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 is located inside Moscow City Hall at 206 E. Third St. Moscow, ID.
Regular gallery hours are 8 a.m. - 5 p.m., Monday - Friday, though it will be closed on Monday, September 2 in observance of Labor Day.
Exhibition: August 8 – September 30, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
The reception will feature refreshments and no-host bar provided by Bloom as well as an artist discussion panel on Inhabiting the Creative Process beginning at 6:00 p.m.
Drawing is a process artists use to become acquainted with a place, an object, a figure, or an invisible curiosity. It is an initial exploration of the terrain and a way of understanding the world. While the preliminary drawing may function as preparation for a work in another medium, sometimes the drawing is a complete work in its own right. Whether finished or preparatory, the drawing is a record of the artist’s initial greeting of the subject matter – it tells the story of an artist seeing the world through drawing.
Exhibition: October 7 – November 29, 2019
Reception: Wednesday, October 30, 2019 from 5-7 p.m.