Fanfare: Sweetwater Center for the Arts 45th Anniversary Kick-Off Party

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 12:01 AM

Things came full-circle for Sweetwater Center for the Arts’ 45th Anniversary Kick-Off Party. “In 1975 when Sweetwater was founded, we had the honor of having Frank Dininno as one of our esteemed instructors. Dininno was a well-known personality in town and many who have been part of this community for years have a few stories to tell about their interactions with him – some are even lucky enough to have one of his colorful paintings on their wall,” said Kelsey Eiseman, Sweetwater’s marketing and communications manager. “It is quite fitting that as we celebrate our 45th anniversary in 2020, we would kick off our gallery schedule with an exhibition of work by this historic, local artist.” Dininno passed away in 1983, but his work certainly lives on – Sweetwater currently owns 16 of his pieces. The art will be on display through March 6. Around 65 attendees gathered to celebrate the nonprofit art center’s sapphire anniversary and to take in Ian Brill’s Light Installation at the Kick-Off Party. Sweetwater will celebrate its 45th anniversary with various events throughout the year, which will be announced at a later date, according to Eiseman. Katie Green is the Neighborhood News Network editor. If you have an event that you would like to submit for Fanfare coverage, email her at or call 412-480-7895.