2016 Holiday Bazaar, Barn Sale & Toy Trade

ATHENS, Ohio- The Dairy Barn Arts Center announces their annual Holiday Bazaar and again this year, the “Barn Sale”, which will both take place on Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3. The Bazaar will feature over 40 local artists and vendors and admission is free. The Holiday Bazaar will be held on the first […]


Quilt National ’17 Artists Announced

For Immediate Release For more information, contact: Jane Forrest Redfern (740) 592-4981 Quilt National ’17 Artists Announced The Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to announce the 85 artists of Quilt National ’17, the 20th biennial juried exhibition of contemporary quilts in Athens, Ohio. Quilt National ’17 was juried by Nancy Crow, Art Martin and […]


Call for Entries for Athens Voices USA ’17

Athens Voices is an all media, juried art exhibition featuring the diverse styles and visions of local artists. This exhibition is open to all visual artists residing within 30 miles of any “Athens” community in the United States of America.  Artworks will be judged on originality, innovation, concept, technique, and craftsmanship. Acceptance will be granted […]


Adult Art Groups

Members of the Dairy Barn are entitled to user the space too! Groups of artists or art enthusiasts can schedule times for their group, guild, or club to meet and make art, discuss art, demonstrate their artistic skills or even have a useful critique.  The Dairy Barn would  love to put your group’s meeting on our […]

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Infant Expressions -Mimicking Masters

Instructor: Kate Southall Jones This workshop series is comprised of four sessions designed to be a fun introduction of fine art to younger toddlers. These classes are intended to provide the scaffolding for mark making and meaning making through sensory play and medium exploration. Students will use fine and gross motor skills to create artwork […]


Mastery: Sustaining Momentum Now Open

Mastery: Sustaining Momentum May 28 – November 27, 2016 Twelve Master Quilter’s Work to Appear in “Mastery:  Sustaining Momentum” (ATHENS, Ohio)- New, bold, large scale works by twelve master quilters will be featured at our upcoming exhibition, Mastery: Sustaining Momentum at the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens, OH from May 28 – November 27, […]

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Call for Entries for Quilt National ’17

Call for Entries for Quilt National ’17 -Click Here (Athens, Ohio) Quilt National 2017, 20th Biennial Call for Entries was announced on April 1, 2016. Online submissions will open June 1st 2016 through SEPTEMBER 1, 2016.  The jurors selected for the 20th Biennial Quilt National are Nancy Crow, Petra Fallaux and Art Martin.  Below is […]

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OH+5: Ohio Border Exhibition 2016 Opens until March 12, 2016

The 10th Biennial OH+5: Ohio Border Exhibition Opens at The Dairy Barn Arts Center (Athens, Ohio) The Dairy Barn Arts Center is pleased to announce the opening of the 10th biennial OH+5: Ohio Border Exhibition featuring artists from four states and 31 artists. The exhibition was to open Friday, January 22, 2016, but due to […]

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Southeast Ohio Ceramic Trail Celebration

Southeast Ohio Contemporary Ceramic Trail Celebration Announced Download Trail Map and Brochure Here A collective of arts organizations in Southeast Ohio have collaborated to form the Southeast Ohio Contemporary Ceramic Trail Celebration opening this September. The trail is a regional celebration of Southeast Ohio’s ceramic heritage and embraces the artistic expression of contemporary ceramics. The […]

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Exhibition News

While Quilt National continues to have excellent attendance and attention, we are behind the scenes preparing for our fall show, “Contemporary Ceramics 2015” curated by Brad Schwieger and Chuck McWeeny. This exhibition features objects, installations, and sculptures by 25 national ceramic artists.  They were chosen because they represent the highest quality of work being produced […]

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