Arts & Culture Opportunities in the City of Moscow, ID
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Moscow Artwalk is one of many events that foster the region's cultural ecosystem. Now celebrating its 20th year, Moscow Artwalk shares the community’s wealth of artistic practice with the entire Palouse region. The 2023-2024 season includes visual, literary, performing, and culinary arts offerings at business and non-profit locations throughout the community on the 3rd Thursday of each month from October - May. The Artwalk Season Finale on June 20, 2024 features artist and host location offerings along with music, food, and art on Main Street.
Monthly host registration is available to all businesses and non-profits each month throughout the season. Hosts are invited to feature up to 5 visual, performing, culinary, or literary listings by selecting the Monthly Host registration type.
Businesses and non-profits were invited to sign up prior to September 15, 2023 for the entire 2023-2024 Artwalk Season. Pre-registered Season Hosts may enter Arts listings on a monthly basis by selecting the Season Host registration type.
Registration is open through December 12 at 5 p.m.
Arts Staff will deliver event posters, artwork title cards, and flyers to each host location prior to the event. Registration includes social media posts promoting 3rd Thursday Artwalk, so keep an eye out for these posts in the week leading up to the event. Share these social media posts to connect with an even broader audience!
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This online resource connects the public with visual, literary, and performing artists and is a valuable resource for the community. Sharing your contact information is not required to be included in this Directory, though providing some details will help the public connect with you.
EXHIBITION: January 18 – April 5, 2024
RECEPTION: January 18 from 4 – 6 p.m.
From marble statues of emperors to paintings of pets, portraiture has a long and rich history. Far from being a mechanical replication, a portrait always proclaims the importance of the subject as well as recording elements of its appearance.
Honest Portrayal at the Third Street Gallery presents portraits with a wide range of fidelity to the visible world. While open to artworks that achieve a likeness of form, the exhibition is also inclusive of artworks that convey a true likeness of spirit.
Expanded approaches to portraiture could include (but are in no way limited to) the likeness of oneself or another as a plant, animal, or inanimate object. Literary artists may choose to portray a subject in the form of a text message, shopping list, or other written form that reveals their essence.
December 22, 2023 Submission Deadline
January 9-10, 2024 Artwork Drop-off
January 18 Artwalk Opening Reception 4-6 p.m.
April 5 Exhibition Closes
April 8 Artwork Pick-up
This exhibition is open to visual and literary artists residing in the Palouse region, and is inclusive of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or text-based artworks. The gallery can accommodate most media with the exception of video and sound-based works. There are installation parameters unique to the gallery space inside the historic building, however, so please see the presentation requirements linked here.
- Contact information
- Biography and/or artist statement
- Up to 3 artworks, each with title, medium, dimensions, date, price or NFS, insurance value
- There are no size restrictions for artwork submissions. Gallery staff will include as many pieces as will reasonably fit in the exhibition space. If submissions for the exhibition exceed the limitations of space, gallery staff will ensure that at least one piece from each artist is displayed.
(This text is a sample for reference - a loan agreement specific to the exhibition will be provided to artists)
The Lender must provide an exhibition list declaring the content and value of each object loaned. A distinction will be made, prior to exhibition installation, between the declared value and sales price on all artwork to be offered for sale. During the exhibition period, the City will take reasonable precautions to avoid damage or theft to the objects loaned. In the event of loss or damage, the City will be responsible to the Lender for the loss based upon the declared value of the objects on the exhibition list. The Lender may be required to provide substantiation of the value of the loaned object(s). Unless the City is notified in writing to the contrary, it is understood that objects on loan may be photographed and reproduced in publications, for publicity purposes connected with the exhibition, and/or for educational purposes. Artists may offer objects for sale or list them as NFS (not for sale), but the City cannot accommodate POR (price on request) listings. All sales will be handled through the Moscow Arts Department office. The Gallery receives a twenty percent (20%) commission on all artwork sold and Idaho sales tax of six percent (6%) shall be required on all artwork sold, so objects for sale should be priced accordingly. The Third Street gallery is in a public, family-oriented space, so the Moscow Arts Commission and Arts Department staff reserve the right to review all submissions to determine the suitability of the artwork shown.
About the Third Street Gallery
The Third Street Gallery is a space for art in the heart of downtown Moscow. City of Moscow Arts Staff and members of the Moscow Arts Commission have worked together to create artistic direction for the Third Street Gallery since the gallery’s opening in September 1997. The gallery features artworks in a wide range of media, subject matter, and content while presenting a curatorial vision open to all cultures and art forms. The Third Street Gallery exhibits the work of established and emerging makers from the Palouse and the broader Inland Northwest, celebrating the creative excellence of the region in a well-loved public space.
The Third Street Gallery features artwork on the second and third floors inside Moscow City Hall. The building was designed by architect James Knox Taylor in 1911, and was formerly the Moscow Federal Building. Entered in the National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as a Second Renaissance Revival brick building, the structure now houses City offices and meeting spaces such as the City Council Chambers. The Third Street Gallery is an essential part of this building, as it brings art into the center of civic life in the City of Moscow.
Third Street Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.
The Gallery is ADA accessible on the East entrance of Moscow City Hall, and the elevator on the North side of the building provides access to the second and third floors.
Contact Information for Third Street Gallery Staff
RULES & REGULATIONS – Failure to abide by any of the following rules and regulations may result in your group/organization being ineligible to participate in next year’s parade.
- Entries utilizing a float are allowed one float. Floats are defined as a decorated towed trailer, flatbed truck, or single vehicle.
- Entries must be illuminated and/or lighted.
- Entries must be appropriate for a family audience.
- Individuals coordinating entries/floats must follow the load-in directions and parade route from City staff.
- Individuals participating with and/or driving floats in the parade must keep pace with the forward progress of the parade.
- Individuals participating with and/or driving floats may not consume alcoholic beverages and/or other controlled substances during their participation in the parade. Individuals found to be consuming, in possession, or intoxicated of/by these prohibited items will be removed from the parade.
- Individuals coordinating entries/floats may have their walkers/float escorts hand out candy to parade spectators. It is unlawful for any person in any parade to throw any object from a float, automobile, or animal during the parade (see Moscow City Code Title 10, Chapter 17, Sec. 17-15, item. F).
- Individuals coordinating entries/floats with animals are required to clean up all waste/manure from the parade staging area and route.
- Please no Santa’s. Santa has agreed to fly in and we want to keep his appearance special.
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – Entries may be walking groups, bicycling groups, a towed trailer, flatbed truck, or other single vehicle type. Entries are to be suitably lighted and decorated. Floats must conform to the following restrictions for audience safety and overhead clearance:
Max. Width – 8.5 feet Max. Height – 14 feet Max. frame clearance to ground – 10 inches
3:30 pm - Staging begins. Individuals coordinating entries/floats will be assigned one of four entrances to load-in to the staging area:
- Second Street & Washington Street
- First Street & Washington Street
- First Street & Jackson Street
- “A” Street & Jackson Street
4:30 pm – Judging begins
6:00 pm – Parade begins. Entries are to disperse after passing through Seventh Street to ensure all spectators experience each entry.
Entry Forms due no later than 5 pm December 1, 2022
Parade takes place rain, shine, or snow!
For more information contact Tyler Ochoa, Recreation Coordinator at
208-883-7087 or email@example.com
The City of Moscow invites businesses on and near Main Street to register as a DeLIGHTful Downtown contestant as part of this year's Light up the Season festivities. Registration is open from Nov. 1 to Nov. 30.
1. Contestant's storefront will be judged on the following criteria using a Yes/No rating:
- The use of lights is prominent in the decorated storefront.
- The seasonal/holiday theme selected by the business is apparent.
- The business utilized a significant portion of their available storefront for décor to dazzle judges and public.
2. Contestants are responsible for their own lights, backdrops, extension cords, timers, platforms, supplies, decorations, etc.
3. Contestants must have their decorated storefronts on exhibit by Fri., Dec. 1 for the judging panel.
4. Four finalists will be selected for public voting. Finalists will be provided a sign to display with a QR code. Voting is open from Mon., Dec. 4 to Wed., Dec. 6.
5. The finalist with the most votes will claim the title ‘The Most DeLIGHTful Downtown Storefront’ and be announced at the main Light up the Season event on Thu., Dec. 7 at 6 pm. The traveling trophy with their engraved business name will be presented to the winner at a later date in December.