Upcoming Exhibitions



Familiar Spaces


Exhibition of work by Lauren Scavo



August 12 – September 9, 2017

Artist Talk with Lauren Scavo: Thursday, August 17th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Artist Reception: Saturday, September 9th, 6-8pm




Lauren Scavo’s atmospheric, expressive landscape drawings are extremely intimate. She sees landscape as being both universal and personal. “They are intertwined in both individual lives and collective histories, and are historically and culturally relevant in the art community and in the larger world. Though they are constantly changing, they are ever-present.” She considers phenomenology, connections between human consciousness and its surrounding environment, and the way in which our sensory experience of a place influences our subjective interpretation of it, while creating her drawings. She will be presenting a solo exhibition of her new work in Sweetwater’s gallery as the winner of our summer solo show program.

Artist Talk: Thursday, August 17th from 7:00pm - 8:00pm. Join us for an intimate look at the artwork of Lauren Scavo. Lauren will discuss the work in her solo show exhibition, Familiar Spaces, expanding on her processes, inspiration, and artistic intent, as well as her personal artistic journey. Don't miss this opportunity to see the work through the artist's eyes. Familiar Spaces will be hung in Sweetwater's Gallery until September 9th. Refreshments will be served. $5 suggested donation.


Lauren is an MFA Candidate in Drawing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in Drawing/Painting and English from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN.











MAVUNO Exhibition


Exhibition Dates: September 22 - November 4, 2017
Reception: September 22, 2017, 5-9pm
Reception coincides with the Sewickley Fall Gallery Walk


Sweetwater is excited to celebrate our annual MAVUNO Festival of African American Art and Culture! This year we are looking to members of the community to offer an exhibition of works by African American artists that speaks to their own ideas of expression. We have created an opportunity for artists and curators to submit proposals for this year’s MAVUNO exhibition. We are excited to see what our community has to offer and to announce the winning proposal which will be presented this fall. The MAVUNO committee will choose and announce the winner on August 11