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. 

Gallery hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding federal holidays.

Current Exhibition

Palouse Plein Air 2023

Exhibition: September 21 - October 6, 2023
Reception: September 21 from 5 - 7 p.m.                                                                             Location:    Third Street Gallery, 206 E. Third Street, Moscow, ID 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., M-F

Moscow is the perfect place to paint en plein air, French for in the “open air,” in the beautiful Palouse landscape. 46 artists from across the region created paintings onsite at locations throughout Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman, and Benewah counties. 

These artworks are on display at the Third Street Gallery from September 21 – October 6. The artist reception will feature a ceremony with awards chosen by exhibition juror William E. Elston of Snohomish, WA and refreshments provided by Wilder Catering of Moscow.

Now in its 14th year, this annual painting event is held each September. Palouse Plein Air is brought to the community by a partnership between the City of Moscow Arts Department and the University of Idaho College of Art + Architecture.

Artworks in the exhibition are available to view in the gallery and online HERE.


Illumination   |   October 19, 2023 - January 5, 2024

Portrait   |   January 18 - April 5, 2024

20 Years of Artwalk   |   April 18 - July 5, 2024

Represent   |   July 18 - August 29, 2024

Palouse Plein Air   |   September 19 - October 4, 2024

Third Street Gallery