Upcoming Events at Sweetwater

Artist Reception – First Fruit: Bring Me Your Best

Friday, September 17
7:00 - 9:00 PM
Free Event!

The MAVUNO exhibition, First Fruit: Bring Me Your Best, is a curated collection of works by local artists Norman Brown, Elizabeth Asche Douglas, Dr. Amber Epps, Jayla Patton, Dominique Scaife, and Brett Wormsley. The exhibition features works that span a …

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Jazz section of large mural created by students during MAVUNO 2014 Montessori Mural Project.

MAVUNO Festival of African American Arts & Culture

Saturday, September 18
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Each fall, Sweetwater celebrates our MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture and 2021 is MAVUNO’s 25th anniversary! In partnership with Sadik Roberts owner/founder of Pyramid Pittsburgh is proud to offer an outdoor festival highlighting a wide range of …

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Champagne & Shopping Holiday Mart Preview Party

Thursday, December 2nd

This dazzling soiree kicks off Sweetwater’s annual favorite, Holiday Mart. Guests will have an exclusive first glimpse and a chance to buy finely crafted, one-of-a-kind artisanal made gifts while toasting to another wonderful holiday season.

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Holiday Mart

December 3rd - 12th
Free Event!

Holiday Mart is our annual pop-up boutique of artist-made gifts! Shoppers will find a wide variety of jewelry, ceramics, glass, weavings and knitwear, fine art, ornaments, cards, edibles & so much more! Holiday Mart offers gifts to suit every style …

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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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