Sweetwater Arts

Sweetwater’s gallery is located on the mezzanine level of our historic building. We present a variety of juried and curated exhibitions each season, with a focus on contemporary works from a diverse group of emerging and professional artists. We are dedicated to offering our community of artists, students and collectors a space to engage with one another, encounter new ideas, and share in learning through the visual arts.

Hydroplanes by Alison Helm

Hydroplanes by Alison Helm

Three States Of Glass

March 19, 2020 - April 18, 2020

Please view the works in this exhibition on our See The Art page under the Gallery drop down menu. Since the American Studio Glass movement erupted in the 1960s, artists have amazed viewers with the strength and fragility of the …


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Upcoming Exhibitions

Trigger Warning

August 1, 2020 - September 5, 2020

Reception Saturday, August 1, 7:00-9:00PM More than 30,000 people are killed with guns each year in our country. Americans are 25 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in other developed countries. Firearms are the second …

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Past Exhibitions

Frank Dininno

January 16, 2020 - March 6, 2020

In 1975 when Sweetwater was founded, we had the honor of having Frank Dininno as one of our esteemed instructors. Dininno was a well-known personality in town and many who have been part of this community for years have a …

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Permanent Collection

Tingatinga Fish by Dr. Clarence Talley, Sr.

Dr. Clarence Talley, Sr. is a Professor of Art at Prairie View A & M University and an ordained minister at Mount Corinth Missionary Baptist Church, Hempstead, Texas, the World Christianship Ministries, and the United Christian Faith Ministries. Dr. Talley’s …

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Call For Artists

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.


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A GIFT FOR THE ARTS. DONATE TODAY.

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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