Thursday, June 11, 2015

ARTS/West is turning 10!

And we need your help!

ARTS/West has made it to a milestone - 10 years of bringing the arts to our community!  In celebration, we are planning a 3 day extravaganza of performances, dedications, food, and visual art on August 14, 15, and 16, 2015. So mark your calendars!

If you are able and interested, we would love to have you perform, show your art, volunteer, or help provide cookies or punch!

We are asking visual artists to exhibit pieces in the facility both upstairs and down.  The 1st 18 2D pieces offered will be hung in the gallery space - the rest will be in the basement on easels.  3D pieces will be in the basement only since we are unsure as to what performances will be like upstairs and are afraid to have to move art for them.  The pieces downstairs will not be up longer than just the weekend event due to the inability to make them secure for the entire month.
We are planning to give each performer a 30 minute span of time to perform with 30 minute breaks in between acts  (this is subject to change if a performer/group cannot fit their piece into a 30 minute block).  We do not have set times yet as we want to see how many performances we have before we set a schedule.  There will be performances in both the performance space and the basement - times will be offset so attendees will have a chance to see something upstairs and then go downstairs right away to see something else.  At least that is the idea at this point.
Along with performers and artists, we are also seeking volunteers to help make sure the event runs smoothly. In addition, we're asking people to donate 2 dozen cookies (or more!) or punch ingredients in order to offer something sweet for attendees and participants.

The weekend will also include a dedication to Bob Winters as well as the community. We hope you are able to be a part of this celebration!

If you or someone you know would be interested in contributing to this celebrationplease email Kelly at or call 740/592-4315.
Thank you!

The Staff at ARTS/West