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, performance, 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 performance art on Main Street.
How do I participate in 3rd Thursday?
December Artwalk registration is open from
Nov. 22 - Dec. 6 at 5 p.m.
All registration is completed via the City of Moscow's Submittable portal: moscowarts.submittable.com/submit.
- Stay Connected! Get all the Artwalk news delivered straight to your inbox by signing up for our email list: https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/list.aspx
- Businesses are encouraged to start looking for artists as soon as possible. Visit the City of Moscow's Artist Directory at bit.ly/moscowartistdirectory and make connections with artists from around the Palouse.
- Artists may connect with local businesses to find the best host location to fit their art. Once an artist finds a location, the host location will complete the registration form. Not sure where to start? Utilize the Moscow Chamber of Commerce + Visitor Center's Business Directory to find local businesses: https://moscowchamber.com/location.
- Audience members can find event flyers at participating host locations during the week of 3rd Thursday Artwalk. Additional information, including a downloadable event flyer, will be available on the Artwalk webpage.
2022-2023 Artwalk Poster Art
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.
June 2022 Artwalk Season Finale
Photos by Megan Mack