ARTS/West is a part of the City of Athens' Arts, Parks and Recreation Department. Our mission is to make facilities, resources, and opportunities available to art organizations, individual artists, and community residents. We harness community focus for all individuals engaged in the creation, performance and exhibition of the arts, while promoting activities preserving the beauty, heritage, and the culture of our town. ARTS/West strives to provide premier facilities, instructors, programming, and technical equipment for the performing and visual arts in our community.
The Ohio Arts Council helped fund this organization with state tax dollars to encourage economic growth, educational excellence and cultural enrichment for all Ohioans.
Special thanks to the Athens Community Music Festival, the Athens Foundation, the Athens County & Convention Visitor’s Bureau and the Kleinpenny Education Foundation for their support.