Tuesday, December 23, 2014

ARTS/West offices closed December 25-26 and January 1

ARTS/West wishes you and yours a  
happy holiday!

The ARTS/West offices will be closed on December 25-26th in observance of the holiday.

The offices will be open Monday-Wednesday, December 29-31, 10am-4pm and closed New Years Day, Thursday, January 1st.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

ARTS/West Presents: A Holiday Concert to Benefit the Athens County Food Pantry

ARTS/West Presents

A Holiday Concert to Benefit the Athens County Food Pantry

Sunday, Dec. 21st


The program will feature all the most beloved musical holiday favorites, as well as music to inspire and uplift, from classics to the popular, performed by world class singers and musicians from the Athens area. Admission is free, but we will be accepting monetary donations to benefit the Athens County Food Pantry. (No canned goods or food stuffs; the pantry can do much more with money) Refreshments will be served at intermission. Audience reaction in the past has been enthusiastic, with many expressing that this event is just the thing to put you and your family in the Holiday Spirit. Come out to enjoy the most beautiful sounds of the Season, and contribute to a most worthy cause.

Friday, December 19, 2014

ARTS/West T-shirts are in!

For more information, please call 740-592-4315. T-shirts are available as a first come first basis during office hours (M-TH, 10am-4pm) and before/after performances.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

ARTS/West Presents: Athens County Community Singers Christmas Concert

ARTS/West Presents:
Athens County Community Singers Christmas Concert
Friday, Dec. 19th

The Athens County Community Singers, formally the ATCO Vocal Choir, is a choir for “all voices”, those with and without disabilities. Selections will include favorites such as “Here Comes Santa Claus”, “Blue Christmas” and “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” to name a few. The concert will include solos, special instrument accompaniment by choir members themselves. Audience members will also get a chance to join in the festivities with sing-a-longs with the choir. This group is a non-profit organization and donations are always welcome.

$10 suggested donation at the door

Wednesday, December 17, 2014



Presented by the ARTS/West Film Series
Thursday, Dec. 18th


The ARTS/West Presents Film Series is excited to bring a family favorite to the big screen. Scrooged, features Billy Murray as Frank Cross, who is selfish and cynical, runs a US TV station which is planning a live adaptation of Dickens' Christmas Carol. Frank's childhood wasn't a particularly pleasant one, and so he doesn't really appreciate the Christmas spirit. With the help of the ghosts of Christmas past, present and future, Frank realizes he must change. Rated PG - 13.

$2 adult
$1 children 16 and under

Friday, December 12, 2014

This Sunday, December 14th - ARTS/West Presents: SATB Winter Concert benefiting The Last Chance Corral

Saturday, December 14th

This winter, join SATB as they sing about "All the Pretty Little Horses" during a benefit concert for the Last Chance Corral.

The Last Chance Corral is a respectful alternative specializing in rehabilitation and adoption services for unwanted equine. For more information, please visit www.lastchancecorral.org.

SATB is a group of people who love to sing, but wanted to do more for the community than just present concerts. For each concert they partner with a non-profit organization for the Athens area committed to making our community and the world a better place, then share a portion of the donations with that organization. They sing dynamic choral music from around the world that celebrates diversity and humanity. 
Doors open at 6:30pm Concert starts at 7pm
$10 adult, $15 family suggested donation

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Factory Street Studio Winter Concert, Saturday, December 13th


Tickets are ON SALE NOW at Factory Street for the Winter Concert!

$8 pre-sale from the studio (cash, check or credit card)
$10 at the door (cash & check ONLY)

Please Note – no credit card sales at Arts West.

Friday, December 05, 2014

Sunday, December 7th - Two Events!

Holiday Craft Swap
Sunday, December 7th

ARTS/West will be hosting the third annual Holiday Craft Swap on Sunday, December 7th, from 3-5pm. Bring your homemade crafts and swap them for other homemade goods for cash-free holiday shopping! The swap is a fun way to share your talents, socialize, and enjoy the holiday season in the community. There is no fee to participate. Please contact Kerri Shaw to RSVP via kerrishaw09@gmail.com.


Thursday, December 04, 2014

December Art Opening Featuring Aaron Smith

Untitled 4, Athens Alley Series by Aaron Smith

Each month a new exhibit is on display in the ARTS/West gallery space and features either an individual artist or a group show. The month of December is dedicated to the works of Aaron Smith. The opening for each exhibit is a FREE event, with refreshments served. 

Opening Night
Friday, December 4th

The exhibit will hang until January 5, 2015.
Artist Statement:

“My paintings are open to perceptions that exist in the subconscious mind of the viewer, while simultaneously being a direct expression of my own perceptions.

My use of traditional art mediums, oils on canvas, requires the viewer to address the space differently than photography. Though my paintings are strongly representational, the challenge and questioning of “real” is more persistent with representational painting over the perception of truth in photography. I try to coax extended attention from the viewer by creating a formal composition with no direct focal point. My even- handed treatment of the surface, plus a compositionally dynamic movement of shape and line are intended to aid in this. I have been increasing the size of my canvases in an attempt to force a physically engaging size and shape with the viewer’s body. I wish to create an environment that is semi experiential- I wish for the viewer to feel as if she can enter the space.” ~ Aaron Smith