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ARTS/West: Athens Community Gateway to the arts is a part of the City of Athens Arts, Parks and Recreation department. The mission of ARTS/West is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to arts organizations, individual artists, and community residents. ARTS/West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts and promotes activities preserving the beauty, heritage and culture of our town. ARTS/West strives to provide premier facilities, instructors, programming, and technical equipment for the performing arts in our community. Vision of the Athens Community Arts, Parks and Recreation Department: As a regional center of excellence, we are the premier facilitator of recreational, performing art, and wellness programs providing activities and facilities that improve the quality of life of area residents. Through collaboration with our Advisory Committee, Athens Municipal Arts Commission, City Administration and an extensive network of civic-minded partners and organizations we strive to include all people as participants and volunteers in our diverse offerings.
ARTS/West: Athens Community Gateway to the arts is a part of the City of Athens Arts, Parks and Recreation department. The mission of ARTS/West is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to arts organizations, individual artists, and community residents. ARTS/West harnesses community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts and promotes activities preserving the beauty, heritage and culture of our town. ARTS/West strives to provide premier facilities, instructors, programming, and technical equipment for the performing arts in our community. Vision of the Athens Community Arts, Parks and Recreation Department: As a regional center of excellence, we are the premier facilitator of recreational, performing art, and wellness programs providing activities and facilities that improve the quality of life of area residents. Through collaboration with our Advisory Committee, Athens Municipal Arts Commission, City Administration and an extensive network of civic-minded partners and organizations we strive to include all people as participants and volunteers in our diverse offerings.

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Herbal Adaptogens with Caty Crabb, Clinical Herbalist
Join Caty Crabb at ARTS/West on Saturday, March 4th from 2-4pm for Herbal Adaptogens! Learn about how medicinal herbs can improve your health from a clinical herbalist. Only $20-35 sliding scale for admission.

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Art Opening: Federal Hocking Secondary's 8x10 Photography Exhibit
Celebrate Youth Art Month at ARTS/West with Federal Hocking Secondary's student chapter of the National Art Honors Society, as they proudly present their fifth annual 8x10 Photography Exhibit. The opening reception for this exhibit will be on Thursday, Marc...

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Front and Center featuring Zhou Chau on Traditional Chinese Instruments
Front and Center returns to ARTS/West on Saturday, February 18th from 12-1pm. As always, Front and Center provides a free musical performance and an open stage for children's solo and ensemble acts! This month, Zhou Chau will be the featured guest playing t...

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SEOTDS Waltz Lesson, Potluck Dinner, and Contra Dance
Waltz Lesson & Contra Dance on Saturday, January 14th at ARTS/West. Everyone is welcome - no partner needed, no experience needed. Please join us for any or all events! 5:00-6:30pm Waltz Lesson with Barbara Ramlow 6:30-7:30pm Potluck Dinner 7:30-8:00pm Begi...

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ARTS/West Presents: The 2017 Villains Cabaret
Come support ARTS/West on Saturday, February 18th from 7-9pm for an evening of music celebrating the wicked & wonderful villains from Broadway, movies, & beyond!

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Art Opening and Exhibit: For the Love of Athens County
For the Love of Athens County features photo submissions from the smartphones of Athens natives. So come out to ARTS/West from 6:30pm-8:30pm on February 2nd to see the best photos of places and things in Athens County. As always, this exhibit is free and op...

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Sampler Knit Blanket Class
Join Nancy Baur and Nadine Borovicka in a 12 week knitting class for beginners and intermediate knitters. This class will take place on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-7:30pm between February 7th-April 25th. Participants will make a beautiful sample knitted blanket in...

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Music Together Starts This Week!


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Front and Center featuring Bahara Baheri
Front and Center returns to ARTS/West for the first time in 2017 on Saturday, January 21st during the normal timeslot of 12-1pm. Front and Center provides an open musical stage for children to perform, and occurs on the 3rd Saturday of each month, always fr...

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Moon Tunnel: A Graduate Literary Reading Series
Join some of Athens most creative and inspiring writers on January 27th at 7:30pm in the basement of ARTS/West. Moon Tunnel is sponsored by the Ohio University Department of English.
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