Thursday, September 22, 2016

Fiber Faire Special Guest: Anne Hanson

Anne Hanson will be a special guest at the 3rd Annual Athens Area Fiber Faire on Saturday, October 1st and Sunday, October 2nd at the Athens Community Center. Make sure to sign up for her Yarn Voyage for Knitting and Design class on Saturday, October 1st from noon-3pm.

Knitspot owner and designer Anne Hanson, a life-long knitter with experience in the fashion and graphic design fields, enjoys an ongoing conversation with users, incorporating customer feedback into knitspot products wherever possible. Anne also teaches and writes about knitting, spinning, and designing in her “knit spot”, and lives in ohio with David, who loves wool, too.
Anne’s background as a patternmaker/draper, technical designer, and costumer in New York City’s garment district informs her work, providing a rich source of experience in garment construction and fit, as well as knowledge of a wide range of fibers and fabrics.
For more information on Anne and Knitspot, please visit:

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Front and Center: Featuring Jim Wachtel on Piano

Front and Center returns to ARTS/West on Saturday, September 17th from 12-1pm. Front and Center is a great hour of Saturday afternoon fun for the entire family, as children have an open stage for free musical performances! Front and Center occurs on the 3rd Saturday of each month, with a different musical guest each month. This month, Front and Center will feature Jim Wachtel on the piano. Don't miss it!

Moon Tunnel: A Graduate Literary Reading Series

Join some of the brightest, most intelligent folks in Athens for a Friday night of literature. Moon Tunnel returns to ARTS/West on Friday, September 16th at 7:30pm. This event is sponsored by the Ohio University Department of English. 

Tuesday, September 06, 2016

ARTS/West is a Great Nonprofit!

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

Sign up for Fiber Faire Classes today!

Sign up today to enhance your Fiber Faire experience!
Click on class you are interested in and sign up online, or come to ARTS/West during business hours.

Monday-Thursday, 10am-4pm
or call 740-592-4315 to make special arrangements.

Saturday, October 1st Classes

Art Room

Conference Room

Room A

Room B

Sunday, October 2nd Classes

Art Room

Conference Room

Room A

Room B

*Please note that all of these classes are being held during the Athens Area Fiber Faire which is located at the Athens Community Center at 701 E. State St.*

*The Athens Area Fiber Faire is put on by ARTS/West and a wonderful local committee*

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Depot St. Lift Station RFP for Public Art. Submittals Due by 9/12/2016

Depot St. Lift Station RFP for Public Art. Submittals Due by 9/12/2016

The City of Athens has issued a request for proposal (RFP) for a permanent work of public art to be installed on the west side of the Depot St. lift station on Depot St. All submissions must be hand delivered or received no later than 4:00 PM on Monday, September 12th, 2016 at the AMAC offices located at 132 W. State St., Athens, OH 45701.
Please contact Ron Lucas, Deputy Service-Safety Director, for an RFP packet. He can be reached at (740) 592-3340 or email

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

ARTS/West Presents: Community Yoga with Becky Anderson

Come out to ARTS/West on Sunday, September 4th for the monthly session of Community Yoga! Classes are always on the first Sunday of the month, noon-1pm and free for ARTS/West members (for as little as $30 a year you can become a member!) or a $5 suggested donation for non-members. Contact ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 for more information. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat. Classes are taught by Becky Anderson.

ARTS/West Closed for Labor Day

ARTS/West will be closed on Monday, September 5th in celebration of Labor Day. We hope everyone enjoys their holiday!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

3rd Annual Athens Area Fiber Faire

Hello Fiber Friends! We are now in the 3rd year of our growing festival, which will take place from 10am-5pm on Saturday, October 1st and from 12-5pm on Sunday, October 2nd. Our inaugural year was so successful that we had to move to a larger location to offer expanded classroom space, outdoor exhibits, and MORE VENDORS! Once again the Athens Area Fiber Faire will be housed in the Athens Community Center, situated near the intersection of US 33 and US 50. Our expansive venue boasts ample parking, single-level floor plan, and multiple gathering spaces. Several hotels and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Our Marketplace vendor list is growing and they will provide a vast array of fiber related merchandise such as yarn, fabric, supplies, accessories, books, notions, finished goods, tools, and so much more! We strive to offer a little bit of something for everyone in the fiber world! The Athens Area Fiber Faire is presented by ARTS/West.

Music Class for the Little Ones! Hey it's not too late! Start dates were postponed to Friday & Saturday September 16th & 17!