Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Today, Wednesday April 19th, starting at 4pm, $1 from every pint sold at the Devil's Kettle taproom will be donated to Athens Rock Camp for Girls! The weather should be perfect for enjoying a beer on the patio while supporting this awesome, empowering local organization hosted at ARTS/West! Devils Kettle is located at 97 Columbus Road in Athens. 

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Calliope Feminist Choir Concert

Join the women of the Calliope Feminist Choir for their 2017 Spring Concert: Still I Rise! Come out to ARTS/West and enjoy this beautiful choral music on either Saturday, May 6th at 7:30pm or Sunday, May 7th at 4:30pm. A reception will follow each concert. Special guests include Laura Nadeau and Otis Crockron. General admission tickets range on a sliding scale of $10-$30, limited income tickets available for $2-$10. Tickets for this event are available at the Farmacy, Blue Eagle Music, from Calliope members, and, as available, at the door. Accessible parking available on request, please phone by day prior or request parking from ticket seller. Overflow parking will be available at the Athens Middle School. For more information, please visit calliopefeministchoir.org or email calliopefeministchoir@gmail.com. For last minute ticket availability and parking request, please call 740-818-9245.



The Laramie Project


Athens High School along with ABC Players and ARTS/West Presents brings a staged reading of The Laramie Project to ARTS/West on May 3rd at 7:30pm. The play, written by Mois├ęs Kaufman and the members of the Tectonic Theater Project, is based on the true story of the hate crime and trial of Matthew Shepard. The play features portraits of the community’s response to the murder in what has been called the modern Our Town. This event shined a light on the lack of protection laws against hate crimes in Wyoming and the United States. 

Bando Yoga Clinic

This Bando Yoga Clinic, presented by the American Bando Association, is open to the public.
Instructors Cheryl Cesta, John Kelley, Darin Stahl, Mark Semingson, and Gary Layton have decades of experience teaching and practicing the three forms of Bando yoga that will be presented at the workshop: Longyi (rope), Dhanda (staff), and Letha (partner-assisted).
Participants should bring water and snacks, and if possible, provide their own rope (2.5 to 3 times your height), staff (2-6 fists longer than your height), and yoga mat.

Saturday schedule:
9-9:45AM Discussion of Bando Yoga
9:45-10:30AM Anchored Longyi - Solo and Group
10:30-12PM Dhanda - standing, seated
12-1PM break
1-1:45PM Dhanda - standing, seated
1:45-3:30PM Longyi - seated, kneeling
3:30-4:30PM Longyi - standing, lying
4:30-7PM Letha

Sunday schedule:
9:00-9:30AM Discussion
9:30-10:00AM Anchored Longyi
10:00-11AM Dhanda and Longyi review
11:00-1PM Letha review

Fee (covers Saturday and Sunday training sessions):
ABA members $50 in advance; $60 at the door
Non-ABA members $75 in advance; $85 at the door
Students: Free
Pre-payment: Can be made via PayPal. Contact Trent Stevens for a link to prepay: americanbandoassntreasurer@gmail.com
Personal check: make check payable to ABA with a note that it is for the Bando Yoga Clinic. American Bando Association, PO Box 705, Griffin, GA 30224
Pre-pay cut-off is Saturday, April 15.

Questions? Contact Cheryl Cesta (cherylcesta@gmail.com or 740-594-7452) for more info.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Front & Center featuring Belinda Sterling & Teodora Owen


Front & Center returns to ARTS/West on Saturday, April 15th at 12pm. Front & Center is completely free and provides children with an open stage for solo and ensemble music acts. This month, we will be featuring Belinda Sterling and Teodora Owen on the piano. A fun Saturday afternoon activity for the whole family!


Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Art Opening: Adrian Blake's Freedom in Creativity


Join Adrian Blake on Thursday, April 6th from 6:30-8:30pm for the Freedom in Creativity art opening. This opening is free and open to the public! The exhibit will be on display in the ARTS/West gallery until May 8th, which is also free and open to the public during regular business hours.


ARTS/West Presents: SEOTDS April Contra Dance

Join us on Saturday, April 8th at ARTS/West for the April Contra Dance presented by SEOTDS. Everyone is welcome - no partner needed, no experience needed. Kristen Planeaux will be calling the action with music by Trillium. A beginner's lesson starts at 7:30pm, with the dance running from 8-11pm. $7/adults, $3/students, $15/family, kids 10 and under are free. More information at www.athenscontradance.org or 740-590-4102.

Herbs for Allergies - Saturday, April 8th at 2pm


Troubled with seasonal allergies? Caty Crabb to the rescue!!


Thursday, March 30, 2017

ARTS/West Presents: 2017 Athens Jazz Festival


The 2017 Athens Jazz Festival kicks off at ARTS/West at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 7th with trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis. The Ohio University Jazz Faculty and other guests will be playing as well, along with the Jazz Ensemble II. Admission by donation. Be sure to check out the rest of the Athens Jazz Festival events through April 9th!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange 2017


The Cat’s Pajamas Clothing Exchange is a biannual fundraiser for ARTS/West, a non-profit arts organization. During the exchange days, March 30th– April 1st, a massive amount of clothing will be available in the ARTS/West performance space.  Those who donate clothing early will receive a “golden ticket” that allows unlimited clothing items. If clothing is brought on the days of the exchange, patrons will get a “regular” ticket, which lets patrons take as many items as they brought, additional items $1. Thursday, March 30th is ARTS/West Member night, and will be open to all ARTS/West members, and has a $15 entry fee. Membership to ARTS/West starts at $20 for students or $30 for community members for a full year membership. Entry to the exchange is $15 on Friday, March 31st, & $10 on April 1st. Once entry is paid, return entry is free the rest of the weekend. (Entry is only paid once.) Admission is free for children 12 & under! 

Exchange hours are 6-8pm on Thursday, March 30th for Members' night, 5-8pm on Friday, March 31st and 10am-6pm on Saturday, April 1st. 

Continuing through Thursday, March 30th, 2017 bring unwanted clothing items to ARTS/West during open hours (Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm). Please call ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 to arrange a time outside of regular business hours. Those who donate early will receive a “golden ticket” for unlimited items during the March 30th-April 1st event days.