Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Athens State Street Art Walk! 
Thursday, July 5th - 5:30-8:30pm

Venues include:
Arts West, SEO History CenterCasa Nueva
Passion Works Studio

This is a free evening of art & surprises on State Street

to be held on the 1st Thursday of the month, 5:30-8:30pm
featuring local artists, musicians & food

Exhibitions for July 5th:
Arts West 132 W. State St.
Fish Guitar: Billy Rhinehart Art

+ Music by The Trio – Mimi Hart, Jim Smailes, John Borchard

Billy Rhinehart is the artist and owner of Fish Guitar the home of unique real art guitars. Each instrument is designed from scratch, hand carved, hand painted, and hand assembled. An array of electric guitars, lap steels, 5-string bass and 6 string baritones’ will be on display.

SEO History Center - 24 W. State St.
Several Exhibits on display including
quiltsbricks, asylum history & a portrait exhibit
1. Locally made quilts on display from textile artists from the period during WWII.
2. “Bricks of Southeast Ohio”, an exhibit of locally made bricks telling the history of one of Southeast Ohio’s major industries
3. “The Athens Asylum, 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” Exhibit contains artifacts, artwork, medical history of the Athens Asylum and focuses on mental health through the decades.
4. “The Stuff of Dreams” Elise Sanford Portrait Exhibit is a unique display of local women posing as one of their heroes.

Casa Nueva - 6 W. State St.
Annual Summer Casa Employee Art Show
A collection of mixed media artworks created by the current staff of Casa Nueva.
Come out to enjoy good company, good food, and great drinks while exploring the local art scene!
Featuring Music Provided by: JJ Reed & Tracy Turner

Passion Works Studio - 20 E. State St.
Balloons! Balloons! Balloons! + hands-on balloon twisting and more!
Jump, walk, come on over to Passion Works for a new twist…balloons! Yes!, you are invited to investigate twisting - make a hat, flower, snake…develop new skills that will change your life and give you powers of spreading joy & delight.

On display will be our interpretation of fancy disco balls that actually were installed at the Nelsonville Music Festival 2018! Starting with round balloons we paper-mached, attached CDs and fabric tassels…yes, we will share our process, secret paper-mache recipe and tricks so you too can reproduce “homemade” disco balls for your next social extravaganza!

For more info please, contact Arts West at (740) 592-4315 or see Facebook event here

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