Ways to Support Sweetwater

Invest in the future of children and families in our community and help us to spread awareness of the importance of arts education in a child's life. At Sweetwater, we thrive when our students do. Helping artists of all ages and backgrounds reach their full potential is central to our vision.

Last year, we invited you to the most extravagant exhibition opening of the season that you didn't have to come to!

Our inaugural "No Show Art Show" was a way for you to contribute a portion of the hundreds, maybe even thousands, of dollars you would have spent going to a fancy event to support our Community Arts Education Fund.

Because of your generosity and commitment to our mission, we invite you to purchase a “ticket” to the 2nd Annual No-Show Art Show, which will support hundreds of community members to learn, create, grow, and experience art and culture first hand at your local community art education center.

Our goal for this year's No-Show Art Show is to raise $25,000 so students of all ages can receive the best educational programming possible. It’s a win-win arrangement: our community members and students win with the funds raised from the No-Show Art Show, and you win by saving both time and money by not having to show up for another event.

Please help us spread the word of the No-Show Art Show by sharing this invite with your friends and family! Thank you for your support!

Sweetwater’s Community Arts Education Fund works to ensure that every child or adult within our region has access to high quality arts education. The world of art and culture is vital to our well-being and here at Sweetwater, we care about equality, freedom of expression, and creativity. We believe in the impact art can make in transforming families, neighborhoods, school districts and communities. Click the link below to donate today!!!

Community Arts
Education Fund

Sweetwater is honored to be a part of so many multi-generational families in the community. Our goal with launching the Community Arts Education Fund is that we will continue to thrive as a cultural hub for many more years to come! With your continued support, we can expand our outreach programming, develop new audiences, and build more inclusive and accessible programming at Sweetwater! Give a tax-deductible gift to the arts today!


Sweetwater also continues to offer every student who wishes to attend a class the opportunity to do so through the Arthur L. “Tui” and Ann Coburn Memorial Scholarship Fund. We believe that everyone, regardless of their financial ability, should have access to quality arts education. Experiences in the arts assist in building self-esteem, develop creative potential and instill problem solving skills - all of which help prepare for better futures and productive roles within the communities.

If you would like to become a major donor or are interested in a Legacy Gift, please contact us at 412-741-4405 or email us with the link below.


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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