Moscow Artwalk is one of many events that foster the region's cultural ecosystem. Since its beginning in 2004, the event has become a highlight of the Palouse by celebrating the wealth of artistic practice in the region. The 2022-2023 Moscow Artwalk 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 15, 2023 features artist and host location offerings along with music, food, and performances on Main Street.

Find your May 18 Artwalk Flyer here!

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2022-2023 Artwalk Poster Art

A Street by John Larkin, 2022

John Larkin
A Street
Acrylic on Panel, 2022

About John Larkin

I was born the fourth of six boys in Zaragoza, Spain in 1960, and lived in Europe and Asia as a child, graduating from Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan. Go Dragons! I got a degree in sculpture from the University of Idaho in 1984 and worked as a freelance industrial designer specializing in bicycle helmet design until retiring recently. Since then I have been keeping busy building a studio, traveling, making knives, sculptures, and paintings. I live in Moscow with my wife, Melissa Rockwood.

I am “red-green” color blind. As a result, all tortoiseshell-colored cats look green to me. Now, I have been informed that cats are not green, but they are most certainly 100% green to me! Cat Green. Knowing this makes me wonder what kind of odd colors I'm using in my paintings which in turn opens up the question of art and perception.

Looking at art, we have the rare opportunity to see through another person’s eyes. In that way it can act as a bridge between people. When we experience the world as seen by another human it helps us understand each other.

There are so many beautiful things to see in the world; a band of sunlight on a wooden floor, a stand of rustling aspen trees, cloud shadows moving over a hill. I take photos, but they rarely capture the sense of wonder I feel.

So for me, making art is an attempt to express the essence of that beauty. “Style” follows without thinking, because I see the world in my own unique way, green cats and all.

Artwalk Poster Art Collection

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June 2022 Artwalk Season Finale 
Photos by Megan Mack

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