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Phone: 740-592-4315
132 W. State St.
Athens
Ohio 45701
USA
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Target demographics: ARTS/West is a multi-use performing arts facility that provides low-cost space for plays, concerts, recitals, multimedia events, films, classes, workshops, community meetings, and festivals produced by and for the community of Athens, Ohio. Located in rural Southeastern Ohio among the foothills of Appalachia, the building is a former Church of the Nazarene that was purchased and renovated by the City of Athens through a State of Ohio Community Development Block Grant in 2005.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 23,000

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Ohio University and Hocking College students are eligible for volunteer service in exchange for facility usage.
Volunteers may assist in: beatification of the grounds, cleaning, envelope stuffing, ushering for performances,
help with load-in and strikes, tech work (if you already know or wish to learn), teaching a FREE workshop, etc.
fundraising prep, direct mail campaign prep, space prep, promotional activities including postering.

Geographic areas served: Southeast Ohio

Mission:
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.
Results:
ARTS/West has grown by more than 20% in usage each year it has been open, and now serves more than 23,000 patrons, artists, and community members each year.

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07/01/14
Arts West is our local public venue for concerts, plays, readings and performance art classes - classes dance, drumming, improvisational movement and yoga. There is even a clothing swap weekend and a gallery for displays of local visual artists. I've enjoyed dancing for free indoors and out side the... more »
07/01/14
ARTS/West is a staple in the Athens community. I worked as an intern here for two years and loved every minute of it! The staff is wonderful and passionate about the arts and what they do. They are always willing to help. There are many different classes that bring together all kinds of people ... more »
11/13/13
Arts West is a wonderful facility. My family has attended several events and the recent improvements are a must see! I think that the performance space gives an intimate feel for the audience while at the same time providing everything that one expects to find at larger venues. The only downside is ... more »
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Ohio University and Hocking College students are eligible for volunteer service in exchange for facility usage.
Volunteers may assist in: beatification of the grounds, cleaning, envelope stuffing, ushering for performances,
help with load-in and strikes, tech work (if you already know or wish to learn), teaching a FREE workshop, etc.
fundraising prep, direct mail campaign prep, space prep, promotional activities including postering.

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