Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Music Together Classes for Ages Birth to 5 years - Starting Sept. 8th & 9th!

Fridays at 9:10am & Saturdays at 10:10am for 10 Weeks

With local musician & music educator Laura Nadeau

Coming to ARTS/West:

Knitting in the Round
Knitting class taught by 
Nancy Baur and Nadine Borovicka!

This is a ten week course for beginners and intermediate knitters: 
September 12th-Novemebr 14th on 
Tuesdays 5:30-7:00pm.

Fees: $50 for ten weeks, $7 for one day

For this new class students will learn the art of knitting in the round. They'll learn how to use double point needles, circular needles and how to read patterns made for circular projects. The projects will include a cup cozy, a cowl, a hat, finger-less mitts and socks. Students will be expected to work on projects in between classes and materials are not included. 
ARTS/West Green Room 132 West State St. Athens, OH

For questions or signing up please contact Nancy Baur at

Monday, August 14, 2017

ARTS/West Presents:

A Broadway Showcase

 Friday, August 25th at 7:00pm

ARTS/West 132W. State St. 
Athens, OH

Suggested Donation $5 Per person

An Evening of Broadway Music 

Showcasing the talents of our fabulous local singers!

Proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters and ARTS/West

Music gives a soul to the universe, 

wings to the mind, 

flight to the imagination and 
life to everything. 

Monday, August 07, 2017

This week at ARTS/West:

Brytt McGuire
Art Opening at ARTS/West
Friday, August 11th 6:30-8:30pm

The Exhibition is on display
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"My style is heavily influenced by films and music, ranging from horror movies to animated feature films, heavy metal or symphonic rock to classical or acoustic instrumentals...

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I would like to describe it as sort of like a yin yang type of effect on how my work develops. I love the balance. It's such an excellent outlet and a great way to utilize your imagination and really express yourself. I just love what I do."

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Next Week at ARTS/West:

Open Dance Night

Thursday, August 10th 7:00-9:00pm at ARTS/West

Come have fun this summer. Come to contra dance and learn something new.

Want to Dance? - Everyone is welcome. No dance experience is necessary. No partner needed.

Image may contain: 1 person, dancing, shoes and indoorDancers - Anyone is welcome to teach some dancing. 

Bring appropriate recorded music. 

Musicians - You are welcome to play any kind of dance music.

Bring a Friend. Bring a water bottle and/or personal snacks.

Admission by Donation.

Questions? Contact Adriane at

Athens Ohio Area Contra Dance 
The Athens Ohio area Contra Dance (Non-profit organization SEOTDS) is a fantastic way to have fun, meet people, dance and listen to great live music. 
You don't need to come with a partner or experience.

Work like you don't need the money. Love like you've never been hurt.
 Dance like nobody's watching.
 -Satchel Paige

Monday, July 31, 2017

This week at ARTS/West:

Contemporary African Dance Concert 
with Sylar Robert Ssempijja
Dance Class 5:00-6:00pm
Performance 7:00-8:00pm
Friday, August 4, 2017 at ARTS/West

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Suggested donation: $10 for class or performance, $15 for both

Exhibition by ARTS/West Work Study: Luke Boyd


Come and see the sugar and confectionary installation that is coating the Trisolini Gallery
Saturday, August 12th 6-9 pm

Baker Center 
Ohio University 

Cake and beverages will be served.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Girls Rock Camp Performances 

Final Concerts at ARTS/West 
Saturday July 22nd at 7pm and Sunday July 23rd at 2pm.
Admission: Suggested donation $5-$20

Keg and Case Competition 

     Stop by the Keg and Case Homebrew Competition during Ohio Brew Week and help crown this year's locally brewed crowd pleaser. Enter your own homebrew for a chance to win brewing supplies at Athens Do It Yourself at 16060 Canaanville Road, Athens, OH 45701.

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Wednesday, July 19, from 6:30 pm to 10 pm
Arts West, 132 W. State St., Athens 
Open stage hosted by John E Goettge and Tony Adami 
$12 in advance at ADIY only, $15 at door to be a judge
and receive a souvenir tasting glass.

See you there!

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Open Dance Nights
Southeast Ohio Traditional Dance Society and 
ARTS/West Presents
are pleased to host evenings of
open dance and music!

Thursday: July 13th and August 10th
7:00-9:00pm at ARTS/West 132 W. State St., Athens

Want to Dance? Everyone is welcome to dance
No dance experience is necessary. No partner is needed. The evening will include contra dancing and whatever else people bring!

Musicians – You are welcome to play any kind of dance music.

Dancers - Anyone is welcome to teach some dancing. Bring appropriate recorded music or musicians.

Details at If you have questions, contact
Adriane at or 740-590-4102.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Local Arts Organization Job Opportunity: 

Stuart's Opera House is hiring a full time 
Events and Box Office Manager! 

To apply, please go to:

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

ARTS/West will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th for Independence Day! 

For information about Athens area 4th of July activities and fireworks, go to:

Monday, June 26, 2017

                Call For Artists!!!!  
AMAC is seeking up to 10 art designs to be applied onto vinyl wraps to cover traffic control boxes in Athens, Ohio. AMAC encourages submissions of Athens specific artworks that will make Athens Art Outside the Box purely "Athens."

$500 honorarium will be awarded for use
of each design!

Artists will be selected by jury process. Selected artists will not choose locations. Each selected artist will not be eligible for more than one location until removal occurs.

Wraps will be removed after 3-5 years, depending on condition. They may be removed at any time at the discretion of the City of Athens.

Selected artist designs (which can be computer designed images or scanned from illustrations, paintings, quilts, mosaic, photographed sculptures, photographs, or other) will be printed on to a vinyl wrap, and applied to the traffic boxes by the City of Athens.

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, July 14, 2017 @ 5:00 PM 

More Information and entry forms at:

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Past, Present & Future

Join us to celebrate seven years of Athens Rock Camp for Girls! 

Past, Present & Future will be showcasing art by campers and organizers. 

We will be displaying memorabilia from over the years including: Buttons, zines, photos, lyrics sheets, videos, and our scrapbook...
Also come out to see our new video!

Whether you are a parent, brother, sister, cousin, grandparent or friend of a past, present, or future camper we would love to see you there!

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pints with a Purpose to benefit ARTS/West!

Come and enjoy a brew while giving back! 

Devil's Kettle Brewery will be hosting it's monthly Pints with a Purpose event on Wednesday, July 19th from 12-10pm during Ohio Brew Week. 

Each month, during Pints with a Purpose, 
a local non profit organization receives $1 from each pint sold at Devil's Kettle.

Monday, June 12, 2017

Athens Rock Camp for Girls is seeking art for their July art show at ARTS/West:

If you have something interesting, whether its an artifact pertaining to rock camp, or is your own art related to women in music or feminist art, please contact us via message or email
Deadline for submissions is Friday June 30th.

The opening reception is Thursday July 6th. More information can be found on our facebook event here:

Friday, June 09, 2017

Style "U" at ARTS/West


Affordable advice 
from a 
professionally trained style coach!

Style U is a three-hour course for women interested in exploring & updating their personal style
You’ll leave knowing how to flatter your individual face shape, body shape & coloring, along with new insights into your personal style

Saturday, June 24th from 1 –4 PM

Arts West, 132 W State St., Athens, OH  45701

•To register, send an email to, or leave a comment on the Get Real Image Facebook page
$75 per person until 6/7/17, then $85
•Class limited to 15 people
•10% discount for OU employee, spouses, retirees, students and Arts West members
•Ample free parking available

For More Info Please Contact Get Real Image at:

740-707-7853 ||

Monday, June 05, 2017

Patriotic Concert by ACCS at ARTS/West

Patriotic Concert 
by Athens County Community Singers
Monday June 19th, 2017 5:00pm
ARTS/West 132 West State St., Athens, Ohio

There will be a suggested donation of $10 at the door.

The Athens County Community Singers is a choir for 
“all voices”
those with and without disabilities, 
founded and directed by Stephanie H. Morris, MM, 
MT-BC (Music Therapist-Board Certified) and Neurologic Music Therapy Fellow. 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Open Dance Nights and Music!

Open Dance Nights
Southeast Ohio Traditional Dance Society and 
ARTS/West Presents
are pleased to host three evenings of
open dance and music!

Thursdays: June 8, July 13, August 10
7:00-9:00pm at ARTS/West 132 W. State St., Athens

Want to Dance? - Everyone is welcome to dance
No dance experience is necessary. No partner is needed. The evening will include contra dancing and whatever else people bring!

Musicians – You are welcome to play any kind of dance music.

Dancers - Anyone is welcome to teach some dancing. Bring appropriate recorded music or musicians.

Details at If you have questions, contact
Adriane at or 740-590-4102.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Opening Reception for Group Exhibit, Unified Diversity, of works by the Innovative Arts Alliance

Unified Diversity 

A group exhibit by the 
Innovative Arts Alliance 
at ARTS/West

Be Free by Susan Nash
Innovative Arts Alliance began in 1999 with founding members Diane Eyerman, Anna Prince, and Andrea Stern.  The group's intention was to provide support and development among the individual members.  The roster includes woodworkers, printmakers, ceramicists, and collage artists as well as art quilters, who are the base of the group. This exhibit is included in the Crazy Quilt Crawl 2017 for the month of June to coincide with Quilt National at The Dairy Barn Arts Center.

The opening reception is Thursday, June 8, 3:30 - 5:30 pm. 
Light refreshments served.

The exhibit will run until June 30th.  
ARTS/West is open Monday - Thursday, 10am - 4 pm

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Local Arts Education Job Opportunity

Looking for an arts related job? Amesville Elementary is hiring a one year substitute art teacher for the 2017-2018 school year. Details below:

Position: Full-Time Art Teacher
Duration: 2017 - 2018 School Year
Responsibilities: The successful candidate will be responsible for all aspects of teaching, and will hang art in the hallways throughout the school year. 
 Location: Amesville Elementary School (Kindergarten through Sixth Grade) in Amesville, Ohio (just outside of Athens, Ohio).
Qualifications: B.A. in Visual Art, and teaching experience with elementary-aged children.
Please send a cover letter and resume to Dr. George Wood, Superintendent, Federal Hocking Local Schools, 8461 State Route 144, Stewart, Ohio 45778.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The SATB Choir presents Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” at ARTS/West, June 11th at 7:00pm

Join ARTS/West Sunday, June 11th at 7:00pm when the SATB choir presents 
Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Trial by Jury” and other selections to inspire justice and compassion. 

The concert benefits Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) an organization of volunteers advocating for children in our legal system. 

Suggested donation of $10 or $15 for a family. 

ARTS/West is located at 132 W. State St. Athens, Ohio

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Come to ARTS/West 

this Saturday for Front & Center’s free musical 

performance and children’s open stage!

Saturday May 20th 12:00-1:30pm

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Thursday, May 04, 2017

2017 Ratha Con Pop Culture Convention 

ARTS/West and the City of Athens Arts, Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring the 6th annual
Ratha Con: Athens Own Pop Culture Convention.

Thursday, May 11th (@ Athena Cinema)
ARTS/West Presents: Awarding winning director, Russ Emmanuel with Film Screenings  of "Occupantsand "The Assassin's Apprentice
7pm, $5 for adults; $3 for students (Rated R)

Friday, May 12th (@Arts West):
 Pop Culture Art Opening, 5-7pm, free admission and refreshments!

Friday, May 12th (@Arts West):
Tales from the Flip Side Cabaret Show, 7-9pm
A time-travelling music & magic show, starring John Pyka (aka "Big Daddy Cool")
admission: $10 individual; $20 family

Saturday, May 13th (@ Athens Community Center): 
ARTS/West PresentsRatha Con Pop Culture Convention, 10am-7pm
admission: $10 adults; $5 kids (ages 12-17); Kids under 12 FREE

for more details go to:

What's a POP CULTURE CONVENTION??? Some might call us a COMIC CON, but we think that doesn't quite cover it. We began with a focus on local comic artists, but Ratha Con is a gathering of people who love anything and everything related to comics, games, TV, Movies, and much more!

Whether you're into-  Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Star Trek, Harry Potter, Superheroes, Doctor Who, Firefly, Anime, Zombies, Ghostbusters, Video Games, Tabletop games, Card games, Steampunk, Cosplay, or Comics

Ratha Con is the place for you to GEEK OUT and connect with other fans.

We'll see you there!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017


Ohio Valley Summer Theater's 10th annual Youth Camp in collaboration with Columbus Area Theatre Company, CATCO, has opened enrollment for youth entering 2nd to 12 grades. The camp which runs from June 5 to 23 features two professional workshops with deep Athens roots.

Campers will have an opportunity to work with a professional clown, improv with an expert, and try their hand at writing and performing sketch comedy with guidance from college sketch groups. For those wanting to specialize in technical aspects of theater, there is a track for them as well.  The camp will culminate in free public performances on June 23.

For more information, or to register go to:

or call:


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 or email For last minute ticket availability and parking request, please call 740-818-9245.