Tuesday, July 03, 2018

Athens State Street Art Walk! 
Thursday, July 5th - 5:30-8:30pm

Venues include:
Arts West, SEO History CenterCasa Nueva
Passion Works Studio

This is a free evening of art & surprises on State Street

to be held on the 1st Thursday of the month, 5:30-8:30pm
featuring local artists, musicians & food

Exhibitions for July 5th:
Arts West 132 W. State St.
Fish Guitar: Billy Rhinehart Art

+ Music by The Trio – Mimi Hart, Jim Smailes, John Borchard

Billy Rhinehart is the artist and owner of Fish Guitar the home of unique real art guitars. Each instrument is designed from scratch, hand carved, hand painted, and hand assembled. An array of electric guitars, lap steels, 5-string bass and 6 string baritones’ will be on display.

SEO History Center - 24 W. State St.
Several Exhibits on display including
quiltsbricks, asylum history & a portrait exhibit
1. Locally made quilts on display from textile artists from the period during WWII.
2. “Bricks of Southeast Ohio”, an exhibit of locally made bricks telling the history of one of Southeast Ohio’s major industries
3. “The Athens Asylum, 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” Exhibit contains artifacts, artwork, medical history of the Athens Asylum and focuses on mental health through the decades.
4. “The Stuff of Dreams” Elise Sanford Portrait Exhibit is a unique display of local women posing as one of their heroes.

Casa Nueva - 6 W. State St.
Annual Summer Casa Employee Art Show
A collection of mixed media artworks created by the current staff of Casa Nueva.
Come out to enjoy good company, good food, and great drinks while exploring the local art scene!
Featuring Music Provided by: JJ Reed & Tracy Turner

Passion Works Studio - 20 E. State St.
Balloons! Balloons! Balloons! + hands-on balloon twisting and more!
Jump, walk, come on over to Passion Works for a new twist…balloons! Yes!, you are invited to investigate twisting - make a hat, flower, snake…develop new skills that will change your life and give you powers of spreading joy & delight.

On display will be our interpretation of fancy disco balls that actually were installed at the Nelsonville Music Festival 2018! Starting with round balloons we paper-mached, attached CDs and fabric tassels…yes, we will share our process, secret paper-mache recipe and tricks so you too can reproduce “homemade” disco balls for your next social extravaganza!

For more info please, contact Arts West at (740) 592-4315 or see Facebook event here

Monday, June 04, 2018

First ever Athens State Street Art Walk! 
Thursday, June 7th - 5:30-8:30pm

Venues include:
ARTS/West, Southeast Ohio History Center, Casa Nueva, & Passion Works Studio

This is a free evening of art & surprises on W. State Street
to be held on the 1st Thursday of the month, beginning June 7th

Exhibitions for June 7th: 
ARTS/West --> Quarts: Queer Art Show + Music by Water Witches
132 W. State St.

SEO History Center --> Several Exhibits on display including quilts, asylum history & a portrait exhibit
24 W. State St.

Casa Nueva --> Not Far From the Tree 2 + Music by Bill Rawlins 
6 W. State St.

Passion Works Studio --> Gigantic Bloomicas! + hands-on art-making
20 E. State St.

For more info please, contact ARTS/West at (740) 592-4315

June 4th Early Show @ Casa 

Tommy Stumpp's early show provides the entertainment
 for Casa's charity donation Meet & Greet
this month benefitting the
ARTS/West Musical Lending Library!

Monday, June 4th 6-8pm
FREE admission

Come out and support local music, food and a really cool project we've been working on 
Find out how to help us buy a fantastic upright bass

All Casa Tips this month go to the Arts/West Musical Lending Library!

The library itself will have a grand opening in September

Yang Miller's Improv Comedy Workshop

Sunday, June 10th  2-6pm

@ ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH

Join Yang for this one time Improv comedy workshop.

We'll focus on the basics of long form improvisation and explore "Yes, and", creating characters, object work, and spontaneity.

It’s a fun, action filled session that will surprise and delight.

*The most common complaint is sore cheeks (from laughing).

Great for couples!...And singles! 

For more information or to register message Yang via the facebook event. 


$50 OBO

Yang Miller is a veteran improv comedian who spent 10 years performing throughout New York City. A 5 year member of the acclaimed Improv team Big Black Car and a creator of the Improv party show Never Have I(mprov) Ever. 

Monday, April 23, 2018

ARTS/West Benefit Film Series

May 6-11 @ The Athena Cinema  

20 S Court Steet  Athens, OH

In an effort to raise money for the arts and celebrate local Geekdom, ARTS/West has partnered with the Athena Cinema to bring a unique film series to the Athens community. 

All tickets only $5

Film Schedule: 
The Iron Giant - Sunday, May 6th 1pm
Aliens - Monday, May 7th 7pm
Princess Mononoke (dubbed) - Tuesday, May 8th 7pm
Fellowship of the Ring - Wednesday, May 9th 7pm 
The Dark Knight - Thursday, May 10th 7pm 
Mad Max: Fury Road - Friday, May 11th 7pm 

The series will allow the community to experience these films on the big screen as they were meant to be seen, certain screenings will feature trivia, prizes, costumes, and promotion of local businesses. Bring friends, come in costume, and celebrate being a geek!

The film series is Geekdom for a good cause. All proceeds from the event go to Arts/West, a community based arts facility which is part of the city of Athens Parks & Recreation department and home to PRISM: LCBTQ After school Program, Athens Girls Rock Camp, Ohio Valley Summer Theater Camp, as well as other public performances, classes and workshops.

For more information call ARTS/West (740) 592-4315
For Ticket Information or advanced tickets Contact Athena Cinema

Thank You to Our Sponsors:

-Artifacts Gallery
-Athena Cinema
-Athens Transmission
-DJ B-Funk
-Muntean Health Care
-Ohio Brew Week
-DJ Barticus

Singing About Tuba Bob! 

SATB Choir Concert

Sunday, April 29th at 4pm

at ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH

A BENEFIT concert celebrating the life in music of Robert D Smith.  
Concert to benefit the Ohio University tuba scholarship fund.
Tickets available from choir members, ARTS/West and at the door: 
$10 suggested donation, $15 for families.

Athens Poet Laureate Reading 

Thursday, April 26th @ 7pm

At ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH

An evening of poetry and shenanigans. Be prepared to participate! Wine and savory snacks will be served. FREE and open to the public. 

Monday, April 09, 2018

Athens International Film & Video Festival Afterparty: 

Athens Noise Show Reunion 

presented by Nelsonville Music Festival

Sunday, April 15th 7:30-10pm

@ ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH 

The Nelsonville Music Festival is presenting a week full (April 9-15) of afterparties in Athens as part of the 45th annual Athens International Film and Video Festival! All shows are free! 

Sunday, April 15, 7:30 PM
ARTS/West, 132 W State St.

Athens Noise Show Reunion featuring

(Athens) – special performance of Xenakis with 6 drummers

Dinner of Swords 
(Athens) – experimental, improv, Athens Noise Show veterans

(Athens/Fairborn) – Appalachian drone duo
and more

Please check out the full schedule of the week's afterparties here:

For more information on the films visit: http://www.athensfest.org/

For more information on NMF visit: http://www.nelsonvillefest.org/

Wednesday, April 04, 2018

Athens Jazz Festival Performance

Friday, April 13th at 7:30pm

at ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH

Featuring: Roger Hines with OU Jazz Faculty & Guests, 
& OU Jazz Ensemble II
FREE and open to the public. 

Contra Dance 

Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm

at ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH

 Everyone is welcome - no partner needed, no experience needed. Kim Thompson & Adriane Mohlenkamp will be calling with tunes by the Up All Night String Band. A beginner's lesson starts at 7:30, with the dance running 8-10pm. More information at www.athenscontradance.org 
or 740-590-4102. $7/adults, $3/students, $15/family
Front & Center 

Saturday, April 14th  12-1pm

at ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH

ARTS/West presents a free musical performance & children's open stage for solo and ensemble music acts! The special guest this time will be Albert Rouzie, Greg Bikowski, and Steve Zarate. For more information, contact Trisha Lachman: Trisha@boochee.com. 
FREE and open to the public. 

Monday, April 02, 2018

Herbs for Reproductive & Sexual Health

Thursday, April 12th 6-8pm

at ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, Oh

With Caty Crabb, Clinical Herbalist

$20- $30 sliding scale (Cash or check)

We will be talking about herbs that can help with:

● Balancing Hormones
● Prostate Health
● Fertility
● Menopausal issues and Andropause
● Menstrual cramps and PMS
● Erectile Dysfunction
● Breast health, and more!

Ever feel confused about how your hormones work? Want to know more about how to handle common problems that come up? Most of us experience difficulties with this system at some point in our lives. In this class, the details of how hormonal cycles work will be explained. We will discuss common ways things get out of balance and how herbs can help! Join us for information on everything from breast and prostate health, to menstrual issues from menarche through menopause, and more! You will learn specific actions of herbs that work on the reproductive/sexual health system and the best ways to take them.

Sign up at: wildfireherbs@gmail.com, by calling 740-274-9494, or stop by the Wildfire Herbs booth at Athens Farmers Market on Saturdays 9am-noon inside the mall. 

Friday, March 30, 2018

Strata of Healing Art Opening 

Friday, April 6th from 5:30-7:30pm

@ ARTS/West  132 West State  Athens, OH

Trisha Lachman and Wanda will be displaying an array of artworks surrounding Cuba's journey of healing after colonialism and Wanda's personal life of healing. Both artists work, Trisha's Cuba: A Cultural Journey of Healing, and Wanda's, Wanda: A Life Healing are a culmination of artworks serving to represent the strata or layers of the healing process, and are ultimately about overcoming struggle, growth and finding peace. 

The Tree Lined Roads will perform live during the event, and there will even be a dance performance by Missy Whaley and Danielle Corbin. The show and its' performing artists' are not too miss! The show may even help you on your own journey. 

The show will open to the public on April 6th, and be on display April 6th-29th at the ARTS/West Gallery. The operating hours are 11am-6pm, and entry is free.