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Temporary Closure of Arts West Concerns Athens Arts Community

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Arts West is not offering programming for the first time in its 15-year history due to budget concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Though COVID-19 closed Arts West’s doors in mid-March, its programming was still available until program specialist and Athens’ lone arts administrator Emily Beveridge was temporarily laid off August 6…. Read More

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Fiona Avocado’s ‘Subversive Domesticities’ on Display at Arts West

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WOUB Digital · Fiona Avocado’s ‘Subversive Domesticities’ on Display at Arts West Fiona Avocado’s Subversive Domesticities exhibition currently on display at Arts West (132 West State Street, Athens) explores the concept of home, of the everyday. “A lot of times when we think of domestic space, we think of the nuclear family, we think of… Read More

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Amethystone CD Release Concert & Charity Art Auction


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Athens’ Ohio’s favorite Fantasy Rock Band, Amethystone is throwing a party to celebrate the release of their new album, “The Alchemist.” This admission is a free family friendly event with special guest DJ and Emcee, B-Funk Brandon Thompson. Amethystone will perform their new album “The Alchemist” in its entirety with special performances  by dancer Ellie… Read More

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CreativeMornings/Athens: Justice


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CreativeMornings is a monthly networking breakfast for the Athens’ creative community, with free coffee and inspiration. Everyone is welcome! This month’s coffee and breakfast will be provided by Fluff Bakery. This month’s main speaker, Patrick McGee, will explain how King Richard the Lion Hearted, the Diggers, and the Dagda’s harp have illuminated his path and… Read More

Anthology of Women’s Stories Inspired By #METOO at Arts West Aug. 29


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ARTS/West is pleased to announce it will host Fearless: Women’s Journeys to Self-Empowerment, an anthology reading and open mic event on August 29, 2019, 6:30 p.m., curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour. A brief reception will begin at 6 p.m. with music provided by Jeanie Thicken Creamer. Those who attend are invited to bring… Read More

Exploring Danette Pratt’s SeriouslySickSocks™

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Danette Pratt is the creative mind behind SeriouslySickSocks™: playful, cute, “horrible” sock creations that take discarded socks and turn them into artful dolls. Pratt is a textile artist, fine artist, and retired biological illustrator who has resided in Athens for most of her life. About 12 years ago, one of Pratt’s friend’s children misplaced their… Read More

Passion Works: Guitar Show


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Opening of Passion Works’ “Guitar Show” at Arts West this Friday July 5th 5-7. On display will be painted guitars from Blue Eagle Music that were unrepairable and are now experiencing a second colorful life. There will be refreshments and live music by local talent Steve Zarate. 

Calliope Spring Concerts


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Calliope Spring Concert will be held both Saturday evening, May 11, at 7:30 pm, and with a Sunday matinee, May 12 at 4:30pm at ARTS/West, (132 W. State St.), Athens. American Sign Language interpreting will be provided; a reception will follow each concert. Tickets are available at The Farmacy Natural Foods (Stimson Avenue), from Calliope… Read More