Upcoming Exhibitions

Upon reopening, Sweetwater Gallery will implement the following Covid-19 safety plan to ensure the health, safety, and wellbeing of gallery guests and staff.

1. Visitors are limited to 8 guests at a time to ensure a social distancing minimum of 6 feet.
2. All visitors and staff are required to wear masks or face coverings.
3. Hand sanitizer is in the lobby and at our northwest entrance. Guests are encouraged to sanitize their hands prior to entering the gallery.
4. Please enter and exit the gallery through the northwest staircase if there is a class in the community room. If the community room is not in use, please enter the gallery through the community room southeast staircase and exit through the northwest staircase.
5. Please dispose of your exhibition brochures after use.
6. Please be respectful of others to ensure all may view our exhibitions safely.
7. Please follow all of Sweetwater Center for the Art’s Safety procedures while in our building.

Assassination Of Innocents by Marlene Boas

Trigger Warning

March 19, 2021 - April 24, 2021

Reception Friday, March 19, 6:00-8:00pm. More than 30,000 people are killed with guns each year in our country. Americans are 25 times more likely to be murdered with a gun than people in other developed countries. Firearms are the second …

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Hand to Mouth

May 7, 2021 - June 12, 2021

Reception: Friday, May 7, 6:00-8:00pm. The cup is the quintessential ceramic form. Potters throughout history have obsessed on the vessel shape, searching for their own perfect balance of beauty, function, concept, and expression. Contemporary ceramic artists have continued this exploration …

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Once Was and May Be: Solo Exhibition by Brian Druckenmiller

June 25, 2021 - July 31, 2021

Reception Friday, June 25th, 6:00-8:00pm. Join us for the first showing of this collection of paintings and drawings by Brian Druckenmiller. These works portray the diversity of his skill, which is full of imagination, experimentation, and bold expression. The Once …

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46 Works 46 Years: Sweetwater’s 45+1 Anniversary Auction

August 13, 2021 - August 31, 2021

Sweetwater was unable to celebrate our 45th anniversary last year, so this summer we will reboot and celebrate 45+1! We will be presenting Revive the Arts Festival and presenting the 46 Works 46 Years Art Auction! Our gallery will show …

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MAVUNO Exhibition

September 17, 2021 - October 23, 2021

Each fall Sweetwater celebrates our MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture. 2021 will be our 25th anniversary of MAVUNO! We are grateful to our community to have helped us keep this annual event thriving through the years. The …

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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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