It’s an exciting day here in the Arts Department! The newest temporary collection artworks are installed and we just can’t wait to share them with you! We hope you are able to get out and enjoy these new pieces of the City’s temporary collection. If you go for a stroll or bike ride, snap a photo and use #MoscowIDPublicArt.
Don’t forget to also follow along on the City’s Facebook and Instagram pages to learn more about the selected artists! Not following up on social media? Look us up @cityofmoscowid.
For more information regarding public art in Moscow, visit https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/218/Public-Art
Go forth and enjoy the art!
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.
- Explosions by Sonya Katerina Isenberg at Warbonnet & Hwy 8
- Day on the Palouse by Britani Phelps at Palouse River Dr. & US 95
- Rent Free Treehouse by Justin Pickard at S. Blaine & Hwy 8
- Cereal and Milk by Inna Popova at Perimeter & Hwy 8
Intermodal Transit Center (ITC) Sculpture Garden
The ITC Sculpture Garden was created 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.
- Circles of Light and Color by Faith Clark
- Tether by Amanda Harlow
- Rainbow War Pony by Sue Lemons
- Poised in Flight by Talor Sheldon
- Morchella Colorem by Emma Woolstenhulme
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.
The mission of the Moscow Arts Commission is to enrich the community by celebrating and cultivating the expression of all art forms and culture.
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