Black Art Matters: Revisiting 10 Years of MAVUNO Exhibitions
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.
Through the years, Sweetwater has been honored to present amazing artworks created by some of the most talented Black artists in our region for our annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art and Culture. Because our gallery is closed, we …
Through the years, Sweetwater has been honored to present amazing artworks created by some of the most talented Black artists in our region for our annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art and Culture. Because our gallery is closed, we …More Info
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 …More Info
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 …More Info
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 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.