Third Street Gallery

Blue Mailboxes with promotional content for Dear Moscow

Dear Moscow

Online Exhibition: December 17, 2020 - April 2, 2021

Embrace the season of reflection and gratitude with Dear Moscow! This mail art exhibition commemorates the 110th anniversary of Moscow City Hall’s construction while honoring the building’s former use as a post office. This exhibition, planned over the course of the past two years in anticipation of the anniversary, is now even more timely as people seek creative ways to connect with one another safely. 

Dear Moscow features 61 illustrated letters sent to the gallery via USPS. Submissions came from long-time community members, student and family groups, and individual citizens expressing gratitude for Moscow.

Artists frequently employ the Postal Service as a collaborator in the delivery of their works, making mail art the perfect medium to express appreciation for the history and community of Moscow, ID. 

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Upcoming Exhibition

Silver & Gold 
April 15-July 2, 2021

In the Third Street Gallery’s exhibition Silver & Gold, University of Idaho Art + Design alumni reveal their growth as artmakers. The exhibition celebrates the passage of time and growth in the Vandal community by featuring works from artists made during their studies at the University of Idaho, as well as recent their work. 

Formal education in the arts is a foundation for a lifetime of evolution and experimentation. Far from being a stamp of completion, a degree is a license to pursue ongoing inquiry and the development of a life rooted in the arts. 

Silver & Gold presents old and new artworks as evidence of transformation in the studio practices of Art + Design alumni. 

To register as a participant for this exhibition visit:

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 is located inside Moscow City Hall at 206 E. Third St. Moscow, ID.