Monday, December 20, 2010

Thank you and a note about Christmas Carol

Thank you all for an amazing 2010 at ARTS/West-- the final numbers aren't in but, it looks like we had well over 900 events, classes and workshops this year! Whew! Highlights include: the Creative Endeavors Workshop afterschool program, APE and OVST performing arts camps, several screenings of locally made films, the Humble Play New Play Festival, the Cat's Pajamas Clothing exchange, Aquabear Live at ARTS/West events, The Local Girls, Matthew Griffin's Christmas Concert and on and on and on.

We can't wait to see what you have in store for us in 2011!

Also, we regret that the Studio for Young Actors will not be presenting A Christmas Carol this year- some publicity from last year's production is still circulating.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Gift tag/card making workshop and TWO concerts!

Card Making Workshop12/18/10

ATHCO Women's Art Guild will have a FREE Workshop for making Recycled Holiday Cards and Gift Tags on Saturday, Dec. 18th from noon to 4pm.

Bring your old holiday/birthday cards, magazines, scrap paper, fabric, glitter, etc... to recycle into new holiday cards and gift tags. If you have any extra scissors they would be very welcome (be sure to mark them with your name). We will have lots of materials for you to make your holiday gift giving extra special this year.

All ages are welcome. Bring snacks if you'd like. Register via email: artswestathens at gmail dot com or, call Kelly at 594-1158 if you have any questions.

Holiday Concert to Benefit Athens County Food Pantry. Saturday, December 18 · 7:00pm

Singers Yvonne Crist and Matthew Griffin along with Pianist Harolyn Brient perform a wide variety of Holiday Musical Favorites to raise money for the Athens County Food Pantry. Yvonne will be joined by her husband Richard Crist (Director of Ohio University Opera Theater) for a special duet and at least one offering of his own. And Matthew is joined by his sister Meghan Aimoe in a rare Athens appearance. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free but donations to benefit the Athens County Food Pantry are sought -- and Matthew in his role as Master of Ceremonies is not noted for subtlety. Be sure to join us for a family friendly celebration of the Holidays to benefit this worth cause.

Check out the Facebook Event page HERE

Local Girls 22nd Annual Christmas Concert 12/19/10

Christmas is coming and the Local Girls once more look forward to returning to ARTS/WEST for their annual Christmas concert. It will be their 22nd Christmas show in their beloved hometown--wow! It is always a cozy, fun-filled afternoon; we hope we will see you there.

DECEMBER 19th at 3:30

Friday, December 10, 2010

Furry Tales and Music

OVST presents Furry Tales with a Twist 12/10-12/12

Follow the adventures of two bumbling actors trying desperately to present a few of the world's most beloved fairy tales. Unfortunately, their script becomes seriously scrambled and they perform GoldiSOCKS and the Three WOLVES, the Three Billy TROLLS Gruff, and The Three Little BEARS, who end up battling the Big Bad BILLY GOAT to delay the decimation of their domiciles. In addition to entertaining with humor, slapstick, and charm, the characters guide the audience through this creative world. It takes the whole audience to set the stories straight. In the end both the characters and the audience have learned creative tale-telling through these Furry Tales. Furry Tales with a Twist By Jennifer Hickok DeFratis

Show times: December 10 and December 11 at 7:30pm, December 12 at 2pm

Tickets: Online sales at, Box office 593-9696

Front and Center 12/11/10
Join us from noon-1:00 for our monthly music event Front and Center. Special guest this month will be Caitlin Kraus, a singer song writer who is a senior at OU in music therapy and is a frequent performer around town with her music. 2nd half is an open stage for kids.

Monday, December 06, 2010

S.A.T.B. Choir Concert. 12/7/10

S.A.T.B. ARTS/West's new choir presents "In the Beginning: Music to get things started"

December 7, 2010 at 7:30 PM.

Admission is $10 per person, $15 per person.

Proceeds to benefit Athens Birth Circle.