Annual Events

Below is a list of Annual ARTS/West Events, if you have any questions, please call 740-592-4315 or email Mark your calendar!

Athens Area Fiber Faire

The Athens Area Fiber Faire is held at the Athens Community Center, situated near the intersection of US 33 and US 50. Our expansive venue boasts ample parking, single-level floor plan, and multiple gathering spaces. Several hotels and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Our Marketplace vendor list is growing and they will provide a vast array of fiber related merchandise such as yarn, fabric, supplies, accessories, books, notions, finished goods, tools, and so much more! We strive to offer a little bit of something for everyone in the fiber world! The Athens Area Fiber Faire is presented by ARTS/West.

Upcoming Athens Area Fiber Faire Dates:
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 10am-5pm
Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 12-5pm

Please visit: for more information.

Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange

At certain times through out the year, bring your unwanted clothes to ARTS/West during business hours to receive a “golden ticket” that allows you to take unlimited items on the exchange days. A massive amount of clothing will be available during the exchange. If you bring clothes on the days of the exchange, you will get a “regular” ticket, & you may take as many items as you brought, additional items $1. Entry is typically $15 on Fridays, $10 on Saturday. New as of 2016, ARTS/West Members Only Preview on Thursday, admission is still $15, it is a fundraiser after all. Once entry is paid, you may return to the event as many times as you want (entry only paid once). Admission is free for children 12 & under!

For more information or to volunteer, contact:
Emily Beveridge:

Upcoming Cat's Pajamas Dates:

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - Cat's Pajamas AW Members Night
Friday, November 2, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018 - Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange

Ratha Con

Ratha Con is Athens' One and Only Pop Culture Convention. Held at the Athens Community Center each spring, our con brings the nerds and geeks from all over to enjoy pop culture together.

Upcoming Ratha Con Dates:
Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ the Athens Community Center

Please visit for more information.