Annual Events

The Athens Area Fiber Faire
An Arts West event held at the Athens Community Center, with Vendors, Classes, Food and Demonstrations

Our inaugural year at Arts West was so successful that we had to move to a larger location to offer expanded classroom space, outdoor exhibits, and MORE VENDORS! Once again the Athens Area Fiber Faire will be housed in the Athens Community Center, at 701 E. State St., 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 provides a vast array of fiber related merchandise such as yarn, fabric, supplies, accessories, books, notions, finished goods and tools, as well as free classes and demonstraitons. We strive to offer a little bit of something for everyone in the fiber world!

Athens is located in the scenic Hocking Hills region of southeastern Ohio. From our top-ranked farmers market, through our quaint uptown, to the gorgeous Ohio University campus, Athens offers an astounding variety of shopping, dining, hiking, biking, and sporting events for all ages. Only an hour from Columbus, and within 3 hours of Cleveland, Cincinnati, and Pittsburgh, Athens makes a wonderful day trip or weekend getaway spot. So spread the word and mark your calendars!

Saturday, September 29th, 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, September 30th, 12:00pm to 5:00pm
FREE ADMISSION for the event as well as for all classes offered

See class listings at: 

More information at:
Or contact Arts West at 740-592-4315

Cat’s Pajamas Clothing Exchange
A Benefit for Arts West! 

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 of 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, worksjops and more. If you are on the prowl for a new wardrobe, there simply is no better avenue than the Cat’s Pajamas Clothing Exchange! 


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 

Arts West is located at West State St. Athens, OH 45701 
(740) 592-4315
Office hours: 11am-6pm, Mon-Fri 
(Hours usually are extended during the week for classes and events. Please call to hear our hours for drop offs of clothes beyond our office hours! )

We Love our volunteers! 
Shifts available October 28th – November 4th (Update: Oct 28 - Nov 1st are full; Shifts still available for Nov 2 & 3)
Contact Tessa Evanosky for times: