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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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10/16/14
ARTS/West is a jewel of artistic and creative endeavors in Southeastern Ohio. From its inception, it has served the community with integrity, grit, and innovative and inspiring events. It is worthy of supporting and sustaining in any way possible... more »
10/15/14
I have attended many events at Arts West, from concerts to plays to social and political engagements. I was the development director for 14 years at a local visiting nurse association, and we had a couple of collaborations with Arts West in presenting innovative theater regarding critical topics ... more »
10/15/14
I have supported Arts West from its beginning, and I have enjoyed such a variety of shows and art there. It is great to see friends and neighbors on the stage, and really getting into acting, re-enacting, singing, and often doing it for various worthwhile local causes. The theater has come a long ... 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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