Upcoming Events at Sweetwater

Throughout the fall, Sweetwater will be celebrating its annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art and Culture. Mavuno comes from the Swahili for “harvest” and this year we will be our 23rd celebration. Created by community members and art enthusiasts who were inspired to highlight the African American artistic accomplishments in Sewickley and the surrounding areas, the festival provides inspiring and enriching learning experiences for all. We hope you join us for all of our MAVUNO events and celebrate with us!

Third Thursdays at Sweetwater: Celebrating fine and performing arts in our region, Sweetwater will be hosting a new annual Third Thursday series this year, beginning in January. Each month, we will feature artists of all genres and offer a variety of educational and enriching experiences. Our goal with this series is to continue to engage with community members and create inclusive, meaningful, and inspiring experiences in the fine and performing arts. We can’t wait to see you each Third Thursday this year!

Acoustic Music Series: Dan Bubien and the Delta Struts

August 15, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Five Thursday Night Concerts, 7:00pm-9:00pm Unplug with us on these hot summer nights to hear amazing musical talent from our region and beyond. Sweetwater’s new music series features acoustic performances in a different style of music each week. These fantastic …


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August Artist Guild Meeting with Illustrator Anni Matsick

August 26, 2019
7:00pm
Free Event!

Join us for our August Artist Guild Meeting! All meetings are free and open to the public.  Anni Matsick has over 30 years of experience as a freelancer illustrating for major publishers of trade and educational materials for children. She …


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Artist Talk & Demonstration with Solo Exhibition Artist Katie Stone

August 28, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

Join us for an intimate look at the artwork of Katie Stone. Katie will discuss the work in her solo exhibition Rose Colored Glasses, expanding on her inspiration and artistic intent, while offering a first-hand look into her techniques and …


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MAVUNO Gospel Brunch

September 28, 2019
12:00 - 3:00pm

Celebrate the joy of beautiful music and delicious food together! Our MAVUNO Gospel Brunch will feature a bountiful buffet of soul food and a build your own bloody mary bar. With inspiring gospel choir performances, it will be a truly …


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September Artist Guild Meeting featuring Pittsburgh Steeler Artist, George Gaadt

September 30, 2019
7:00pm
Free Event!

Join us for our monthly Artist Guild meeting with award winning, Master Portrait Artist, George Gaadt. George Gaadt, born in Pennsylvania, has been an Illustrator and Eastern Regional photographer for the National Football League for 25 years. His clients also …


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LISTEN: Poetry Reading

October 17, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm
Free Event!

Join us to hear the words and expressions of poets from the (sub)Verses Social Collective. This group of Black female writers will share their writings, offer a literary history lecture, and be available to discuss their works individually with the …


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LISTEN Exhibition Reception

September 19, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free Event!

The LISTEN exhibition will present works created by Black female artists who live and work in Pennsylvania. The works will explore the ideas, experiences, triumphs and struggles specific to being a Black woman in America. LISTEN seeks to illuminate intersectionality, …


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Art History Lecture with Dr. Gretchen Bender

November 21, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dr. Gretchen Bender is a Senior Lecturer and Assistant Chair of the History of Art and Architecture Department, and Assistant Dean of Academic Affairs at the College of General Studies for the University of Pittsburgh. She originally specialized in European …


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Tidings & Tinsel Holiday Mart Preview Party

December 5, 2019
7:00 - 9:00pm

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 handmade gifts while toasting to another wonderful holiday season.  Join us for this festive evening …


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HOLIDAY MART ARTISAN SALE: DECEMBER 6-15

Monday-Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free Event!

December 6 – 15, 2019 Monday-Friday, 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Creative gifts from unique artisans! Support Sweetwater Center for the Arts this holiday season while shopping for handcrafted wares from the …


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Let the Men Cook! during Sewickley’s Light Up Night

December 6, 2019
4:30 - 9:00pm

Ladies can shop all they want tonight while leaving the men to cook!  Celebrate the festive atmosphere in the Village and stop by Sweetwater to warm up with a delicious meal prepared by the all-male volunteer-turned-gourmet chef team that has …


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Holiday Mart Happy Hours

December 9, 2019
5:00-8:00pm
Free Event!

Monday-Friday, December 9-13, 2019 5:00-8:00 PM Sip on wines, enjoy delicious snacks, and listen to holiday music during this special Holiday Mart happy hour. Join us weeknights during Holiday Mart to unwind from the busy work week in style, with …


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Holiday Mart Spin to Win!

December 15, 2019
10:00am - 5:00pm
Free Event!

Join us on the last day of Holiday Mart and try your luck with our Spin to Win wheel! Prizes will include discounts on your purchase, free classes at the center, Sweetwater memberships, gifts and more! Refreshments served.


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Thank You Party!

December 19, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm

We could never do all that we do here at Sweetwater without our amazing and generous volunteers, partners and instructors! Join us this Thursday night to celebrate their fantastic contributions to our community at this appreciation holiday party. Listen to …


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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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