Friday, October 30, 2009

Have a great Halloween!

Thank you so much to all of the community artists who displayed their work and performed for the 5th Annual Artoberfest! It was just awesome, wasn't it? A weekend well spent!

Our good friend, Kelly Lawrence has an art opening tonight for Final Friday's in Nelsonville at Nelsonville Pottery & Gifts. The event runs from 6 to 10 pm and there will be a costume contest at Starbrick Gallery. Refreshments will be served.

ABC players will be presenting Terry Pratchett's Wyrd Sisters at Stuart's Opera House at 8pm. They are also having a logo contest: ABC Players is offering $250 to the winner of a competition to produce a new logo. Designs should be submitted by January 1, 2010, either in hard copy or via e-mail. You can find the details on the ABC Players web site. Tell your artistic friends, or consider submitting a design yourself.

Next up at ARTS/West we have the Actors Moveable Theater's presentation of A Piece of My Heart
by Shirley Lauro. 8 pm Nov. 11, 12, 13, 14, 2009 and 2 pm Nov. 15 --All shows Veterans free!! Light supper/reception Nov. 11, 6:30 pm

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Friday, October 23, 6:00pm-10:00pm
Saturday, October 24, 12:00pm-6:00pm

ART/oberfest is a community celebration of the vibrant arts scene in Athens, Ohio.

This weekend will kick off with an opening reception for artists and community members. Come check out all of the super amazing local art and eat some delicous/free/local food from Village Bakery, Della Zona, Purple Chopstix, and Miller's Chicken.

The Aquabear Legion will partner up with ART/oberfest again this year to bring in some rad local music on Friday night. Stick around from 7 pm to 10 pm to watch Seascapes, Liz Pahl, and Andrew Lampela do three very different, very awesome things to guitars, microphones, and various other musical equipment.

We'll kick off Saturday with our first annual yART sale on the side patio of ARTS/West, artist demonstrations both inside and out, and kids activities in the basement. Saturday will bring yet another day of dance, music, and spoken word.

Not to mention the superbly awesome silent auction that is going on from Friday at 6 pm to Saturday at 5 pm. Bid on great items, support ARTS/West, everybody wins!

For more information, please check out

Friday, October 16, 2009

Come inside for the weekend!

This Saturday, October 17 come to ARTS/West! Were you aware that cork flooring retains heat? Were you aware that ARTS/West recently installed cork flooring? So, I'll see you on Saturday!


Costume Workshop open work day on October 17, 2009 from 10:00am-4:00pm for kids ages 4-13.

Bring your Halloween costume ideas and get some help with the "how to" part. It's a family workshop day Athens Style! Cost of participation is 2 rolls of duct tape (any color). We will have cardboard, recyclables, various thrift store supplies, hot glue guns, and sewing machine help.

Join in the fun and use your brains, brains, brains, (no zombies allowed!!). Register at, or email if you have any questions. Space is extremely limited.

‘FRONT & CENTER’ a free music event for school age kids at ARTS/West, 132 W. State St. Athens, every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May) at noon –1 pm. October 17 special guests: folk/bluegrass singers Mark & Greta Hanesworth. Second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose. Or just listen and enjoy!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

October Front and Center


a free music event for school age kids

at ARTS/West

132 W. State St. Athens

every third Saturday of each month (Sept.-May)

at noon –1 pm

October 17 special guests: folk/bluegrass singers

Mark & Greta Hanesworth


second half of event is always an open stage for any kids, solo or group,

to share instrumental or vocal music--if you choose.

Or just listen and enjoy!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Tripsichore returns!

Thursday, October 15th. 8pm. Tripsichore performs Seeking the Nectar at ARTS/West.
This show is about a family of circus performers who lose their female acrobat, how they cope, how fate smiles on them and brings another female and the show that they do as a new Family. Come to be stunned by some amazing Tripsichore choreography, acrobatics and more. Tickets $10 for students and $15 general admission. Tickets available at IYS studio or on-line at website. Can purchase at door, but may be sold out by then.

Monday, October 05, 2009


What a big couple of weeks! We have wrapped up the 2009 Humble Play Festival with a delightful closing reception. Thank you to the committee for the delicious treats, Charlie and Celia for the lovely music and the Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble for presenting the Pick of the Festival. Two new 10 minute plays by James McLindon. If you are interested in participating in next years Humble Play as a script reader, judge, director, committee member, etc. contact our office. We'd love to have you.

ALPACA has a member meeting this week, October 15 marks the return of the Tripsichore Yoga Theatre (more info coming soon) and ART/oberfest kicks off October 23-24.

Take a nap and get ready for some great art.