July 1, 2021 (Moscow, Idaho) —
The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission announced the installation of new temporary collection artworks, Thurs., July 1.
These temporary collection artworks included four new vinyl wrapped traffic box designs and five new sculptures at the Intermodal Transit Center (ITC) Sculpture Garden.
The recently-installed vinyl wraps were created by various community members and can be found at the following locations:
- Palouse River Dr. & US 95- Day on the Palouse by Britani Phelps
- Perimeter & Hwy 8- Cereal and Milk by Inna Popova
- S. Blaine & Hwy 8- Rent Free Treehouse by Justin Pickard
- Warbonnet & Hwy 8- Explosions by Sonya Katerina Isenberg
Artworks featured on vinyl-wrapped traffic boxes became part of the Moscow’s temporary collection in 2012. The project provides public space for artists to share their creative work, and beautifies street fixtures throughout the community. Artworks were chosen by a selection panel and will be on display through spring 2025.
Sculptures installed at the ITC Sculpture Garden included the following:
- Morchella Colorem by Emma Woolstenhulme
- Rainbow War Pony by Sue Lemons
- Poised in Flight by Talor Sheldon
- Tether by Amanda Harlow
- Circles of Light and Color by Faith Clark
The City of Moscow Arts Department created the ITC Sculpture garden in 2012. This space provides art viewing opportunities for the public and an exhibition space for emerging regional artists. Sculptures were chosen by a selection panel and will be on display until May 2022.
For more information regarding public art in Moscow, visit https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/218/Public-Art
Public art is at the heart of Moscow’s creative culture, and with a collection including works by local and regional artists, its public spaces reflect the Inland Northwest’s tradition of artistic excellence.
The City of Moscow’s acquisition of public art began in the 1980s, and is supported in part by a 1% for the Arts fund established by ordinance in 2004. A Public Art Master Plan guides the Moscow Arts Commission, Arts staff, and community members as they incorporate new works into the City’s landscape. Temporary Collection artworks include vinyl-wrapped traffic boxes, bus shelters and installations at the ITC Sculpture Garden. The City’s Portable Collection is comprised of over 90 works that are prominently displayed in City of Moscow buildings. The Permanent Collection features an inventory of 15 installations, including several multi-work series. These can be found in the City’s parks, public buildings and rights-of-way; they are prominent landmarks that have come to define the community as a center for the arts in the region.
Moscow is rich with diversity of thought, inhabited by minds open to possibility and creative interpretation. As such, the public art program celebrates the artist as a professional and valued business partner while welcoming a broad range of media and art-making processes into its collection.
Story Contact: Megan Cherry, Arts Program Manager