Upcoming Exhibitions

Sweetwater is excited to present all of the exhibitions on our 2019 gallery schedule! We will have a wide variety of concept and media offered this year. We hope you join us for all of our receptions, meet the artists, and spend time viewing our exhibitions. We would love to start a conversation with you!

Holiday mART Pop-Up Boutique

December 6, 2019 - December 15, 2019

Creative gifts from unique artisans! Support Sweetwater Center for the Arts AND local artists this holiday season while shopping for handcrafted wares at our annual Holiday Mart pop-up sale. Holiday Mart features a large selection of jewelry, ceramics, glass, fiber …

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Yellow Beach by Frank Dininno

Frank Dininno

January 16, 2020 - March 6, 2020

Reception: Thursday, January 16, 7:00-9:00pm. Sewickley artist, Frank Dininno, created many works throughout his long career until he lost his sight in the 1970s. He was a well-known personality in our community and in the Pittsburgh art scene. His work, …

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Three States Of Glass

March 19, 2020 - April 18, 2020

Reception: Thursday, March 19, 7:00-9:00pm. Since the American Studio Glass movement erupted in the 1960s, artists have amazed viewers with the strength and fragility of the material, their expertise in manipulating it, and the diversity of innovative and contemporary ideas …

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Trigger Warning

May 1, 2020 - June 6, 2020

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 leading cause of death for …

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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 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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