Annual Events

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

Athens Area Fiber Faire

Our inaugural year was so successful that we had to move to a larger location to offer expanded classroom space, outdoor exhibits, and MORE VENDORS! 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, October 7, 2017 - 10am-5pm
Sunday, October 8, 2017 - 12-5pm

Please visit: https://sites.google.com/site/athensareafiberfaire/home 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 for 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: beveridge.emily@gmail.com

Upcoming Cat's Pajamas Dates:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - Cat's Pajamas AW Member Only Preview
Friday, March 31, 2017 - Saturday, April 1, 2017 - Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange


Thursday, November 2, 2017 - Cat's Pajamas AW Member Only Preview
Friday, November 3, 2017 - Saturday, November 4, 2017 - 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:
Friday, May 12, 2017  @ ARTS/West
Saturday, May 13, 2017 @ the Athens Community Center

Please visit http://www.therathacon.com/ for more information.