Sponsorship Opportunities

Each year, Sweetwater serves a broad, demographically diverse audience of approximately 8,000 individuals through a variety of arts programming including educational art classes, gallery exhibitions, outreach programs and community events. We are proud of our position to create foster programming that has allowed our community to explore its creativity for the past 45 years.

Sweetwater relies on contributions for nearly 40% of its operating income. Your support is critical to our continued success. With your help, we can succeed in our mission to continue to provide excellence in art education and cultural programming to everyone in our region. By helping us to further our mission, you are making an investment in the future of your community and the residents we serve. Together we can contribute to the vitality of the region!

By becoming a Corporate Sponsor of Sweetwater Center for the Arts, your company will be prominently recognized on all print and electronic marketing materials and will be acknowledged via Sweetwater’s social media outlets throughout 2020/2021. Corporate Sponsorships includes year-round benefits that encompass all of Sweetwater’s 2020/2021 events and programming. As a sponsor, we that provide the best demographic base for meeting your goals and objectives.

Sponsor an Exhibition or Event

Sweetwater hosts a variety of annual fundraising events including Sweet Jazz Music Series, Summer Sweet Jazz Music Series, MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture, and our popular Holiday mART: Annual Sale of Artisan Gifts.

Sweetwater also hosts a variety of juried and curated exhibitions in its gallery each season. We are committed to offering opportunities to regional and emerging artists, as well as accomplished artists from throughout the US. 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.

Sponsor an Educational Program

Sweetwater passionately believes that the foundation of arts education and skill development are critical to individuals regardless of his or her age or career path. Our quarterly sessions allow students of levels, from novice to experienced, to participate and engage in a variety of arts programming, including adult studio classes, children & teen summer camps, adult/child classes, after-school programs, and preschool workshops. Your sponsorship provides support for these education programs and will ensure Sweetwater continues to offer outcome-based classes and workshops for all children, teens, adults, and families across the Pittsburgh region.

Current Sweetwater Sponsors

Encompass Health

Allegheny Plaster

Littell Steel

Pittsburgh Staged Homes

Ameriprise Financial

Liz Murphy Design

Heritage Valley Health System

Sewickley Eye Group

Clearview Federal Credit Union

Questions about becoming a sponsor?

Email us your questions or contact our office with any additional questions.


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 provides enough materials to fund a semester-long community outreach program.
$500 allows two senior citizens to take an oil painting class.
$250 provides enough clay for every student in an 8-week ceramics class.
$200 will send a child to summer camp for a week.
$100 provides the food for a culinary workshop.
$50 provides materials for two weeks of painting camps.

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