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