Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thank you and upcoming

Thank you to the ART/Oberfest committee, artists, performing, local businesses and, especially Sherri Oliver for making ART/oberfest a sweet success! A good time was had by all. The paintings, photographs, prints and wall art will remain on display through November.

October 24 at 7 pm- SING OUT THE VOTE MUSICAL RALLY* -- with Holly Near, Laura Love, Tory Trujillo, Poet on Watch, Wishing Chair, Vanessa and Tamara Torres, The Prince Myshkins, Andre dos Santos Morgan, Colleen Kattau.

Donations: $10-50; $2-10 limited income; Available for pre-sale at Blue Eagle Music, Athens Book Center and Arts West -- Cash or Check only

Event at 7pm takes place at ARTS/West, 132 W. State Street, Athens, OH 45701.

Reception after the concert at Toscano's, 4 Depot St., 10:15 p.m. $5 cover. Good food, more music!

*This event is independently sponsored and is neither funded nor endorsed by ARTS/West, the Athens Arts, Parks and Recreation Department or the City of Athens.

At The Dairy Barn
Pumpkin FestiFall- October 25, 2008- Pumpkin FestiFall: Celebrating Community Arts and Wellness: This free community event is a time to celebrate the arts and promote wellness in the Southeastern Ohio region while also celebrating the harvest season and the reverent pumpkin. Come join with The Dairy Barn Arts Center and Well Works and other organizations and businesses as they contribute to creating a vibrant arts and wellness community.

This event is free to the public but donations for Artists in the Schools residencies are accepted. The event is being held on Saturday, October 25th from noon-6pm at The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Children’s events are being conducted from noon-3 and co-sponsored by Well Works and The Dairy Barn Arts Center. Please bring your own scooped out pumpkin and decorations and tools will be provided for pumpkin carving. Games and healthy seasonal treats will also be provided.

At Stuart's Opera House
Save the date now and join Stuart's for their annual Fall Fundraiser! This is one of the biggest nights of the year for Stuart's. Hors d'oeuvres, silent auction and more. This year's fundraiser will feature music from Soul legend Bettye LaVette! Bettye wowed audiences when she closed out this past years Nelsonville Art and Music Festival and you will not want to miss this performance. Tickets on sale NOW!

The Stuart's Fall Fundraiser will also feature a silent auction.

$100 tickets include a seat in row A-D, heavy hors d'oeuvres, drinks from 6pm-7pm, and first chance to bid on silent auction items.

$25 reserved seats will be available for rows E-I on the floor and the balcony.

Get Tickets:
online at
or call (740) 753-1924

Back at ARTS/West
Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West- Friday, November 14th, 8pm, $4 with:

She Bears

Barn Burning (Providence, RI)

Winter Makes Sailors (Columbus)

-Part of Aquabear Legion/Action Committee Weekend!!!-
Thursday, 11/13: The Needy Visions (Boston), Casual Future, Five Deadly Venoms @ Brown Town
Friday, 11/14: Aquabear Live @ ARTS/West with She Bears, Barn Burning, Winter Makes Sailors
Saturday, 11/15: TBA
Sunday, 11/16: Aquabear Legion Record Swap @ ARTS/West, FREE, 1pm-6pm
Sunday, 11/16: Dust from 1000 Years, more @ Bruce Manor, 7pm

Sunday, November 16, 2008, 1:00pm-6:00pm. In August we had our first Aquabear Legion Record Swap and it was so incredibly awesome we decided to make it a regular thing.

If you missed it the first time, make sure not to miss this one!

Browse through tables of LP's, CD's, Tapes, 7 inches, Instruments, Local Music, Record Gear, and anything else music related. Some Athens bands will even be selling their own merchandise and of course so will Aquabear.

If you want to get your own table to sell and trade from they are only $10! Send us an e-mail at if you are interested.

This time we will be on the stage of ARTS/West!

Admission is FREE!!! Donations are encouraged though.

And we will be playing records all afternoon...

And it's a potluck so bring some sweet food.