Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Monday, January 21st, 2019

On MLK Jr. Day
Arts West will be closed during regular business hours of 11am-6pm
PRISM Youth Art Program will not occur since there is no school

Self Healing, Care & Protection Class will be held - 6-7:15pm

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

New Year Drum JamFriday, 
Jan. 18, 8-11pm  
Please join us for a night of drumming and dancing! All ages and levels are welcome.
The circle is not limited to drums, all acoustic instruments are welcome. Bring a friend!

Sugggested Donation: $5-$10
Parking is free on the street and in the lot.
Food and alcoholic beverages allowed. *B.Y.O.B* (with valid 21+ I.D.)


This is a safe space where you can come to be your truest self. An environment where you can put the worry of your day away and become one with the rhythm. Whether you drum, dance 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 8-11pm  

More Info at Facebook Event

Monday, January 14, 2019

3rd Thursday Square Dance is Back!

Caller Joe Burdock and special guests The Allegheny Hellbenders,
hailing from Charleston, West Virginia, will bring us an evening of lively old time music.
Featuring a cake walk. Desserts provided by Twisted Sister Novelty Baked Goods.

No experience or partner needed!

Bring friends, a good attitude & an adult beverage of your choice (with valid 21+ ID).

@ Arts West, 132 W. State St., Athens, OH
Doors at 6:30pm, Dancing Starts @ 7 O’Clock

$6 Suggested Donation

Monday, January 07, 2019

January Family Dance

Sunday, Jan. 13, 3-5pm

Bring the whole family for an afternoon of contra dancing and music. 

The Trophy Wives will play hot tunes to get kids and adults dancing together. 
No experience needed. All dances will be taught. Drop in any time. 

Admission by donation. Suggested donation $3/dancer. 

More information at or 740-590-4102

Wednesday, January 02, 2019

January Contra Dance Party
Sunday, Jan. 6th, 7-9pm
with 4pm Workshop & 5:30pm Potluck Beforehand

Join the dance party on Sunday, January 6th! Come to the afternoon workshop about “Becoming Everyone’s Favorite Dance Partner”. Join us for a potluck dinner and/or stay for the evening contra dance with Gaye Fifer and music by Jeanie and the Dreamers.

4:00-5:30pm Workshop - Becoming Everyone’s Favorite Partner with caller Gaye Fifer

5:30-6:30ish Potluck Dinner - Please bring a dish to share. Plates, silverware, cups and water will be provided.

6:30-7:00 Beginners Lesson

7:00-9:00 Dance - Music by Jeanie & the Dreamers with Gaye Fifer calling.

Please attend any or all events. The workshop and dance are both admission by donation (suggested donation for the dance is $10 or $3 for students).

Friday, December 21, 2018

Thursday, December 20, 2018


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:
and click link on left side of the page "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 - EXTENDED TO JANUARY 7th at 5pm

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 or email