sales and holds the artist responsible for transport/shipment of artwork. All submission fees are non-refundable.
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.