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.

Artwork by Helen Bunting-Hart

Stand with Ukraine

June 18, 2022 - July 22, 2022

As conflict strikes in Ukraine, people around the world struggle to make sense of the inhumane and senseless attacks taking place. Ukrainian-American’s watch from afar as their people and homeland are under fire. Though the emotions caused by these circumstances …

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Upcoming Exhibitions

Depicted in the Mud

August 5, 2022 - September 2, 2022

Depicted in the Mud will showcase ceramic wares and artists who emphasize surface, messages, and storytelling through vessels or pottery. For centuries, civilizations have been documenting their experiences in clay, telling stories, and recording history through drawings, symbols, and words. …

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Past Exhibitions

Every Child is An Artist

April 4, 2022 - May 13, 2022

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once they grow up.” – Pablo Picasso. Join us as we host “Every Child is an Artist”, an exhibition featuring the works inspired by renowned artist Pablo …

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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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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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