Sweetwater Center For The Arts

200 Broad Street
Sewickley, PA 15143 [ map ] [ website ]
Phone: 412-741-4405

Description

The mission of Sweetwater Center For The Arts is to enrich the lives of children and adults in the communities they serve by providing excellence in arts education and cultural programming.

Sweetwater offers exhibits as well as workshops and classes for students of all ages in visual, performing, production, design, traditional crafts and literary arts.

They share space in the Old Sewickley Post Office Building with the Sewickley Valley Historical Society. This magnificent Beaux Arts building, designed under the supervision of James Knox Taylor, was the pride of the Valley when it opened for business in 1912. Architectural features inside include a grand foyer with an elegant molded ceiling and portals of carved oak. Marble floors and wainscoting were a feature of the main rooms. The postal boxes, fashioned from brass, were so fine that today they are in the Smithsonian.

Phased out after the construction of a new Sewickley post office in 1981, the building was vacant for several years. It was acquired by the Old Sewickley Post Office Corporation with funds raised from the public and, after extensive renovation, was reopened 1987 and dedicated to use as a cultural center.

Hours of operation

Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Parking

A parking lot is available behind the building.

Bus routes that serve this area

  • 16A - Ohio River Boulevard
  • 21A - Coraopolis
In partnership with Pittsburgh A&E Group