Monday, December 11, 2017

Athens County Community Singers Annual Christmas Concert

Wednesday, December 20th at 7pm

ARTS/West  132 West State Athens, Oh

Suggested donation: $10 upon admission
Group rates available 
Christmas CD's will be available

Athens County Community Singers, a choir for All Voices, is a non-profit organization. 

Athens Old Time Square Dance And Social

Saturday, December 16th at 7pm

At ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, Oh

Caller Sean Fen and fiddler Joe Burdock and friends will bring us an evening of lively old-time music. 

Suggested Donation: $6

No experience or partner needed. Bring friends, a good attitude! 

Wednesday, December 06, 2017

Kim Richey Concert & Workshop 

Tuesday, December 19th

Workshop: 1pm

Concert: 7pm

at ARTS/West  132 West State Street  Athens, Oh 

Two time Grammy nominee Kim Richey will be performing at ARTS/West. 
She is an Ohio University graduate, a veteran Nashville singer/songwriter, and a
writer of hits for Trisha Yearwood, Mary Chapin-Carpenter and more!

Her songwriting workshop is at 1pm, with a $10 donation to participate.

Her concert will begin at 7pm with Scott Minar opening.
$15 at door, tickets also available at Blue Eagle Music.

Herbs for Stress & the Nervous System

Thursday, December 14th  6-8pm

at ARTS/West 132 West State  Athens,Oh

Come and join Clinical Herbalist Caty Crabb to learn more about how your nervous system works, and herbs you can use to reduce stress, relieve anxiety, and promote focus! 

Caty will be talking about herbs that can help with:
●Stress relief
●Anxiety, nervousness
●Panic attacks
●Low energy, adrenal fatigue 
●Nerve pain 
...and more!

Stress effects every organ system in our bodies, as well as our everyday wellbeing. It is the cause of and contributor to many chronic and acute health issues. Herbs are extremely effective at relieving stress, anxiety and tension, in adults as well as in teens and children. Herbs can help both to relieve acute nervous system issues, as well as to shift long term stress patterns. We will be covering many herbs that work on these levels in detail, talking about how they work in the body and specifics of dosage and preparation.

$20-30 sliding scale. Cash or check only.

REGISTER at:, by calling 740-274-9494, or stop by the Wildfire Herbs booth at Athens Farmers Market on Saturdays 9am-noon. 

Sunday, December 03, 2017

Holiday Concert to Benefit 

the Athens County Food Pantry

at ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, Oh

Sunday, December 10th @ 4pm

Many of your favorite Christmas and Holiday Songs, both classical and contemporary, will be performed by a talented group of professional singers and instrumentalists including Matthew Chester-Griffin – baritone, Melissa Brobek – Mezzo soprano, Alexandra Bruno – Mezzo Soprano, Nicholas Nesbitt – Tenor, Michael Weiser – Tenor, Harolyn Brient – Piano, and Michael Tobar-- Flute and Piano.
All performers are donating their time and talent for no charge. Every penny collected goes to the Food pantry.
With a joyful and varied program that is sure to warm your heart, lift your spirits and put you in the Holiday mood and Spirit of the Season, you won’t want to miss this festive musical event!
Admission is free. Money Donations of any amount are being collected to benefit the Athens County Food Pantry.
Light refreshments will be served during the intermission.

Front & Center Classically Christmas 

at ARTS/West  132 W. State Street  Athens, Oh

Saturday, December 9th from 12-1pm

ARTS/West presents a free musical performance & children's open stage for solo and ensemble music acts with a focus on classical Christmas music! Special Guests are Nick Paolino who is an Ohio University School of Music MFA candidate on cello accompanied by Kensia Bush. 

For more information contact Trisha Lachman

ARTS/West Music Lending Library Benefit 

Thursday, December 7th @ 9PM

@ Casa Nueva  6 W. State  Athens, Oh

ARTS/West wants to provide affordable access to instruments for Athens community members. This fundraiser is to start and grow the Music Lending Library. If you plan on attending, Sadie Meade will be screen-printing live from 9-11pm onto any apparel you bring as long as it's made of 100% cotton. Bring a t-shirt to get an instrument library design print or buy an instrument themed holiday card to support the cause! The all-night rock show will be starring Red Lake, Speedwalk Jerry, The Revulvas, and The Caitlin Kraus band. This head-banging performance should make your ears-split with sounds coming from the very instruments we'd like to lend you. So come get rowdy to support a good cause with intense music and live screen-print.


@ ARTS/West  132 W. State  Athens, Oh 

Thursday, December 7th 6-8pm 

Laura Serna will be presenting her work in the ARTS/West gallery on December 7th. Her work expresses the elements through the lens of native creation myths. Come on out for a great show, refreshments, and snacks. Her show runs from December 7th to January 2nd.

Monday, November 27, 2017

2017 Holiday Craft Swap

Sunday, December 3rd @ 3pm

@ ARTS/West 132 West State  Athens, Oh

Come on out for no cash holiday swapping! Bring x number of homemade, giftable items, and leave with x number of items made by other community crafters! Be sure to arrive at 3 pm to set up; swapping starts around 3:15 until all items are gone. Also, feel free to bring a holiday snack to share!

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

SATB Choir Concert

Saturday, December 2nd  7pm

@ ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH

SATB: a different kind of choir presents
Fire! Friend, Foe and Metaphor, a benefit concert for the Athens Fire Department Community Service Fund, which provides smoke alarms. 

Suggested Donation: $10 per person or $15 per family

Intro to Herbal Medicine-Making: 

Teas and Tinctures

Saturday, December 2nd  1-4pm

@ ARTS/West  132 West State Street  Athens, OH

This class is the first of three Herbal Medicine-Making classes that will be taught by herbalist Hannah Stewart. 

Hannah has five years of herbal experience, including an apprenticeship with folk herbalist Lauren Genter of Ancient Roots Botanicals, years of intensive self-study, and her current apprenticeship with clinical herbalist Caty Crabb of Wildfire Herbs and the Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine. 

Each medicine-making class will be a three-hour hands-on workshop held in the performance space at ARTS/West. You will leave with a valuable handout, an herbal remedy of your own crafting to enjoy at home, and the confidence to make more products on your own. 

This first class will be an in-depth introduction to the most common herbal medicine preparations--teas and tinctures. In this class, Hannah will demonstrate and explain the process of:

-drying herbs for storage
-making herbal teas
-brewing decoctions and infusions
-preparing fresh plant tinctures
-making dry plant tinctures

*Each participant will make their own dry plant tincture to take home (choose between Skullcap, Echinacea, and Milk Thistle).*

Appropriate for ages 12+!

Cost: $25-40 sliding scale, which includes the materials for your product.

Please register by emailing 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Herbs for Respiratory Health

Thursday, November 16th from 6-8pm

Winter time is the time for coughs, colds and flu. Come and learn some basics of holistic respiratory health! We will talk about common lung and sinus issues and how to help resolve them with herbs. What helps a runny nose? How do I deal with a sinus infection? This dry cough is keeping me up all night, can herbs help? What kitchen herbs make a good steam? Which herbs are safe for my kids? Join Clinical Herbalist Caty Crabb for a discussion of herbs that cover all these issues and more!

●sinus issues
●lung inflammation and recovery
●asthma and allergies
●herbal syrups, steams, sprays, honeys, teas, tinctures

$20- $30 sliding scale

Class will be held in the performance space at ARTS/West. 
Many Moons Exotic Market 

Sat. Nov. 18th - 10am-6pm 
Sun. Nov. 19th - 12-6pm

132 West State Street Athens, Ohio

Many Moons is annual holiday shopping event that takes place in the basement of ARTS/West, featuring textiles, jewelry, and more from countries like Nepal, India, Bali, and Thailand. 

Monday, November 06, 2017

November Contra Dance

Saturday, Nov. 11th


Contra Dance - at ARTS/West. 

Everyone is welcome - no partner needed, no experience needed. 

Adriane Mohlenkamp will be calling with tunes by Mark, Nick, Jeanie & Other Locals. 

A beginner's lesson starts at 7:30, with the dance running 8-10pm. or 740-590-4102. 

$7/adults, $3/students, $15/family

November Art Show: 

While on My Phone
Art by: Tim Creamer

132 West State Street
Athens, Ohio

Opening: Thursday, November 9th 6:30-8:30pm

Show on display: November 9th-December 1st