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Mavuno Festival of African American Art & Culture Mavuno is translated as "first fruit" in Swahili, will begin at the start of harvest season. From early-September through Mid-October, the Mavuno Festival features a wide range of performances, workshops, a visual art exhibition, and much more in celebration of the African American voice and vision of the region.
More About Sweetwater Center for The Arts
Sweetwater Center for the Arts provides arts education and cultural programming for Sewickley and surrounding communities. Sweetwater offers more than 400 art classes and workshops annually to children and adults in addition to summer camps for children and youth. There is a fee for most courses; however, scholarships are available to those demonstrating financial need. The center also presents live performances by some of Pittsburgh’s brightest musicians (Sweet Jazz Series in February; Summer Music Series in June) and art exhibitions in its Balcony Gallery open to the public for viewing free of charge. Every October and November, the center presents the MAVUNO Festival of African American Art & Culture, which includes performances, music, exhibitions and numerous other free events. Sweetwater's annual Holiday mART—a week-long sale of handcrafted gifts in a variety of media—begins right after Thanksgiving.