Monday, July 29, 2019

Work Study Positions Available
for Eligible OU Students!

Interested OU Students can check their eligibility by contacting:
Barbara A. Harrison
Assistant Director Campus Involvement Center  (Community Engagement Programs); (740) 593-4007

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Double Art Opening

 Barry O'Keefe & Luke Boyd

Old Haunts: Barry O'Keefe Art Opening - Friday, August 2, 5-7pm
Barry will visit Athens from Richmond, VA, to say hello, and show his new body of work, Old Haunts, in the Arts West Upstairs Gallery. Barry graduated with a Masters in Printmaking from Ohio University several years ago. His notable artworks in the Athens, Ohio, area include the Nelsonville Brick mural, and the leather-bound book mural near the Nelsonville Public Library. Barry's work focuses on community building, activism and histories. Check out his work and enjoy some live music with Ted Harris on August 2nd! The exhibit will be on display August 2 - 28.
FB Event Link: Old Haunts: Barry O'Keefe Art Opening
Crumbles: Luke Boyd Art Opening - Friday, August 2, 5-7pm
As part of this double art opening, Luke will exhibit his new ​showCrumbles, in the Art West Downstairs Gallery along with a plethora of cakes to eat for FREE. An artist and baker, with a recently acquired Masters in Painting & Drawing from OU, Luke is interested in building community through baking, painting and sharing cake. The cake paintings illustrate different human emotions and conditions. Luke's work will be on display August 2nd-28th. 

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Arts West News & Events

 CreativeMornings/Athens: End 
1st Thursday Old Time String Jam

Friday, July 26, 10-11:30am:  CreativeMornings/Athens: End
CreativeMornings is a monthly inspirational, networking breakfast for the Athens creative community. Everyone is welcome! July's speaker, Danette Pratt, is a retired biological illustrator, textile artist, workshop instructor and creator of SeriouslySickSocks™ (zombie and classic monster sock monkeys). Complimentary coffee and breakfast will be provided. To attend this FREE event please register via this link: Find more info on the theme at:
Thursday, August 1, 6-8pm: 1st Thursday Old Time String Jam.
Arts West and The Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library are continuing to host the 1st Thursday Old Time String Jam. Each month features a jam leader who will play, call chords and help new players follow along. This week's guest is local musician Jaie Devore. Jaie specializes in old time fiddle tunes from WV and will share 2 to 3 of those tunes. The musical lending library will be open for those wishing to borrow an instrument. This FREE event takes place outside when the weather cooperates or in the basement of Arts West. All ages and levels welcome. BYOB with valid 21+ ID.

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Arts West Brew Week Events

Homebrew Keg & Case Competition
Bingo Benefit at Devil's Kettle Brewing

Stop by the Athens DIY Keg & Case Homebrew Competition duringOhio Brew Week and help crown this year's locally brewed crowd pleaser or enter your own homebrew for a chance to win!

Open stage hosted by John E. Goettge featuring Steve Zarate and Chris Biester with special appearance by 8 AM Band

Wednesday, July 17th, 5-9pm
Commemorative Tasting Glasses $15 at the door (CASH ONLY) or $12 pre-sale
Pre-sale glasses can be purchased at Athens Do-It-Yourself Shop or via e-mail to Must be 21 or over to participate

Free glass with the submission of keg or case. A submission must consist of 6-12 bottles minimum or at least 2 gallons in a keg

Submission can be brought the day of the competition or dropped off
at Athens Do-It-Yourself Shop

All submissions must be entered by 6:30pm. Ballots due at 8:00pm
and Awards will be announced at 8:30pm. 

More Info at: Keg & Case Competition

Devil's Kettle Brew Week Bingo Benefit for Art West!
Wednesday, July 17, 7-9pm: 

Join us at Devil's Kettle Brewing for a night of great beer, burgers, and bingo to help support Arts West as they work to create and sustain local arts programs. 4 rounds of bingo with prizes from P&P and DK at the end of each round.
Calling starts at 7pm on the dot.

At Devil's Kettle Brewing, 97 Columbus Rd., Athens, OH 
More info at Brew Week Bingo for Benefit with Arts West

Thanks for Supporting Arts West: Athens Community Gateway to the Arts!

Monday, July 08, 2019

Arts West News & Events

Full Drum Kit Drumming Workshop at Stuart's Opera House

Athens West Side Community Meeting
Full Drum Set Drumming Workshop
with Jess Makosky

Sunday, July 28, 2-4pm, at Stuart's Opera House


Brought to you by the SEO Musical Lending Library
and taking place at Stuart's Opera House 

Join us for a rock-style full drum kit workshop with Jess Makosky!
 (beginner level - recommended for ages 12 and up)

Jess has been playing drums for over 15 years.  Most recently seen playing in the Revulvas, she has also played with Amethystone and taught at Athens Rock Camp for Girls for several years.  Her self-taught drumming style makes her a natural teacher and we are pleased to add her to our workshop series. 

To help make this accessible to all, please choose the ticket type that works best for you. There is a suggested donation of $12, but no one will be turned away. Scholarships are available by contacting Tessa Evanosky at

Please RSVP though to reserve your spot
so we can make sure to have enough drum sets!

For West-siders:
Athens West Side Community Association Meeting at Art West
Thursday, July 11, 6pm

For more info

Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Monday, July 01, 2019

Double Art Opening 
Friday, July 5th, 5-7pm

Passion Works: Guitar Show
in the Main Gallery (upstairs)
John Terry Solo Show
in the Lower Gallery (downstairs)

Free admission, live music and refreshments!