Thursday, March 30, 2017

ARTS/West Presents: 2017 Athens Jazz Festival

The 2017 Athens Jazz Festival kicks off at ARTS/West at 7:30 pm on Friday, April 7th with trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis. The Ohio University Jazz Faculty and other guests will be playing as well, along with the Jazz Ensemble II. Admission by donation. Be sure to check out the rest of the Athens Jazz Festival events through April 9th!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Cat's Pajamas Clothing Exchange 2017

The Cat’s Pajamas Clothing Exchange is a biannual fundraiser for ARTS/West, a non-profit arts organization. During the exchange days, March 30th– April 1st, a massive amount of clothing will be available in the ARTS/West performance space.  Those who donate clothing early will receive a “golden ticket” that allows unlimited clothing items. If clothing is brought on the days of the exchange, patrons will get a “regular” ticket, which lets patrons take as many items as they brought, additional items $1. Thursday, March 30th is ARTS/West Member night, and will be open to all ARTS/West members, and has a $15 entry fee. Membership to ARTS/West starts at $20 for students or $30 for community members for a full year membership. Entry to the exchange is $15 on Friday, March 31st, & $10 on April 1st. Once entry is paid, return entry is free the rest of the weekend. (Entry is only paid once.) Admission is free for children 12 & under! 

Exchange hours are 6-8pm on Thursday, March 30th for Members' night, 5-8pm on Friday, March 31st and 10am-6pm on Saturday, April 1st. 

Continuing through Thursday, March 30th, 2017 bring unwanted clothing items to ARTS/West during open hours (Monday – Thursday 10am – 8pm). Please call ARTS/West at 740-592-4315 to arrange a time outside of regular business hours. Those who donate early will receive a “golden ticket” for unlimited items during the March 30th-April 1st event days. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Family Contra Dance Presented by SEOTDS and ARTS/West

Bring the whole family to ARTS/West on Sunday, March 19th from 2-5:30pm for an afternoon of dancing and live music by The Trophy Wives. No experience needed as all dances will be taught for kids and adults to dance together! Admission by donation, suggested donation $3/dancer. Feel free to drop in anytime. For more information, please visit

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Front and Center featuring Charlie and Celia Lewis

Join Charlie and Celia Lewis for Front and Center at ARTS/West on Saturday, March 18th. Front and Center provides a fun family environment and an open stage for children's musical acts. Charlie and Celia will be performing a harp presentation starting at the normal time of 12pm. Front and Center is always at ARTS/West on the third Saturday of the month at 12pm, with a different musical guest each time! 

March Contra Dance Presented by SEOTDS and ARTS/West

ARTS/West and SEOTDS present the March Contra Dance on Saturday, March 11th at ARTS/West. Everyone is welcome - no partner needed, no experience needed. Bradley Smith will be calling with tunes by the Boys of the Hock. A beginner's lesson starts at 7:30, with the dance running 8-11pm. $7/adults, $3/students, $15/family, kids 10 and under are free. More information or 740-590-4102.