Wednesday, October 31, 2018

November Contra Dance

Sunday, Nov. 4, 6:30-9pm



Come dance to the music of The Boys of the Hock. Adriane Mohlenkamp will be calling.

No experience needed. No partner needed.
Everyone is welcome. All dances will be taught.

Sunday, November 4th
6:30-7:00pm Lesson
7:00-9:00pm Dance

Admission is by donation. Suggested donation: $10, $3/student, Kids 10 and under are free.

Info at www.athenscontradance.org or 740-590-4102

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

State Street Art Walk November

Thursday, Nov. 1, 5:30-8:30pm



Walk down State Street for an evening of art this Thursday! Gallery hop through Passion Works Studio, Casa Nueva, the Southeast Ohio History Center and Arts West

Passion Works
20 E State St. Athens, OH
Honey for the Heart: Past and present giant puppets for the Halloween parades

Casa Nueva
6 W State St. Athens, OH
Asylum: Persephone Mitchell

SEO History Center
24 W State St. Athens, OH
The Art of Propoganda: WWI propaganda posters & a workshop making paper poppies & WWII shoulder patches

Arts West
132 W State St. Athens, OH
Workshop with Danette Pratt working with fabric (downstairs, free) [& Cat's Pajamas Members Night upstairs (requires a membership)]

Facebook event


Monday, October 29, 2018

Poets & Writers Workshop


Sunday, Nov. 4, 12-3pm



Got something in the works?

Bring 10 copies of a song, poem or story to workshop and a covered dish to share
LIMIT 1000 WORDS FOR ESSAY & STORY

An Athens Poet Laureate Event

Free Admission
Sunday, Nov 4, 13-2-3pm


Friday, October 26, 2018


Athens Municipal Arts Commission 
Seeks Submissions for 
Waste Water Treatment Plant Mural



The Athens Municipal Arts Commission (A.M.A.C.) is seeking submissions for a mural to be installed at the Waste Water Treatment Plant (W.W.T.P.).

The City of Athens has allocated approximately $3000 ($2250 stipend and $750 materials cost) for a permanent work of public art to be installed on the sides of two clarifiers at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

It is expected that work on the site can begin on or around April 15, 2019 with anticipated completion prior to July 1, 2019. Please note that weather may delay the start date and the exact date will be determined by the City Safety and Service Director.

For more information, and to view the complete submission prospectus, please visit the city website:


Information can be found under “WWTP Call for Art Proposals”.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  All submissions must be hand-delivered or received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, November 30, 2018

Mail/hand deliver applications to:

Waste Water Treatment Plant Mural Project
Arts West
132 West State Street
Athens, Ohio 45701
For more info call 740-592-4315

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange


Members Night: Thursday, Nov 1, 5:30-8:30pm 
Exchange Days: Friday, Nov 2, 5:30-8:30pm
 & Saturday, Nov 3, 10am-6pm


A Benefit for Arts West! 
CELEBRATING 10 YEARS of CAT'S PAJAMAS!

For the past decade the Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange has brought countless Athenians the joy of "new" clothes in a fun and community minded way. This Fall we hope that we can break the record for the most clothes ever offered! The mountains of clothes available all are to benefit a good cause: Arts West! Throughout the year Arts West provides space for the PRISM Youth Art Program, monthly art openings, square dances and contra dances, concerts, plays, workshops and more. If you are on the prowl for a new wardrobe, there is simply no better avenue than the Cat’s Pajamas Clothing Exchange!

Schedule:
Members Night - Thursday, Nov. 1st 5:30-8:30pm
Exchange Days - Friday, Nov. 2nd 5:30-8:30pm & Saturday, Nov. 3rd 10am-6pm

How it Works:
To Get a Golden Ticket (take unlimited items)
1. Now through Thurs., Nov. 1st, bring unwanted clothes to Arts West
2. Pay Entry only once either $15 Fri, Nov. 2nd, or $10 Nov. 3rd
3. Return to exchange unlimited times with no additional fee

To Get a Regular Ticket (take as many items as you brought, additional items $1 each)
1. Bring clothes on exchange days, (Nov. 2nd & 3rd)
2. Pay Entry only once either $15 Fri, Nov. 2nd, or $10 Sat. Nov. 3rd
3. Return to exchange unlimited times with no additional fee

Members Night
1. Open to all current or new Arts West members, with NO ENTRY FEE
2. Sign up for membership will be available on members night
3. Return to exchange unlimited times with no additional fee

Regular Office Hours: 11am-6pm, Mon-Fri
(and hours are usually extended during the week for classes and events. Please call to hear our hours for drop offs of clothes beyond our office hours! )

Volunteer:
We Love our volunteers!
Remaining Shifts available November 2nd-4th
(Oct 28-Nov 1 are full)
To volunteer please contact Tessa Evanosky: artswesttech@gmail.com



Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Last Available Cat's Pajamas Volunteer Shifts
Friday, Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 2 - 4



It's not too late!

There are still a few Cat's PJs volunteer shifts left

Please note: Nov. 1st is now full

Contact Tessa at artswesttech@gmail.com
for available shifts on Nov. 2nd-4th



More info about the event itself can be found at
Cat's PJs Clothing Exchange on Facebook

Thanks for Supporting Arts West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts!

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

No Natural Looks Halloween Dance Party


A Free Sober Event Sponsored by The Gathering Place 

Saturday, Oct 27, 9pm-12am


Featuring: DJ plate a shrimp 
Free sober event for those either in recovery, thinking about recovery or who identify with a lived experience of mental health or substance use disorders; or those looking for an alternative to the Uptown Block Party

This event is geared toward young adults between ages 18-26!

Costume Contest, Prizes, Food, and Non-alcoholic beverages

FREE Admission
Saturday, Oct. 27, 9pm-12am

Sponsored by: The Gathering Place

Health and Wellness info will also be available

More info at  No Natural Looks Halloween Dance Party Facebook Event
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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Moon Tunnel LIterary Reading Series
Friday, Oct. 19, 7pm


The latest incarnation of Moon Tunnel happens this Friday at 7 pm! 

The second Moon Tunnel of the year will feature fabulous works from Angie Mazakis, 
Morgan Riedl, and Hillary Jo Foreman. 

The reading begins at 7 p.m. Feel free to come early so that you can mingle with the rest of the lovely English department crowd. Bring your own beer (BYOB), as it's said (I.D. required).
Snacks will be provided. 

The graduate creative writers are excited to continue the Moon Tunnel reading series, and look forward to seeing everyone there!

More info at FB Event Page: Moon Tunnel

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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Drum Circle & Music Jam
Friday, Oct. 19, 8-11pm 


 
Come join us for a night of drumming and dancing. 
The space is open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drumsany and all acoustic instruments are welcome. Parking is free on the street and in the lot. 
Food and alcoholic beverages allowed. B.Y.O.B. (I.D. required)

Friday, Oct. 19, 8-11pm
Suggested donation of 5-10$ would be appreciated to help support the space

MORE ABOUT THIS DRUM CIRCLE...
This is a safe space where you can come to be your truest self.
This is an intimate environment where you can put the worry of your days away
and become one with the rhythm. Whether you drum, dance, play another insturment, or just listen and take it in, there is a place here for everyone. There are no rules to participating in the sound. Even if you have never played an instrument, pick one up! There are plenty to borrow. 

This group meets every 3rd Friday of the month at Arts West, 8-11p.m.
More info on Facebook at: Arts/West Drum Circle  

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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Square Dance Social

Thursday, Oct 18, 7pm




Caller Joe Burdock, with musicians Matt McElroy & Friends
will bring us an evening of lively old time music. 
No Experience or Partner Neeeded.
Bring friends, a good attitude & an adult beverage of your choice (with valid 21+ ID).


Third Thursday of the Month 
Doors at 6pm, Dancing Starts @ 7 O’Clock 

$6 Suggested Donation
@ Arts West 132 W. State St.

Featuring: A Cake Walk. 
Deserts provided by Twisted Sister Novelty Baked Goods
BYOB  (I.D. required)

More info at 740-592-4315, artswestathens@gmail.com
or on FB at: Square Dance Social  

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Monday, October 15, 2018

The SEO Musical Lending Library is Open!
Hours: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 2-7pm  


The SEO Musical Lending Library is Open!

As of October 16th, the library hours will be Tuesday & Thursday, 2 - 7pm

Visitors welcome! Membership required for borrowing instruments.

There will be monthly music workshops coming soon as well.

The SEO Musical Lending Library makes instruments accessible, playable and fun for people from all backgrounds at every stage of life. Offering classic rock band, brass and woodwinds, and traditional Appalachian String band instruments the library gives people the opportunity to try something new without the commitment of making a purchase. 

The library also includes a traveling, kid friendly component called the Instrument Petting Zoo.  Arts West takes a selection of instruments, musicians, and musical crafts to area libraries, festivals, and schools to give people (particularly children) the opportunity to try the instruments, hear new songs and learn about styles of music they may not otherwise have the opportunity to experience. 

For more info call 740-592-4315 or email Tessa at artswesttech@gmail.com

The SEO Musical Lending Library is a project of Arts West in partnership with Stuart’s Opera House.  Sponsors include Blue Eagle Music, Casa Nueva, the Johnny B and John Spataro Music Foundation, Stewart MacDonald and many Athens community members.   



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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Personal Safety & Prevention Workshops
3rd Monday of October, November & December, 6pm



NO REGISTRATION NEEDED - JUST SHOW UP
​Suggested Donation: $5-$10 per person​

For more info email Cheryl Cesta at cherylcesta@gmail.com

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Tuesday, October 09, 2018

Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library Opening

Sunday, Oct 14, 2-6pm
at Arts West


Featuring Music by the Up All Night String Band
and Kids Area with Drum kit!

Light Refreshments will be served
Admission is Free - Donations Welcome
Membership & Scholarship info will be available

The SEO Musical Lending Library is a project of Arts West in partnership with Blue Eagle Music, and Stuart’s Opera House. Sponsors include the Johnny B and John Spataro Music Foundation, Stewart MacDonald, Casa Nueva, and numerous Athens community members. 
The Musical Lending Library seeks to make instruments accessible, playable and fun for people from all backgrounds at every stage of life. Offering classic rock band, brass and woodwinds, and traditional Appalachian String band instruments the library gives people the opportunity to try something new without the commitment of making a purchase. 
The library also includes a traveling, kid friendly component called the Instrument Petting Zoo. Arts West takes a selection of instruments, musicians and musical crafts to area libraries, festivals, and schools to give people (particularly children) the opportunity to try the instruments, hear new songs and learn about various styles of music. 

As of October 16th, the library hours will be Tuesday & Thursday, 2 - 7pm
(membership required for borrowing instruments)
For more info call 740-592-4315 or email Tessa at artswesttech@gmail.com
or visit Facebook Event
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Monday, October 08, 2018

Herbal First Aid Class

Thursday, Oct 11th, 6-7:30pm


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Herbal First Aid Workshop
with Caty Crabb, Clinical Herbalist
of Wildfire Herbs and the Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine

Thursday, October 11th, 6-7:30pm
at ARTS/West in Athens, OH
$17-25 sliding scale (cash or check)

Discover how to handle many common first aid issues with plants! From cuts, scrapes and burns, to panic attacks, sprains and spider bites. Students will find out which herbs can be helpful and the best ways to use them. Come and learn how to build your own herbal first aid kit, and gain the knowledge and confidence to use it!

Sign up at: Wildfireherbs@gmail.com, by calling 740-274-9494. Find them on Facebook or Instagram at Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine & @appalachianohio.herbschool

**Coming up November 8th: Herbal Relief in Cold & Flu Season! **

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Wednesday, October 03, 2018

October Contra Dance

Sunday, October 7th, 7-9pm (lesson at 6:30pm)


Come dance to the tunes of Jeanie & The Dreamers
 (Jeanie Creamer, Mark Barsamian & Nick Weiland)
Kim Thompson will be calling

No experience needed. No partner needed.
Everyone is welcome. All dances will be taught.

Sunday, October 7th
6:30-7:00pm Lesson
7:00-9:00pm Dance

Admission by Suggested Donation:
 $10, $3/student, Kids 10 and under are free

More info at www.athenscontradance.org or 740-590-4102

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Tuesday, October 02, 2018

BUMPs & THUMPs ART OPENING

SeriouslySickSocks™ New Designs!


Opening Reception October 4th, 5:30 - 8:30pm at Arts West



Featuring new SeriouslySickSocks™ designs by Danette Pratt

Halloween Refreshments, Tarot card Oracle Readings on site during opening! 

FREE & open to the public!


Exhibit will be on display at Arts West Oct 4th - 28th, 2018

Danette is a featured artist in Art Doll and PRIMS, new, Fall/Holiday release magazines.(Stampington Co. publications) 
Both magazines can be found locally at Joann’s. 

Check out Danette's SeriouslySickSocks™ Facebook page as well

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1st Thursday State St. Art Walks feature art experiences at
Arts West, the SEO History Center, Casa Nueva and Passion Works Studios
5:30-8:30pm 

Gallery hop your way down State Street for the October 4th art walk! Get yourself an Art Walk Passport at any of the participating venues the night of the event to earn prizes!

This is a FREE evening (1st Thursdays) of art and surprises on State Street
featuring local artists, musicians and food. 

Venues:
Arts West: 132 W. State St.
SEO History Center: 24 W. State St.
Casa Nueva: 6 W. State St.
Passion Works Studio: 20 E. State St.

For more information please contact Arts West at (740) 592-4315

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Musical Petting Zoo: Rhythm Instruments!

presented by the SEO Musical Lending Library
at Nelsonville Public Library
Tues, Oct 2, 3-5pm


An opportunity for kids, teens, and families to make their own egg shakers + hold/try out instruments (mostly rhythm instruments during this visit!) provided by 
the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library

Free and open to the public. After-school snack provided. Led by ARTS/West.

The SEO Musical Lending Library is a partnership with Arts West and Stuart's Opera House

More info at Facebook event or at Arts West 740-592-4315