Thursday, June 27, 2013

Ohio Valley Summer Theater Camp Performances!


Come to ARTS/West this Friday, June 28th, to see the OVST Camp's big performance night! They've working hard the past few weeks, and now they're ready to show everyone what they really can do!

A reminder that this is a FREE show, and that there's nothing wrong

Younger Camp - 10:30am
Older Camp - 1:30pm

Also remember, this weekend, starting tonight the 27th, is the continuation of the OVST's Show "Willy Wonka: The Musical!" Be sure to get your tickets ahead of time, and be ready for a show of pure imagination. Hope to see you all there!

See all the Willy Wonka show dates/times here:, and even grab ticket while you're there!

Friday, June 14, 2013

AMC'S Showville/Membership Updates

Last night, AMC's "Showville, Athens, OH" aired, and showed off many of the amazingly talented performers in our lovely town, and we're super proud to have hosted the event. Congratulations all the contestants for putting on an amazing show!
Check out the link for the show's website here for more information: "Showville, Athens, OH"

Also, we've updated the site! Now we have an entire page directly for membership information and how YOU can become a member of ARTS/West! Simply click on the link in the header of the page to check it out!

As always, thank you to all of our supporters and fans! Be sure to stay tuned for more amazing activities that we are planning for the near future!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

APE Center and ARTS/West's Annual Theatre, Arts, and Crafts Camp!

Photo from 2012 Theatre Camp. Participants write, produce, and star in their own plays. This year’s camp runs from July 29 – August 2.

APE Center with ARTS West will hold its annual Theatre, Arts, and Crafts Camp this summer during the week of July 29 – August 2.

The camp is open to any child ages 5 – 12.

During the camp, the participants will write, direct, and perform their very own, original short plays. The participants will be broken up by age group and will have the assistance of an adult instructor to help them produce their original works.

There will be a performance of the camper’s work Saturday August 3rd in the early afternoon.
Click on our Camp Registration page to print and fill out the forms for your camper.  Participation in the camp is only $160 for the entire week 9-4pm and includes all materials needed for the camp.  On the Camp Registration page you will also find links to need based scholarships.

For more information about the program and how to sign up, be sure to check out their website:
Hope to see you there!

Friday, June 07, 2013

June Update 2013!

Hey, you should watch this video starring our own Program Specialist, Chelsa Peterson, to see what all we have coming up this Summer at ARTS/West!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

CATS, A Fine Arts Exhibition

"From the dawn of time, cats have fascinated artists. Beloved by Hemmingway and despised by the inquisition, cats have adapted to life among humans without compromising their wild nature. Their fuzzy faces represent an eternal existentialist struggle of animal instinct for freedom against the comforts of modern society. 
This exhibition represents nine Ohio artists who have a compulsion to create work inspired by their feline companions. Ranging from installation art to painting, they brave the contemporary arts world refusing to give up their live for kitsch aesthetic while revolutionizing our understanding of reality"
Anna Tararova -,

This Friday, June 7th @ 6pm-9pm, come by ARTS/West for this awesome Art exhibit all centered around the internet's favorite animal, The Cat. With pieces ranging from the bizarre, to the beautiful, and even the down right enlightening, be sure to stop by to see it in it's full glory! This exhibit will be up between Friday the 7th, all the way till Friday, June 28th. So even if you cannot make it to the opening, be sure to stop by at any time to give it a look and show your support for local art! See you then!

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

"Showville, Athens, OH" on AMC!

On Thursday, June 13th at 10:00pm, AMC will be presenting “Showville, Athens, OH.” This past January, ARTS/West: Athens Community Gateway to the Art, hosted AMC TV Channel which filmed what is now called “Showville.” “Showville” features local artists, musicians, performers and entertainers competing for a chance in the Hollywood spotlight while still in their home town. Make sure to tune in to your local AMC channel on Thursday, June 13th at 10pm and support your local talent!

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