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!

“Rebirth”, a 75’x25′ mural in Carnegie, PA

October Artist Guild Meeting with Mural Artist, Gregg Valley

October 28, 2019
7:00pm - 9:00pm
Free Event!

Join us for our monthly Artist Guild meeting with Gregg Valley. Illustrator, painter, sculptor, muralist, designer, photographer, avid kayaker, and experienced chicken farmer, Gregg Valley is a diversely talented artist. As Gregg developed his style, he realized that it was …

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“Face to Face: The Power of the Portrait” Lecture with Dr. Gretchen Bender

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

Face to Face: The Power of the Portrait This lecture will focus on portraits – particularly charged images of people, famous and not famous, that convey a sense of aura, power, allure or mystery.  What purposes do portraits serve?  What …

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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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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, Weeknights December 9-13

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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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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