Date(s) - August 17, 2019
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
The Athens Municipal Arts Commission and the City of Athens present a celebration of the arts & music in Athens!
This year’s festival will be held on West Union St, between Congress and Court Streets. In addition to a stellar musical lineup, the festival showcases local art vendors and arts organizations, locally crafted Jackie O’s Beer, and hometown favorite Kiser’s BBQ
Enjoy an outdoor exhibit of work by the artists of the Youth Art Program of the Athens Photographic Project, as well as, performances by the Ohio Valley Summer Theater, Factory Street Dance Studio, and Ugata, African Drumming and Dance. In addition, artists of the Athens Art Guild, Passion Works Studio, and Hocking College Art Program will be selling their art on the street. Lastly, various arts non-profits will be offering arts based activities to festival goers. To name a few, ARTS/West and the Athens Community Music School will have musical instruments to try out, the Athens Art Guild will have art projects to make, and Rural Action, partnered with the Athens Makerspace, will offer up some repurposing fun.
To coincide with the street fair the Athena Cinema will be screening The Triplets of Belleville, at 3pm and at 8pm Tantrum Theatre will present two performances on the campus of Ohio University. Beyond Words at Kantner Hall and Blackbone: 25 Years of Affrilachian Poets in the Forum Theater. Once our street main stage has closed we’ll continue with more great music on three fundraising performance stages at various local music venues throughout the city.
Additional information as it becomes available HERE.