Thursday, November 26, 2015

Give the gift of membership this holiday season!

Give the gift of an ARTS/West membership to your fellow art lover this holiday season. (We also have Judy t-shirts available to go with a membership!) For more information, please visit the Membership Page or call 740-592-4315! 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Friday, November 20, 2015

Rhythm and Dance: A Foray into African Movement and Drumming

Sunday, November 22, 2015 

We will be learning Yankadi and Macru, dances from western Africa. These dances are usually done together on the full moon. Yankadi is a slower exciting dance with a swinging drum beat. Macru picks up the tempo up a little and finishes the dance leaving you full of energy. These classes are great for beginners and those that have taken classes before. Dancing is great for your mind, body and soul. This event will allow you to meet others in the drum and dance community of Southern Ohio. It will also shed some light on cultural traditions from Africa's golden past. 

$15/adult, $10/student

Instructors: Dance - C C Ruchti, Drum - Lawrence R Greene 

Questions? Call Lawrence Greene at 740-444-1407

Thursday, November 19, 2015


ARTS/West will be presenting the 1st Annual Evening with Holiday Storytellers.  We are sending out a call for local people to submit a true story of the holidays to be shared at the event at ARTS/West on December 6th.  The only parameters are that it must be a true story, must not contain bad language, be family friendly, and be no longer than 10 minutes.  We are asking for a 40 work synopsis of the story - 8 stories will be chosen to be shared on December 6th.  

ARTS/West is asking that interested local storytellers contact us via email at or call 740/592-4315 or stop by our offices 10 am – 4 pm, Monday through Thursday, to receive a copy of the submission form.  Submissions are due by November 23rd.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Art Opening on Thursday, November 5th

On Thursday, November 5th from 6:30-8:30pm, ARTS/West will host the opening reception for the exhibit, Through the Eyes of Magical Realism, that will hang in the ARTS/West gallery space, 132 W. State St. Athens, OH, November 4 – 30, 2015, business hours 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Thursday; call first for extended hours 740/592-4315. 

“The gods of my childhood were fierce and fantastic and stirred my imagination to no end. Myth, ritual, stories, songs, symbolism, Indians, and conquistadores shaped my imaginings. I grew up through the eyes of magical realism.” Laura Serna-Maytorena 

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 opening for each exhibit is a FREE event, with refreshments served.