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Fearless: Women’s Journeys to Self-Empowerment


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A spoken word event. In seeking to lift women’s voices, and inspired by the #MeToo movement, editor Cat Pleska, for Mountain State Press, collected essays, stories, and poems from 30 women throughout Appalachia. Each wrote about her most challenging moment and how she overcame it. Curated by Athens Poet Laureate Kari Gunter-Seymour, this event includes… Read More

Bingo Fundraiser for Athens County Humane Society


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Join us for our first Bingo Fundraiser!! Lots of amazing prizes from local businesses! Snacks ~ Yummy Baked Treats ~ Beverages ~ Prizes! Come Have Fun while helping us raise money towards spaying and neutering Athens County stray and feral cats. Proceeds will benefit the Athens County Humane Society TNR Program (Trap-Neuter-Release). Hope to see… Read More

Appalachian Folk Medicine Show


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Hello! People’s Pop Up is a group of SE Ohio makers who come together to create events that inspire a love of community, support local businesses and generate funds for causes that matter to us. If you have been to our events before, you know we aspire to host events that promote connection and engagement… Read More

Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library Workshop Series Kicks Off Feb. 24

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Arts/West, Stuart’s Opera House, and the Athens County Foundation are collaborating to present the Southeast Ohio Musical Lending Library Musical Workshop Series, which will kick off on Sunday, February 24 at Arts/West with a fiddling workshop led by renowned musicians Liz and Lynn Shaw. The series aims to make learning a variety of musical styles… Read More

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First Annual New Years Extravaganza


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Do not miss the premier New Years event in the Athens area!   SEORA (Southeastern Ohio Rainbow Alliance) is hosting the first annual New Years Extravaganza at Arts West. Tickets will be $25 and will include a champagne or non alcoholic toast as well as free deserts. Doors will open at 8:00 PM.   Arts… Read More

Personal Safety and Prevention Workshops


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Personal Safety and Prevention Workshops at Arts/West beginning Monday Oct. 15. THREE different sessions, all on the 3RD Monday of each month: ADULTS/All Genders: Monday, Oct. 15 – Questions and Answers session for personal, home, street, and school safety. TEENS/All Genders: Monday, Nov.19 – How to get and give consent, up-stander intervention, personal safety and… Read More

Poets and Writers Read Around Potluck


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Poets and Writers Read Around Potluck, a Athens Poet Laureate Event, on Thursday, August 9th at 5:30pm. Poets, storytellers, musicians – all are welcome to an evening of food, fellowship and spoken word. Bring a story, song or poem, a covered dish and friends! Plates, cups, napkins, etc. provided.  Free and open to the public. At Arts West… Read More

All Ages, Entirely Free Appalachian Music Week July 30 – August 3 at Stuart’s

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July 30 through August 3 Stuart’s Opera House will be offering an entirely free, inter-generational Appalachian music week, featuring workshops for various Appalachian instruments, a free lunch with vegan and vegetarian options, open jam sessions, and much more. The week is a result of a collaboration between Stuart’s Opera House, the Nelsonville Public Library, and… Read More

Calliope Feminist Choir Spring Concert: Hold the Light!


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Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 20, at 4:30 pm, at Arts West. New! – ASL interpreting will be provided. General admission, sliding scale tickets at Farmacy, Passion Works, from Calliope members and at the door. With special guests, The Local Girls, Otis Crockron, Jeanne Donado, and Lawrence Greene. Overflow parking at Athens Middle School.A reception… Read More

Calliope Feminist Choir Spring Concert: Hold the Light!


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Saturday, May 19, at 7:30 pm, and Sunday, May 20, at 4:30 pm, at Arts West. New! – ASL interpreting will be provided. General admission, sliding scale tickets available at Farmacy, Passion Works, from Calliope members and at the door. With special guests, The Local Girls, Otis Crockron, Jeanne Donado, and Lawrence Greene. Overflow parking at Athens Middle School…. Read More

‘Let Your Geek Flag Fly:’ Geek Week Takes Over Athena Cinema May 6-11

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May 6 through May 11 will mark the very first Geek Week at the Athena Cinema, featuring screenings of some beloved geek culture films. The weeklong screening series is a fundraiser for ARTS/West, a lead up event for Southeast Ohio’s premiere pop culture convention, Ratha Con (which takes place Saturday, May 12 at the Athens… Read More

Woodcuts and Letterpress Exhibition on Display at ARTS/West


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Wednesday, January 3 through Friday, January 26, ARTS/West will host “We’ll Take What We Can Carry,” an exhibition made up of letterpress and woodcuts by Marietta’s JustAJar Design Press. The outfit utilizes antique and contemporary technology to create stunning, unique designs that can be used for logos, website images, customs illustration and more. The exhibition… Read More