Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Front & Center this Saturday features singer-songwriter & traveling musician extraordinaire, Megan Wormz Bihn!

Saturday, May 2nd @ noon

This Saturday, May 2nd, join Megan Wormz Bihn, a singer-songwriter with traveling musician experience, at Front and Center. Wormz will start at 12pm and the second half of the event is an open stage for any kids, solo or group, to share instrumental or vocal music if they choose, or just listen and enjoy! Front and Center is free music event for school age kids.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Ratha Con is coming...

Saturday, May 9th, 10am-5pm
@ the Athens Community Center

Art Show & "Galaxy Quest" @ ARTS/West on Friday, May 8th @ 6pm (movie starts @ 8)

We are so excited for this year's con. Setting the schedule, it will be posted in a few days. Sneak peak: of course our two special guests, Chalet Lisette Brannan and John Marks; Special guest authors Cassandra Morgan and Travis Horseman; 13 comic/graphic novel artists; 6 visual/props artists; 9 vendors with everything from handcrafted gaming dice boxes to collectible toys, comics to costumes; Ghostbusters, WV Division; Bullwhip demo with Daniel Trout; Airship Athena with a Steampunk presentation; Blind Wave Productions with lightsaber choreography; workshop on altering models with Jay Pare; OU's Flying Bobcats helping with our Quidditch matches; Casey Hoffman offers cosplay workshops for male and female characters; 5 RPG games; Z.E.R.O.S. showing us how to protect ourselves from zombies; Magic casual play; 6 short films by Andrea Ricca: Lego zip line races; costume contest. WOW - we sure have lots to offer and that doesn't even include the activities the night before or the night of....STAY TUNED! BTW - we still need volunteers - you get in free and spend a day of fun, please contact for more information.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Front & Center featuring vocalist (and ARTS/West Program Specialist) Chelsa Peterson this Saturday!

This Saturday, April 18th at noon during Front & Center, come see ARTS/West's Program Specialist, Chelsa Peterson on stage with the Athens Recorder Consort and accompanist Metra Smith Peterson as she demonstrates vocal music styles throughout history. The second half of Front & Center is always an open stage for kids (solo or group) to perform.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

"The Big League Big Band" as part of the Athens Jazz Festival on Friday, April 17th!

This Friday, April 17th at 7:30pm, ARTS/West will welcome "The Big League Big Band" as part of the Athens Jazz Festival. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome. The group, which is a collaboration of the finest jazz educators in the region, will play music from Count Basie, Thad Jones and Duke Ellington.

For more information on the Athens Jazz Festival, please click here.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

SOUP Undergraduate Playwrights Festival this weekend!

Join the Student Organization of Undergraduate Playwrights - Ohio University as we celebrate the 2015 Undergraduate Playwright's Festival at ARTS/West

Saturday, April 11th - 7:00PM
Sunday, April 12th - 2:00PM

There will be two nights of new plays! Join us for four new plays each night, written by undergraduate playwrights, ranging from ten-minute performances to full-length readings. 

Plays by Brayden Frascone, Hope Wondowsky and Erin Baker. 
Plays by Adrian Shelton and Jessica Walters. 

Donations for both ARTS/West and the Student Organization of Undergraduate Playwrights will be accepted both nights.

We will have concessions from various local businesses, including PlusOne Pizza!

Tickets are free to all!

Opening Reception for "Expressions" photo works by Ernest Bastin

Tonight, April 9th, at 6pm - Free Admission
Refreshments served!