Thursday, December 20, 2018


The Athens Municipal Arts Commission (A.M.A.C.) is seeking submissions for a mural to be installed at the Waste Water Treatment Plant (W.W.T.P.).

The City of Athens has allocated approximately $3000 ($2250 stipend and $750 materials cost) for a permanent work of public art to be installed on the sides of two clarifiers at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

It is expected that work on the site can begin on or around April 15, 2019 with anticipated completion prior to July 1, 2019. Please note that weather may delay the start date and the exact date will be determined by the City Safety and Service Director.

For more information, and to view the complete submission prospectus:
Please visit the city website:
and click link on left side of the page "WWTP Call for Art Proposals”.

SUBMISSION DEADLINE:  All submissions must be hand-delivered or received no later than 4:00 PM on Friday, November 30, 2018 - EXTENDED TO JANUARY 7th at 5pm

Mail/hand deliver applications to:

Waste Water Treatment Plant Mural Project
Arts West
132 West State Street
Athens, Ohio 45701

For more info call 740-592-4315 or email

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Southeast Ohio Rainbow Alliance's
1st Annual
Near Year's Eve Extravaganza

Monday, December 31, Doors Open at 8pm

The SEO Rainbow Alliance is hosting their First Annual
 New Year's Eve Extravaganza at Arts West

Tickets: $25 (includes champagne or non-alcoholic toast & free desserts)

Doors Open at 8pm

Arts​ ​West Gallery will feature LGBTQ artist, Luke Boyd's cake paintings! 

DJ Logan Savage will spin the tunes

***Midnight countdown will feature Passion Works Studios' rainbow ball drop
 - You do NOT want to miss this!***

Beer, Wine & Mixed Drinks Specials: $5
Water & Sodas: $1 

Proceeds benefit SEORA

More Info at Facebook Event  OR  SEORA FB Page ​

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

PLEASE NOTE our Holiday Hours

Arts West  Holiday Hours:
We'll be closed 12/22 - 12/30
Open 12/31 for SEO Rainbow Alliance New Year's Eve Party
Closed 1/1
Back to regular hours as of 1/2/2019

Monday, December 17, 2018

Friday, December 14, 2018

Athens County Community Singers
a choir for all voices
 Christmas Concert
Thursday, Dec. 20, 7pm

$10 suggested donation ~ group rate available at the door
athens county community singers, a choir for all voices, is a nonprofit organization

ACCS Facebook Page

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Year-end membership opportunity
Gain access to the SEO Musical Lending Library, Cat's PJs Clothing Exchange, discounts and more - Morel, Paw Paw Patch, Dogwood, Foothills and Skyline levels available  

Questions and more info call 740-592-4315 or email

Monday, December 10, 2018

S.A.T.B. A Different Kind of Choir

presents their Winter Concert

Soaring Above Troubles Beneath

Sunday December 16th at 7pm
Stop by by for an evening of music and refreshments to benefit AthensHOPE. 
We hope to see you there!

Sunday, Dec 16th, 7pm
Suggested donation: $10 per person; $15 per family  

Athens HOPE - Halting Opioid Abuse through Prevention and Education, is a community group founded in 2017 to aid in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The group is committed to preventing opioid abuse by educating children, parents, and college students about the realities of opioid addiction and encouraging treatment by reducing the stigma surrounding addiction.

Founded through a university/community partnership between the Athens City-Council Health Department, Ohio University's College of Health Sciences and Professions and OhioHealth O'Bleness Hospital, the group now encompasses a number of area educators, health professionals and local leaders.

More info at: SATB Concert Facebook Event or AthensHOPE website

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

The Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine


Adaptogens: Herbs for Resiliency

with Clinical Herbalist, Caty Crabb
Thursday, December 13, 2018, 6–8pm

Come and learn about a class of herbs known for reducing stress, increasing energy
and optimizing health!

Thursday, DECEMBER 13th, 6-8pm
132 W.State St, at ARTS/West
$20- $30 sliding scale

●Relieve stress and reduce the stress response
●Increase stamina, energy, and endurance
●Strengthen the immune system
●Improve vitality!

Adaptogens are some of the most important plants used in herbal medicine for creating long term change in the body. These safe, tonic plants work on the brain and neuroendocrine system to change the way your entire system handles stress of all types. From American Ginseng and Ashwagandha to Rhodiola and Schisandra, come and learn about 11 medicinal plants that increase your body’s resistance to stress, strengthen your resiliency, and restore balance to the body!

Register at:, by calling 740-274-9494, 
or stop by the Wildfire Herbs booth at Athens Farmers Market on Saturdays 9am-noon (inside the mall starting in December).

Tuesday, December 04, 2018

OU Undergraduate

Painting Class Exhibition

Opening Thursday, Dec 6, 5:30-8:30pm

The OU Undergraduate Painting class, Alternative Painting, taught by MFA student Luke Boyd will exhibit artworks focusing on introspective expression through self-portraiture. The show opens Thursday, Dec. 6th at 5:30-8:30pm, and will be on display only until the 13th
Hurry on over to have a look or purchase some artwork for someone special 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

2018 Holiday Craft Swap

Sunday, Dec 2, 2pm

Bring handmade​, giftable​ items to exchange for an equal ​number of items made by other local makers. The swapping starts around 2pm and goes until all the items are gone (which doesn't take very long). The swap has a spirit of community celebration. It's a great way to share your talents and wares! Please feel free to bring snacks or cookies to share. ​ ​

For more inform​ation please ​​contact Arts West: 740-592-4315
or check out the Facebook Event


Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Musical Petting Zoo
at Chauncey Public Library

Thursday, Nov 29, 4-5pm

Join us for some old time fiddle tunes, fiddle sticks, and a great selection of old time musical instruments for all sized players to try out.  Joe Burdock will give a fiddle stick presentation and participants can make their own set of sticks to take home after playing a few tunes.  We'll bring the upright bass, several guitars, banjos, and more!  A free event brought to you by the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library and Athens County Public Library.  After-school snack provided. Led by ARTS/West.

Thursday, November 29, 4-5pm
@Chauncey Public Library
29 Converse St, Chauncey, OH 45719 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

NOTICE: Call for Art
for a project organized through Ohio University
Proposals Due by Dec 1st at 5pm
Open OHIO is seeking proposals for an original, collaborative work of art that includes perspectives from multiple disciplines on the concept ot "Navigating Turbulance"
Please click HERE for more information

Monday, November 19, 2018

SEO Musical Lending Library Kids Jam Sessions
Tuesdays -Nov 20th & 27th and Dec 4th, 5-7pm
Free music fun for kids (caregiver supervision required)

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Drum & Music
Thank You Jam

Friday, Nov 16, 8-11pm

3rd Friday Drum & Music Jam
November is the time of year when we give thanks.
 With a "Thank You" theme for November, it's another night of drumming and dancing. Open to all levels and ages. The circle is not limited to drums, any and all acoustic instruments welcome.

Friday, November 16, 8-11pm

Facebook event

Suggested donation of $5-$10 would be appreciated to help support the space

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Many Moons Presents
Travelers' Treasures

Saturday, Nov 17, 10am-6pm & Sunday, Nov 18, 1-6pm

Many Moons is back!

Presenting Travelers' Treasures, a sale of jewelry, textiles, tibetan sacred objects and gift items collected during journeys to Nepal, India, Thailand and Bali by 2 travelers, Eric & Saffron.

Facebook Event


Musical Lending Library
Kids' Jam Sessions!

Tuesdays, Nov 13 - Dec 4, 5-7pm

Admission is Free

Bring your kids to the Musical Lending Library and events coordinator Tessa Evanosky will get them playing simple songs and beats on selected instruments for ages 3 & up! Adult supervision is required for children to participate and we'll be sure to have something for the parents to play also!

Please note: Non-member library visitors are welcome - membership is just required to take an instrument home

Facebook Event

Monday, November 12, 2018

Update of 11/15/18:
CANCELLED--Square Dance Social 11/15
Tonight's Square Dance Social is being cancelled 
due to flooding off of Rt. 550. 
Look for updates on a December Square Dance soon to come! 
Square Dance Social
Thursday, November 15, 7-10pm

Caller Joe Burdock, & musicians Matt McElroy & Friends
will bring us an evening of lively old time music

No Experience or Partner Neeeded!
Bring friends, a good attitude, & an adult beverage of your choice (with valid 21+ ID)

Featuring: A Cake Walk. Desserts provided by Twisted Sister Novelty Baked Goods

$6 Suggested Donation

Dancing begins @7pm and wraps up around 10

Friday, November 09, 2018

Moon Tunnel Literary Reading Series
Friday, Nov 9, 7pm

Last installment of Moon Tunnel for the semester! 

This final reading of the Fall semester will feature fabulous works from
 Alicia Fuhrman, Laura Post, and Kay Keegan 

The reading begins at 7 p.m.
Please, feel free to arrive a little early to mingle with the rest of the lovely English department crowd
Bring your own beer or wine (I.D. required) ~ Snacks will be provided 

Free Admission
Moon Tunnel is a reading series featuring the work of Creative Writers from Ohio University's graduate programs. The series will be held on five Friday evenings throughout the 2018-19 Academic year at 7:00pm in the basement room of Arts West. Moon Tunnel is sponsored by the OU English Department.

November Family Dance 

Sunday, Nov 11, 3-5pm

Family Contra Dancing!
Bring the whole family for an afternoon of dancing and music
Stump Juice will play hot tunes to get kids and adults dancing together 
No experience needed. All dances will be taught. Drop in any time

Admission by donation
Suggested donation $3/dancer

More information at or 740-590-4102 

Or visit Facebook Event

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Front & Center

Saturday, Nov 10, 12-1pm

a FREE musical performance & children’s open stage
 for solo & ensemble music acts

Special guests:

Ohio University Piano Majors: Laura Silva & Elizabeth Jackson 
Featuring a presentation of the music of Claude Debussy.

For more information about this event contact Trisha Lachman: 

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Herbal Relief in Cold & Flu Season

Thursday, Nov 8, 6-8pm

with Caty Crabb, Clinical Herbalist,

Appalachian Ohio School of Herbal Medicine  

Get prepared for winter with knowledge of herbs that fight viruses,
combat coughs, and support your sinuses! 

Thursday, NOVEMBER 8th 

132 W.State St, at ARTS/West
$20- $30 sliding scale (cash or check) 

Herbs can be very useful in preventing illness, as well as dealing with it once you have one. In this class we will talk about which herbs help and when
and how to use them effectively

We'll also be talking about both common and less well known herbs as well as clearing up some misconceptions about popular plants.

Sign up at:, by calling 740-274-9494, or stop by the Wildfire Herbs booth at Athens Farmers Market on Saturdays 9am-noon. 

You can find us on Facebook or Instagram at @appalachianohio.herbschool

*Coming up December 13th:
Adaptogens--Herbs for Resilience!*