Thursday, December 15, 2016


ARTS/West will be closed Dec. 23rd-26th & 31st-Jan. 2nd.
ARTS/West will have very limited hours the week between Christmas and New Year's. Please call 740-592-4315 before heading over to make sure someone is in the office!

Semi-Regular Office Hours will resume on Tue., Jan. 3rd!

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!

Tuesday, December 06, 2016

I Stand Beside You

"I Stand Beside You" is a workshop and community discussion on how we can be positive allies to those facing discrimination and needing support, offered by the Peoples' Justice League. We will teach tactics in Bystander Intervention, discuss how to best handle disclosures of abuse, assault and even undocumented status, as well as brainstorming and providing a list of community resources that an ally should have on hand. The workshop is Saturday, December 10th 2-4 pm at ARTS/West (132 W. State Street in Athens). Please feel free to invite other compassionate, positive community members and repost the workshop: You may email me or message us via FaceBook (People's Justice League) Child care will be provided and youth are welcome to attend the workshop as well. Thanks, we look forward to seeing everyone and continuing to unite and make our communities stronger.

Left-Handed Musings: Art Opening featuring Joe Brumfield

December's art exhibit will be Left-Handed Musings by Joe Brumfield, and will be on display at ARTS/West from December 7th, 2016 through January 3rd, 2017. The Opening Reception is on Thursday, December 8th from 6:30-8:30pm. Joe Brumfield often draws inspiration from works of the 60's underground comic scene, eastern spirituality, iconic photographs, music, film, and the work of social justice activists. The opening reception is free to the public and will serve light refreshments.

Friday, December 02, 2016

Yang Miller's Improv Comedy Jamboree!

Come enjoy some local improv at ARTS/West put on by 4 teams of Athens' best improvisers. This hilarious and entertaining show will take place in the ARTS/West performance space on Sunday, December 4th from 7-9pm. Comedy made on the spot! It'll never be seen again. More info soon!

Herbal Relief for Cold and Flu Season

Winter is the time for coughs, colds, and flu. Get prepared with knowledge of herbs to fight virus, combat coughs, and support your sinuses! This class will cover common issues that come up with colds and flu and how to help prevent or resolve them with herbs. What helps a runny nose? How do I deal with a sinus infection? Can herbs help this dry cough that keeps me up at night? What kitchen herbs make a good steam? Which herbs are safe for my kids? How can I avoid getting sick in the first place? Join this class for a discussion of herbs that cover all of these issues and more! Register at, by calling 740-274-9494, or stop by Caty’s booth at Farmer’s Market on Saturdays (9am to noon).