Third Street Gallery
The Third Street Gallery is a place for art in the heart of downtown Moscow. Since its beginnings in 1998, artistic direction for the Third Street Gallery has been crafted collaboratively by City of Moscow Arts Department Staff and members of the Moscow Arts Commission. With a curatorial vision open to all cultures and art forms, the gallery features works in a wide range of media, subject matter, and content. By including the work of makers from the Palouse and the broader Inland Northwest, the Third Street Gallery celebrates the creative excellence of the region in a well-loved public space.
Located inside the Moscow City Hall, the Third Street Gallery features artwork on the second and third floors as well as on the staircase walls between floors. The building was designed in 1911 by architect James Knox Taylor, and was formerly called the Moscow Federal Building. Entered in National Register of Historic Places in 1973 as a Second Renaissance Revival brick building, the structure now houses essential City offices and meeting spaces such as the City Council Chambers. The Third Street Gallery is an important part of this building, as it brings art into the center of public life in the City of Moscow.
Third Street Gallery hours are 8 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday.
Exhibition: June 6 - July 31, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
In the industrialized, mass-produced world of goods, there is often no connection between the consumer and the producer. Even the processes by which objects are created tend to remain mysterious. Nickels connects the buyer with the artisan by producing unique, handmade, inspiring pottery crafted from local materials. The individuality and handmade quality of each piece creates a conversation between the maker and the collector of the ceramic arts; what was made by one pair of hands is used and appreciated by another. Using the strength and beauty of local clay, the artist creates functional and decorative art that resonates with the joy of creation.
The photograph entitled Creation, featured as the poster art for Artwalk 2019, was made by Nickels while she worked on her potters wheel. The photograph was selected from a group of more than 50 artworks submitted by artists in the community. The selection panel was impressed by Nickels’ ability to communicate the creative process through both ceramics and photography. A video interview with Nickels is available on the City of Moscow’s website at: https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/189/Artwalk.
Third Street Gallery is located on the second and third floors of Moscow City Hall at 206 East Third Street Moscow, ID. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Working Drawings - featuring artworks by George Wray
Exhibition: August - September
Reception: September 18, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.