Moscowberfest Oct. 8th in Downtown Moscow

Mark your calendar for the 2nd annual Moscowberfest celebration in Downtown Moscow!

Moscowberfest is themed after Oktoberfest, a Bavarian tradition that dates back to the year 1810. Though Oktoberfest originated as a wedding celebration, it has since evolved into the world’s largest annual fun-fair and agricultural celebration, with an emphasis on one of Germany’s most famous agricultural products – beer. The City of Moscow also got its start in the 1800s and since it’s incorporation in 1887, has made a name for itself as a regional hub for agriculture, art, and commerce. Moscowberfest is an opportunity to celebrate the local culture in the Palouse region and Moscow’s new entertainment district.

Interested in volunteering? email marketing@moscowchamber.com for details!

A guest room special rate is being offered at the Best Western Plus University Inn.

Please visit this link to make reservations or call 208-882-0550 x 0 and mention Moscowberfest.

When using the linkplease confirm your arrival and departure dates at the top of the first page.   If the link is showing no availability, please call the hotel directly.


Haunted Palouse!

2022 Event Dates:
October 21, 22, 28, 29


Do you take credit / debit cards?
Sorry, we don’t have that option available. Be sure to bring enough cash for admission plus food and beverages! We have burgers, pizza, home-made baked goods, plenty of hot beverages to keep you fueled for the night, plus food and drink from local businesses.  ATM available at Palouse Family Foods

Are there places to stay in Palouse?
Well heck yes! Check out the “Stay in Palouse” links on the right. From RV parking to rooms to rent, we got you covered.

Is it scary?
Yes! We spend many hours planning and scheming to get maximum heart rates, screams and giggles. We gear towards high school and college students, so be prepared. NO ONE UNDER 12 ADMITTED!

If I get scared and can’t continue, can I get out?
Yes, tell our staff. They will assist you.

If I get too scared, can I get a refund?
No, Sorry. You paid us to scare you. Be happy with prompt service! …And it’s a community fundraiser. Thanks for your support!!

Will your monsters touch me?
NO. But fair’s fair – you can’t touch them either. Unfortunately, due to the very dim lighting inside the houses, you may occasionally come into contact with one of our staff. But our monsters will not intentionally grab you.

What do I get for my $25 admission?
You will receive 3 tickets that can be used for two haunted houses and the haunted hay ride. You can use the tickets however you choose, but most want to experience all three venues.

If I’m still in line at closing time, will I still get in?
Absolutely! We quit selling tickets at 10 p.m. but we stay open until everyone who has purchased a ticket has gone through all three venues.

How do I avoid long lines?
The first weekend tends to be less busy than the second weekend. Getting here early is your best bet for whichever night you attend. Ticket sales are from 7 to 10 p.m. But waiting in line is not without its own entertainment!

Where do I get tickets?
Tickets will be sold in the drive-through area of the PALOUSE BRANCH of Banner Bank (formerly AmericanWest Bank), 150 N. Bridge – right by the rail-road tracks – but ONLY on performance nights. Advance tickets are not available, except for group sales with prior arrangements. Ticket sales begin at 7:00pm each performance night, and ticket sales end promptly at 10:00pm.

Is there an age limit?

Yes, you must be 12 years of age or older. No exceptions.

Is Haunted Palouse in a heated area?
No. Dress warm and bring appropriate clothing for inclement weather. The waiting area is outdoors.

Are you prepared to handle emergencies?
Yes, we have experienced emergency and police personnel on site at all times. Just tell a Haunted Palouse staff member if you experience a problem and it will be handled right away.

Where is Palouse?
From North Grand Ave in Pullman: Take Highway 27 North 14 miles to Palouse.
From Rosauers in Moscow: Take Highway 95 North 9 miles (just past Viola), and turn onto Highway 66 to Palouse. Tickets sold at 150 N. Bridge (right […]


Pamela Caughey, Unforeseen at Moscow Contemporary Opening Oct 7th

Pamela Caughey, Unforeseen

October 7 – December 31, 2022

Exhibition Reception: October 7, 5 – 7 p.m.

Gallery Artist Talk: October 8, 11 a.m.

For Moscow Contemporary’s fourth exhibit we present “Pamela Caughey, Unforeseen.” Hamilton, MT artist Caughey works in diverse media. She creates geometric abstract paintings across separate and overlapping media including encaustic, acrylics, oil, mixed media, and collage. Regular patterns are disrupted by sharp line and color changes to create moments of tension in balance with areas of calm. The exhibit includes more than a dozen large multi-panel pieces and a range of smaller works. Pam has developed a devoted following and online teaching platform during the pandemic. To engage her new students Pam invited them to send her color swatches from their studios. She then created a small piece based on what she received. Not knowing how this would turn out, it has culminated in the group project “Snail Mail” comprised of 150 individual panels.


Notable Natural Fibers show @ Artisan Dahman Barns

Notable Natural Fibers

Date: September 11 – September 25
Notable Natural Fibers opens September 11th and continues through Sunday September 25. Join us for an artists reception on September 11th from 1pm to 3pm. Notable Natural Fibers, an exhibit of natural textiles using plant based and animal fibers. On display are wearable items or and items your home items are woven, felted, and knitted.

Many examples of loom weaving from intricate patterns to basic weaving are in the exhibit.  On display are felted hats, woven scarves, baby blankets, wall hangings, towels and rugs. Participating artists are Jeannine Apt, Jean Korus, Moscow Idaho, Carol Triplett, Lewiston, Linda Mackey Prosser Washington. and Linda Stone Spokane, Washington.

Linda Mackey from Natural Alpacas also has available a selection of alpaca yarns and roving.


Fall Festival BrewFest

Join us for the first Fall Festival BrewFest at the Gladish Centre, an afternoon of craft beer from breweries from Pullman, Moscow and Spokane. Our 10,000-square-foot gym will host the brewers with easy parking lot access. Tickets are $25 for presale before Sept. 26 and include five drink tokens and a 5-ounce custom tasting glass. Limited tickets will be available at the door for $35. First come, first served so get your tickets now.


  • Gladish Community and Cultural Center

    115 NW State St., PullmanThe Palouse


Yoga in the Cedars with Meggie Cafferty

Idler’s Rest Nature Preserve1187 Idlers Rest RoadMoscow, ID, 83843United States (map)


From Palouse Land Trust:  Our amazing friend and partner Meggie Cafferty will again be leading an all-ages and all-levels yoga practice in the cool tranquility of the cedar grove at Idler’s Rest.

Class will include a bit of breathwork and meditation in addition to our yoga postures. Whether you are a new yogi or seasoned practitioner, there will be something for everyone during this all-levels class. Get outdoors, travel to a serene spot on the Palouse (carpool or bike if you can), and enjoy connecting with yourself and the natural world in this renewed community setting.

Just bring your mat (or outdoor towel, there’s plenty of pitch out there), water and comfortable clothes. Plan to arrive a few minutes early to find your spot and get comfy.


Palouse Plein Air

Third Street Gallery
206 W 3rd St
Moscow,ID 83843 United States

41 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 15 – October 7.

An artist reception on September 15 from 5-7 p.m. will feature a ceremony with awards chosen by exhibition juror Melanie Thompson of Richland, WA and refreshments provided by Wilder Catering of Moscow.




Youth Salmon Summit at Hells Gate this Saturday

September 24, 2022: Youth Salmon Celebration and Call to Action (Lewiston, ID)

When: 11:00am – 4:00pm 
Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston, ID 
Please join us September 24th at Hells Gate State Park in Lewiston, ID to celebrate and honor youth voices, Tribal justice, and Snake River salmon! The celebration will bring together community members, Tribal Leaders and youth, and youth organizers from across the region to present, share stories, celebrate, and take action to restore salmon in the Snake River Basin.

For more information, please visit the event registration page.

Participating organizations: Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation (CTUIR) Youth Leadership CouncilYouth Salmon Protectors, and Save Our wild Salmon.

Contact: For more information email Abby Dalke, abby@wildsalmon.org


Nancy Rothwell presents “Chaos in the Ukraine” at The Libey Gallery


DATE: September 9, 2022

FROM: Nichole Kopp, Whitman County Library, STEAM Librarian, 397-4366

RE: “Chaos in the Ukraine” by Nancy Rothwell

Photo: “Fleeing the Farm”

The Libey Gallery’s new exhibit by local painter Nancy Rothwell is entitled “Chaos in the Ukraine”.  Inspired by an interview on the news of a Ukrainian farmer in the midst of war.  The journalist asked the farmer clad in his work overalls, “Why are all your cows inside the barn on such a nice day?”  The farmer responded that it was too dangerous to let them out to graze.  The cows could easily break a leg in one of the many potholes caused by recent bombs.  This farmer stayed behind as neighbors left, so he could continue to provide grains, produce, and meat to his community.  He remained on the farm because of a deep sense of obligation to his neighbors and animals.

For years, Nancy has been well known for her social and political artistic statements.  Usually her work focuses on healthcare policy in the US but lately she has been reflecting on the impact of war on families and farms. “Using visual symbols, I wanted to capture two things: the chaos of war yet a symbol for a home or farm prior to war.  The production of wheat in the Ukraine was a major motivation for me since I identify with wheat farmers on the Palouse”.

Nancy’s acrylic collage exhibit will be on display now through the end of the year.  The Libey Gallery adjacent to the Colfax Library is open Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm.



Block Party in Moscow Aug. 27th

Coming to a block near you is The Block Party! The City of Moscow, Moscow Chamber of Commerce + Visitor Center, and University of Idaho invite you to party like a blockstar from 4 to 8 pm on Main St. between 3rd and 5th St., Sat. Aug. 27 following the Moscow Farmers Market.

The Block Party is a revival of the Vandal Town Block Party and celebrates the strong and welcoming community ties of the Moscow community. Community members, including students and visitors, are in for a treat during this laid-back, family-friendly, summer event featuring:
  • Karaoke Contest with a grand prize for winning contestant
  • Tabletop Speed jenga with prize baskets for winning contestants
  • Tug-of-War against Vandal student-athletes with gift cards for teams that defeat the mighty Vandals
Food and beverage vendors will be on-site and DJ Dave will be spinning records in Friendship Square. Micro soccer and hoops are also in store for anyone looking to practice their sports skills and plenty of drop-in oversized yard games will be available. Visitors twenty-one years or older planning on purchasing and drinking beer and/or wine may receive a wristband and event cup at the identification check booth by the downtown clock.
For more information, contact City of Moscow Community Events Division at 208-883-7132 or communityevents@ci.moscow.id.us.

National Lentil Festival 2022

Date: August 19, 2022 – August 20, 2022

Our area of eastern Washington and northern Idaho, the Palouse Region, grows a quarter of the lentils in the United States. Since its beginning in 1989, the National Lentil Festival has brought national attention to Pullman. The Palouse region of farmlands in Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho has a reputation for producing the highest quality lentils in the United States. We think that is worth celebrating!

The National Lentil Festival focuses on the local community, local volunteers, and all that makes up the Palouse. Local honorees are recognized at the Unveiling of the Walk of Fame, a local artist designs the festival poster, and local microbrewers, wine and hard cider makers are showcased in the beer and wine garden.

The National Lentil Festival remains a great way for Pullman to come together as a community of families, students, artists, athletes, and business owners. We look forward to making this year’s National Lentil Festival a great event for the community and our thousands of visitors that come each year just to celebrate the lentil!



Ice Cream Social at the McConnell Mansion July 31 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

After a few years of hiatus, the Latah County Historical Society is very happy to once again welcome our friends and neighbors to the Ice Cream Social at the McConnell Mansion.

Meet us on the Mansion lawn on Sunday, July 31st from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. for an afternoon of delicious ice cream sundaes and free family fun. We will be celebrating the 45th year of this summertime tradition with activities like horse and wagon rides and live music by Jim Boland and Friends. Demonstrations will be given by the Appaloosa Lace Makers, the Palouse Hills Weavers Guild, and the Hog Heaven Muzzle Loaders.

Ice cream sundaes and watermelon are on the house. This event is free and open to the public thanks in part to our major event sponsor, Idaho Central Credit Union. The McConnell Mansion is located at 110 South Adams Street in Moscow.


Palouse Music Festival July 30th

July 30 @ 11:00 am – 8:00 pm PDT

$5 – $10

The Palouse Arts Council will host the Palouse Music Festival on Saturday, July 30th at Hayton-Greene Park in Palouse, WA. Admission is $10 per adult, $5 for kids 6-16, and kids 5 and under are free. Admission is on the day of the event only.
The festival opens at 11 a.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. and features local musicians performing throughout the day. There will also be arts and crafts vendors, non-profit organizations, and food vendors.
For more information, visit the Palouse Music Festival Facebook page. To inquire about participating as a vendor, please email englishcoug@gmail.com.


Late July Festival: 4-10pm Saturday July 30th!

Musical Headliner: Beargrass

General Entry Free




Buy advance tickets here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/late-july-festival-tickets-385932744227


Moscow, ID – July 8, 2022 – Local breweries are teaming up with Rural Roots to host a local beer, music, and food festival from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, July 30. The event will be held on the lawn at the Latah County Fairgrounds at 1021 Harold Street, Moscow, ID.


“As a non-profit, we want to build our community while supporting innovative local businesses such as our local musicians, food trucks, and breweries!” said Susan Fluegel, Rural Roots Board Member.


Local breweries, Moscow Brewing Company, Hunga Dunga, Micropolis, and Shattuck Brewing from Elk River, ID will offer 4-ounce pours of hand-crafted seasonal local releases.


Two local food trucks, Sushi Man and Battleground Food Truck will also be featured with delicious dinner options.


Musical headliner, BEARGRASS of Deary, Idaho will play upbeat country favorites from 6-10 p.m. BEARGRASS is an Inland Northwest perennial favorite for live classic country music.  Shayne and Alane Watkins have been the core of BEARGRASS since 2000, though each has performed with multiple bands entertaining country music lovers for over 35 years.  Drawing from a variety of musical influences, this husband-and-wife duo often blends folk, bluegrass, western, and original ballads into their performances around campfires, coffee shops, and county fairs.


Rebecca Lewis opens from 4-6 p.m. captivating with a combination of acoustic country, pop, and classic rock covers and originals.


General entry is free. Tickets for the beer garden are $15 and include an event pint glass and four tastings. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite, and on-site the night of the event! You can also find the festival on Facebook. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

Moscow Brewing Company is hosting lawn games including giant Jenga and corn hole.

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.


The event sponsor, Rural Roots, Inc. is raising funds to continue their work in supporting the local food system and local farmers. Rural Roots is an Idaho-based nonprofit with the mission to support and enhance sustainable and organic agriculture and local food networks in Idaho and the Inland Northwest. Learn more: www.ruralroots.org



For more information, to sponsor, volunteer or participate, contact latejulyfest@gmail.com or 208-882-6284.


City of Moscow Arts Department Artwalk Season Poster Submission Period Opens

Original artwork submissions will be welcomed from artists of all ages and will be reviewed by a selection panel made up of Artwalk community partners and organizers. The deadline for submissions is 5 p.m. on Friday, August 12, 2022.

The Artwalk season poster is the visual centerpiece of the event, and along with community-wide presence in print materials, the artist and artwork are promoted on the City’s website and social media channels. The original artwork will be featured on the season poster, and the artist will have the option to create a one-night-only display of other works from their studio at one of the receptions during the Artwalk season.

The City of Moscow also welcomes the original selected artwork into the City’s Portable Collection, with a purchase amount not to exceed $600.

Artwork submissions are being accepted online only, with a form available here: https://moscowarts.submittable.com/submit. No emailed or physical submissions will be accepted for this opportunity.

More information about Artwalk, including featured poster artworks from previous years, is available here: https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/189/Artwalk


Rendezvous in The Park July 14th, 15th, and 16th

Are you in the mood for some summer music festival entertainment? Look no further than East City Parks Rendezvous Festival featuring headlining artists Katie Pruitt, Ripe, and Desolation Horse. More info and the rest of the line up is listed on their website: https://www.rendezvousinthepark.com/festival-info.html


Raptor Club at WSU

Do you have an affinity for Raptors? Would like to volunteer with an organization who is doing so much for them? Look no further than the Raptor Club at WSU!

“Our mission is to promote wildlife conservation through the use of non-releasable raptors as living representatives in public environmental education programs….The WSU Raptor Club exists in hopes of changing the perceptions and negative actions taken against raptors. These presentations present people with a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close.” (https://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/outreach/raptor-club)

For more information on how to get involved visit their website: https://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/outreach/raptor-club


Rachel Eastman’s Adult Art Camp July 18th-22nd

Rachael Eastman is offering her first ever Adult Art Camp! Why should the kids get to have all the fun? Spend the week exploring all things paper. From book arts to printmaking and paper making, the week will be full of fun and exploration. The cost is $200.00, which includes all supplies and materials. Bring a sack lunch.
The camp runs from Monday, July 18- Friday, July 22nd. It begins at 10 am each day and ends at 3pm
Contact Rachael directly to sign up, or for more information or questions at Rachael.eastman@gmail.com

Introduction to Native American Beading @ The Dahmen Barn

Cost: $32.00
Date: August 4th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Register By: August 1st
Project- Introduction to Native American Beading This class will be held every 1st Thursday as long as we have students. Because of gas prices we will need at least 4 students per class to make it worth the artist’s time. So tell your friends to join this class to learn a Native American traditional art form.

Deborah Clairmont (Medicine Prayer Woman) will introduce Native American beading, explaining the history of beads and how the Native American’s used them. Her first project will be to make a beaded barrette or pin. Each month, Medicine Prayer Woman will introduce different techniques and projects for the artist to create their own art.

Barrette Kit- $35/kit comes: pattern, piece of brain tanned leather, 4 hanks (tubes) of beads, 4 beading needles, pelon or felt, bobbin of thread.

Or buy your own
Beads: 4 colors of glass beads 11/0 Toho Japanese Seed Beads in tubes, or 11/0 Czech Seed beads on hanks Make sure to buy enough to do project- matching beads is like matching yarn- difficult. If hanks- buy one hank each color to be used, tubes- depending on if small tube or large tube. 1 hank equals a large tube of beads. To be safe buy extra.

Beading Needles: 1 package, John James size 12 sharps

Thread- Size O or A or D Nymo (bobbin or spool) * recommend spool any color

Felt- 1 sheet of any color stiff felt that can be sewn.
Leather- at lease 4” by 4” scrap leather (pig or lamb suede) Tandy Leather. Brain tanned leather is expensive*

Scissors, Bic Lighter, small needle-nose pliers

On-line Suppliers: Shipwreck Beads, Beadaholique, The Wandering Bull, Crazy Crow, Fire Mountain Gems, Lima Beads, Tandy Leather.

Local Suppliers: Warpath One Stop, Plummer, ID / Moccasin Flats Trading Post, 302 S Main St, Lapwai, ID / Marsh’s Trading Post, Lewiston, ID

Artist’s Statement: Medicine Prayer Woman (Deborah Clairmont-Ross) learned how to bead when she was 8 years old and has been doing Native American beading for 57 years. As an author, artist, she has worked with different mediums and has made beaded jewelry, barrettes. Necklaces, beaded clothing, beaded leather, dance outfits, and many other pieces of work. She has easily taught 100’s of students along her journey. Her goal is to share her knowledge of traditional Native American beading techniques before it is lost.



Cribbage Tourney at Moscow Brewing Company on July 2nd

Starting at at 6:30 pm with sign up starting at 5:30 pm. They will have about 30 spots so make sure to get there early to secure your chance. Cost is $10.00, which covers your first beer and prizes for the top three players!

All skill levels are welcome and you will be paired randomly with each other over the course of three rounds. So come ready to play, enjoy some beers, meet some new friends, and compete for the Cribbage Crown!


Palouse Arts Council ArtWalk

Palouse Arts Council ArtWalk

June 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm PDT

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The Palouse Arts Council is sponsoring its 17th annual ArtWalk, Friday, June 24th through Sunday, June 26th, in Palouse, WA. Artwork will be shown in local downtown businesses and the Palouse Community Center, 220 E Main St.

Schedule of events:
Friday, 1-5 p.m. – Exhibit open at the Palouse Community Center

Saturday, 10 a.m. – Downtown businesses open
10 a.m.-6 p.m. – Palouse CC exhibit open
1-4 p.m. – Artists’ Reception at Palouse CC

Sunday, 12 p.m.-3 p.m. – Palouse CC exhibit open

These events are free and open to the public.


Storm Drain Mural Applications Are Open!

The City of Moscow invites artists to submit designs for mobile mini-murals on sign stands, to be placed near highly-visible storm drain inlets. This project provides a public space for artists to share their two-dimensional artwork with the public and beautifies street fixtures throughout the community. Up to two selected artists will install hand-painted murals on City-provided sign blanks to communicate the function of our City’s storm sewer system and its connection to local streams. The murals will be on display for two to four years.

This call is open to youth and adult artists who live in Latah County, Nez Perce County, Asotin County, Whitman County, Nez Perce, or Coeur d’Alene tribal members. Artists are eligible regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital or familial status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, and gender expression or identity. Artist teams are eligible to apply, including teams of artists from multiple disciplines. Selection panelists and their immediate family members are not eligible for participation. No artist sitting on a Selection Panel may submit a proposal for the project for which the Selection Panel was formed.

Project Timeline (subject to change)
June 15 – August 5 2022     Submission Period

August 2022                          Artwork Selection, Notification, and Agreements

October 3, 2022                    Finished Artworks Delivered (specific dates TBD)

Honorarium, Sales Information, and Loan Agreement
1. Selected artists will complete an Art Purchase Agreement.

2. Each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $300 upon completion of the artwork.

3. The City of Moscow will incur all costs related to sign stands, 36” x 18” aluminum sign substrates, surface preparation, and a protective clear coat. The City will also provide exterior-grade acrylic paints for the artists’ use, though the artist will be responsible for providing all other tools and supplies.

4. A variety of promotions such as press releases, social media posts, and educational events will follow the completion of the murals. Artists may be called upon for media events such as interviews or photo opportunities.

For more info see the link below:


2022-06-20T11:19:21-07:00Announcement, Public Art|

Adult Workshop Series at Moscow Contemporary

Handmade Watercolors from Pre-ground Pigments

With Teaching Artists BKS

June 24, 2022, 5:45 to 8:45 pm $65

Ages 18 +

This workshop is contingent on having 5 persons registered.

Turn pre-ground pigments into watercolors using a muller and slab and binder medium that you will make in class from the original raw materials and local honey. Then make a small floral painting in a Middle Eastern style. You can even take a little paint that you made home with you!


Artwalk Season Finale Thurs. June 16th 4-8pm

The City of Moscow and the Moscow Arts Commission announced the Artwalk Season Finale event to be held on Thurs., June 16 from 4-8 p.m.

The 2021-2022 Artwalk season culminates with an event including visual, culinary, literary, and performing arts offerings at 27 host locations, as well as a street fair with 6 food vendors and 21 art vendor/demonstrator booths.

Artwalk flyers including host, vendor, and musician information are available at the following times and locations:

Participants can view, download, and print a flyer starting on June 3, 2022 from the City of Moscow website: https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/189/Artwalk

In Print

  • Participating host locations will have printed event flyers available to the public starting on Sat., June 11, 2022.
  • Moscow Arts Commission members will host a table at the Moscow Farmers Market from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Sat. June 11, 2022. Printed flyers, stickers, and other program information will be available in print.
  • During the Artwalk event on Thurs., June 16, event attendees can find flyers located on stands placed along the length of Main St. as well as at the City of Moscow information tent at Friendship Square.

Along with arts features at host locations, the Artwalk Season Finale offers many other exciting experiences:

Artwalk Street Fair
The street fair footprint on Main St. stretches from 3rd to 6th, including the half-block from Main to the alley on 5th St. The event includes a City Council-approved, temporary suspension of open container laws within the Entertainment District. Event attendees who are 21 years-of-age or older may present a valid form of identification to a participating vendor to get an event cup and wristband. This will allow them to walk within the event footprint while carrying a cup of beer or wine.

Artwalk Passport
The Artwalk Passport program guides event attendees to participating street vendors and host locations, where a representative at the location will sign or stamp the Passport. Once the Passport holder has gathered 6 stamps, they can turn it in for the drawing at the Moscow Chamber of Commerce + Visitor Center by 7:45 p.m. on Thurs., June 16. Those who enter the drawing are eligible to win prizes provided by participating businesses.

Art Vendors
Participants are invited to explore multiple booths featuring local art vendors at the Artwalk street fair just to the north of Friendship Square.

Moscow’s local culinary arts businesses take center stage at Foodwalk, where participants can find a variety of food and beverage options located between 5th St. and Friendship Square on Main St.

Live musical performances will take place beginning at 4 p.m. at Friendship Square and at Kidwalk between 5th and 6th Streets. The artist line-up includes DJ Dave, The Intentions, and MAITA at Friendship Square. DJ Joe and The Electric Light Show presents music for the young-at-heart at Kidwalk.

New to this year’s Artwalk experience is Kidwalk, a neighborhood of the Artwalk street fair designed just for families and children. Kidwalk is located between 5th and 6th on Main Street, and features art performances, vendors, and interactive demonstrations that are perfect for families. In the intersection immediately to […]


Summer Workshops at Moscow Contemporary are here!

Photopoetry: Reframing Landscapes

Generate and assemble writing and landscape photography to create a multi-media narrative through the use of images, text and/or audio recording.

With Teaching Artists Megan Mack and Abby Wooten

June 18 2022,11am to 6pm (4pm to 6pm at Philips Farm Park)

June 19, 2022, 12pm to 6pm


Ages 18 +

Please bring a water bottle and sack lunch. Snack provided.

Instructors Megan Mack and Abby Wooten will teach how to convey narrative and landscape photography using images and text or audio narration. We will encourage participants to think about the narrative of the entire scene beyond the frame, using the question of what is missing or what we don’t see as a guide post. We will talk about tone, poetic sentences, storytelling, and poems. How do words enhance the image? How do words create new meaning?

What? This two day intensive workshop is to help artists and anyone with an interest in photography delve deeper into the idea behind language and imagery, with an introduction to photo-poetry and landscape photography

The term ‘photopoetry’ is a form in which combinations of poems and photographs create illustrative, evocative, and symbiotic relationships between text and image.
The idea behind this workshop is to create a photographic piece that moves beyond the aesthetic landscape image.

Complete a piece of digital, printed, or photographic work with text. You will explore “what is captured within the frame” and “what is purposely left out”.




Tuesday Community Market June 7th- Oct. 4th !!

Live Music, Sushi Man & Fresh Vegetables at the Tuesday Community Market 


The Kristie Project will take the stage to kick off the first Tuesday Community Market of the year on June 7 on the lawn at the Latah County Fair and Event Center located at 1021 Harold Street, Moscow, Idaho. The market will be held Tuesdays from 4-7pm June 7 to October 4, 2022, featuring local bands, vendors selling produce, eggs, plants, crafts, beer, food, and more!

Vendors include:

  • SushiMan Food Truck
  • Runner Bean Ranch with fresh produce
  • Rebecca Millstein with plant starts and herbs.
  • Hands and Hearts Farm pastured chicken eggs.
  • Moscow Brewing Company will offer their locally brewed beer.
  • Johnson’s Heritage Farmstead (U.S. Military Veteran Vendor) will sell handmade soap, lotion bars, lip balm, eggs, jam, and produce as the season proceeds.
  • Thimbleberry Candle Co and
  • Handmade home décor, crafts and jewelry from Old World Annie’s and Aria Creates Art.

The Moscow Food Co-op is sponsoring two volunteer positions, if you are interested in volunteering at the market, please contact crambo@moscowfood.coop.

If you would like to sell or have additional questions, please email agintern@latah.id.us or call at 208-883-2267.

Please share and like on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tuesdaycommunitymarket


University of Idaho Extension, Latah County

200 S. Almon Street, Suite 201

Moscow, ID 83843


Phone: 208-883-2267

Fax: 208-882-8505




Dennis DeHart, Robbie McClaran, Palouse Prairie Charter School Canoe Project, Nimiipuu traditional fishing tools

June 3 – September 10, 2022

Exhibition Reception: June 3, 5 – 7 pm

Canoe Project Reception: June 9, 5 – 7 pm

Rivers have sculpted the landscapes and imaginations of the people living in the Northwest. Rivers connect the life, livelihood, and spiritual basis for millions. This exhibit honors and questions the evolving relationship to our rivers from multiple perspectives.


Bead your Cowboy hat at The Dahmen Barn

Bead your Cowboy hat

Cost: $125.00
Date: June 8, this is a four part class see all dates below
Register By: June 3
Project- Bead Your Cowboy Hat Learn how to do “Looming Without a Loom” and wrap stitch instructed by Medicine Prayer Woman (Deborah Clairmont-Ross) Artist and Author.

all Class times are 1:00pm to 3:00pm , except June 22nd  12:30 to 3:30 pm

June 8th:2-hour session will be how to design a pattern for beadwork on the brim of your hat and learn how to implement your design using the wrap stitch method.

June 22nd: follow-up 2-hour session on completion of brim and starting design for hat band if brim is completed.

July 13th:2-hour session making design for hat band and starting hat band using ‘looming without a loom’ technique.

July 27th: 2-hour class will be finishing hat ban looming without a loom and attaching to hat.

Materials to be supplied by students: Hat: Bring your Cowboy Hat with sewn brim: Stetson/Pendleton 100% Wool or Felt

Beads: glass -11/0 Toho Japanese Seed Beads in tubes or Czech size 11/0 seed beads on hanks (beads need to be uniform in size and shape) Make sure to buy enough to do project- matching beads is like matching yarn- difficult. If hanks- buy one hank each color to be used, tubes- depending on if small tube or large tube. 1 hank equals a large tube of beads. To be safe buy extra.

Beading Needles: John James size 12 sharps
Thread- Size O or A or D Nymo (bobbin or spool) recommend spool any color*

Scissors, Bic Lighter, small needle-nose pliers

On-line Suppliers:Shipwreck Beads, Beadaholique, The Wandering Bull, Crazy Crow, Fire Mountain Gems, Lima Beads .Local Suppliers:Warpath One Stop, Plummer, ID / Moccasin Flats Trading Post, 302 S Main St, Moscow, ID / Marsh’s Trading Post, Lewiston, ID

Local Hat Suppliers: North 40

Artist’s Statement: Medicine Prayer Woman (Deborah Clairmont-Ross) learned how to bead when she was 8 years old and has been doing Native American beading for 57 years. As an author, artist, she has worked with different mediums and has made beaded jewelry, barrettes. Necklaces, beaded clothing, beaded leather, dance outfits, and many other pieces of work. She has easily taught 100’s of students along her journey. Her goal is to share her knowledge of traditional Native American beading techniques before it is lost.

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NEW & Current Exhibition @ THIRD STREET GALLERY

Restoration at the Third Street Gallery is an invitational exhibition featuring works by 13 regional artists. In this space, repairs are not just shown but revered. It is where artworks renew lost connections and prove the power of gentle reconciliation. In this exhibition, artists share their strategies for nourishing regeneration and restoring natural order.

Exhibition: April 21, 2022 –  July 8, 2022
Reception: April 21, 2022 – 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F (excluding federal holidays)


Closing Day of “Basket Illusion Art”

Some of them look like woven baskets, others like terra cotta pots, but they’re neither. Louis Toweill’s basket illusion art pieces are wood-turned bowls that have been cleverly designed and painted to look like something else, and they are something else indeed. Visit the gallery to see the selection of innovative work by this Yakima, Wash., artist, on display through May 23.


  • Wenaha Gallery

    219 E. Main St., DaytonThe Blues


    2 events

Spring Hot Rod Gathering (15th annual) June 4th!

Inviting Pre-1965 hot rods, kustoms, and choppers to our annual show in downtown Palouse, WA. Come show off what you’ve been building and/or be inspired by others’ projects. Please drive what you bring – leave trailer queens at home.

June 4th, 2022 ~ 11am-6pm Downtown Palouse
Pre ’65 Only Hot Rods, Kustoms, Choppers | $10 Entry ~Free to the public
Info: Knuckle Skrape’Rs; 208-301-0018


Moscow Artwalk Thurs. May 19th!

Moscow Artwalk is one of many events that foster the region’s cultural ecosystem. Since its beginning in 2004, the event has become a highlight of the Palouse by celebrating the wealth of artistic practice in the region. The 2021-2022 Moscow Artwalk season includes visual, literary, performance, and culinary arts offerings at business and non-profit locations throughout the community on the 3rd Thursday of each month from October – May. The season finale on June 16, 2022 features artist and host location offerings along with music, food, and performance art on Main Street.



Nez Perce/Latah Counties Women’s Business Network

This upcoming Women’s Business Network event is going to be a great one!

There is no cost to attend, but an rsvp would be greatly appreciated by our host, Furry Tale Farms.  There’s just no place like Furry Tale Farm to pamper your mind, body, and soul.  Come learn what these women are doing to showcase their businesses.

For any of you that would like to carpool to the event from Kendrick, we will be meeting in front of Furry Tale Mercantile on Main Street at 12:15 pm.  The event is from 1-3 pm so we will be returning to Kendrick at 3:00 pm.  If you would like to follow us in your own car that’s fine too.

Dress is casual and hopefully, we will have a nice sunny spring day.

The guest speaker is Julie Myrick Glenn, owner of the House of JuJu franchise, now in Orofino, ID and Clovis, CA, Morro Bay, CA, and soon to be Visalia, CA. She will be speaking to us about how to survive as an entrepreneur in today’s economic climate.

Moscow Tree Commission Launches New Heritage Tree Program


May 10, 2022 (Moscow, Idaho) — Do you have a Heritage Tree? Have you seen a Heritage Tree around town or in your neighborhood? The Moscow Tree Commission has recently launched a new Heritage Tree Program.

What is a Heritage Tree? A Heritage Tree is one that is notable for its large size, age, health or form, or is uncommon in Moscow. It may also be a tree with an interesting story or connection to Moscow’s history.

To be eligible, trees must be sufficiently visible from the public right of way. For inclusion in the Moscow Heritage Tree Program, please submit a Moscow Heritage Tree Program Nomination Form along with the  Moscow Heritage Tree Program Property Owner Agreement Form to the City of Moscow Community Forestry Administrator at tree@ci.moscow.id.us or mail to City of Moscow, Attn: Community Forestry Administrator, PO Box 9203 Moscow, ID 83843. Both forms and additional information can be found at: http://bit.ly/3EJBegy

If approved, the Heritage Tree will be featured in the Moscow Heritage Tree Program Guide and include a map of the tree location, a photograph of the tree, and a description describing why it is a Moscow Heritage Tree. The tree will be listed in an online version of the Moscow Heritage Tree Program Guide.

For questions about the Moscow Heritage Tree Program, please contact David Schott, Parks and Facilities Manager, with the City of Moscow at dschott@ci.moscow.id.us or (208) 883-7098.

Spirit of the Waters Totem Journey

May 16
8:30AM-2:30PM | Hell’s Gate State Park

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The May 2022 Snake River to Salish Sea Spirit of the Waters Totem Pole Journey is the latest of a dozen journeys we have made over the past 20 years to educate and advocate. This journey builds upon, strengthens and reaffirms the growing indigenous-led environmental movement across the Pacific Northwest that beginning with a successful campaign to oppose proposed fossil fuels projects.


The journey includes public events in metropolitan areas and tribal communities. At each stop, art and culture will spark understanding of our natural heritage. In-person events will include ceremonial moments steeped in ancestral knowledge to present the challenges the region faces—and avenues for cross-cultural collaboration and engagement on solutions.


For more information: https://www.spiritofthewaters.org/schedule


Idaho Native Plant Society White Pine Chapter Annual Spring Native Plant Sale

May 13-15, 2022 (Open to all)

Online Sale
Pick-up at PCEI greenhouse*


*you will receive an email notification acknowledging your order and when your order is ready for pickup.



Libey Gallery’s Exhibit of Colfax artists Naomi Taylor & Jerry Jones

DATE: May 9, 2022

FROM: Nichole Kopp, Whitman County Library, STEAM Librarian, 397-4366

Libey Gallery Exhibits by photographer, Naomi Taylor and artist, Jerry Jones

PHOTOS: Rose by Naomi Taylor, Cattle Grazier by Jerry Jones

The Libey Gallery invites the community during the month of May to visit two new exhibits by Colfax photographer, Naomi Taylor and former Colfax resident, Jerry Jones.

Naomi Taylor of “Gypsy Heart Photography” found inspiration and theme for this exhibit from life, family, and love of the Pacific Northwest.  Growing up she traveled the Pacific Northwest with her mom showing dogs.  Her mom taught her to see the beauty in little things and not rush.  Naomi’s mom loved her photography and after she died unexpectedly, Naomi felt that through her photography was a way to keep her mom’s memory alive as well as share the beauty with others.

Former long-time Colfax resident and 55-year staff member of the Whitman County Gazette, Jerry Jones, shares paintings inspired by his travel to Australia.   He was a member of the group study exchange from Rotary District 508 to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia in 1975. The photos taken during the tour were published by the Gazette in a booklet entitled, “Friends Down Under” and for the next 47 years he continued to add paintings of the people in the photos to his collection adding 5 new painting within the last 2 years.  Through the paintings he hopes to provide an everyday look at people he met on the tour.

The Libey Gallery is located in The Bettie Steiger Center adjacent to Colfax Library.  The gallery open hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm.


PALOUSE PLEIN AIR: September 5 – 15, 2022

Palouse Plein Air is an annual painting event that takes place every September, with experiences including painting workshops and a juried exhibition at the Third Street Gallery inside Moscow City Hall.

Historic Moscow, Idaho and the beautiful Palouse are the perfect destination for plein air artists, and the annual Palouse Plein Air painting event connects artists with the region’s landscape and arts culture.  French for “open air,” the phrase “plein air” (pronounced plen-air) describes the act of painting outdoors. The outdoor experience on the Palouse is particularly rich, as its rolling hills, rivers, mountains, fields, farms, and homes tell the long history of the landscape.

Guided by the vision of the Moscow Arts Commission and University of Idaho art professor Aaron Cordell Johnson, Palouse Plein Air began in 2010, and the event continues to grow. A collaboration of community partners makes this growth possible; the City of Moscow Arts Department and the University of Idaho College of Art + Architecture work together to make a great event for artists and art lovers alike.

April 29 – September 1

Registration will be available online via Submittable. No emailed or paper registrations will be accepted. The registration form is available below, or by clicking this link: https://moscowarts.submittable.com/submit

For more information click here.


Palouse-Clearwater Environmental Institute Sustainability Series: Fri. April 29th

Sustainability Series #2 — Eating for the Environment: Local, Sustainable, & Seasonal

Friday, April 29 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Take a deep dive into foods and farming on the Palouse with PCEI and the UI Sustainability Center. Learn about seasonal grocery shopping, sustainable eating, food security, hot water canning, container gardening, and more from guest presenters and community members. Enjoy locally-sourced grub from Battleground Food Truck, and regional brews from Moscow Alehouse. Attendees will be entered for a raffle prize donated by the Moscow Food Co-op. We can’t wait to kick off spring with you at this educational and social event!

Register HERE!

1040 Rodeo Drive
Moscow, Idaho 83843

Moscow Renaissance Fair April 30th and May 1st


The annual Moscow Renaissance Fair will be held Saturday & Sunday among the trees at East City Park in Moscow, Idaho. Festivities will span both days from 10:00 a.m. until dusk with music going into the night. We are gearing up for another outstanding year of great entertainment, exquisite food, and unique hand-crafted arts and crafts. We are excited to once again bring such a jewel of an event to our community. Admission is FREE to the public.

The Moscow Renaissance Fair is a non-profit grassroots organization. Proceeds go toward supporting, developing, and advertising the Fair. We concentrate our energies on publicity, planning for events and securing the highest quality arts and entertainment. We are self-supporting and accept no corporate sponsorships.

The Fair is held outside under the trees at East City Park the weekend of the first Sunday in May. Craft booths will be open Saturday from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., rain or shine; main stage entertainment goes from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. The Fair features about 100 crafts booths and 15 non-commercial food booths, profits from which go to the betterment of the community.

The Moscow Renaissance Fair Peter Basoa Main Stage is a scheduled outdoor stage, featuring various performances, mostly musical. The 24′ x 24′ stage has a back wall and shed style roof. Fair performances vary in length but are generally 30 – 90 minutes long. (from the site http://www.moscowrenfair.org/music_application.html)

Artist Shelly Gilmore’s exhibit “Fabricated Imagination”

Date: April 3 – 24
April 2- 24

“Fabricated Imagination” art by Moscow Idaho Artist Shelly Gilmore at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. The Exhibit continues until April 24.

Gilmore’s creations of reclaimed discarded automotive, farm, and industrial treasures will delight the audience. Gilmore creates functional items like lamps made from pistons, alternators, sewing machines, and more. Her mythical outdoor art is delightful from small pieces to larger-than-life-size creatures.

“Projects pop into my mind when I stumble upon parts and pieces, and the dreams don’t stop until I cut, weld, braze, and shape the scraps into treasures”

-Shelly Gilmore

You may have seen some of her public installations at the Neil Library in Pullman, Moscow Library, and the 1912 center in Moscow. She has been featured on Northwest Public Broadcasting from Welder to Artist.

Spring Art Exhibits at the Libey Gallery

Spring Art Exhibits at the Libey Gallery

The Libey Gallery invites the community during the month of April to visit two new exhibits by Colfax artist Lynnea Vantrease and Kennewick photographer Nancy Richter.

Lynnea Vantrease, a self-taught painter enjoys painting the outdoors from florals to landscapes using mainly oils and acrylics. She hopes that through her work one feels inspired to slow down and enjoy simple beauty. The inspiration and theme for her current exhibit, “Walk with Me” is the chance for her to share how she sees the world.

“Perfectly Palouse” photography exhibit by Nancy Ritcher was inspired by the beauty of the Palouse. Since Nancy was 12 years old, she always had a camera to record people and places, flowers and weathered paint, animals and events. It is her love of clouds that inspired her to start wandering the back roads of the Northwest looking for land to match the clouds.

The Libey Gallery is located in The Bettie Steiger Center adjacent to Colfax Library. The gallery open hours are Monday-Friday 10:00 am to 6 pm and Saturday 1:00-5:00 pm.

Be a part of keeping the Palouse clean for Earth Day!

Calling all community residents! Join PCD in celebrating Earth Day at the PCD Stream Clean-Up on Saturday, April 23rd from 9:00 am to 11:00 am. Enjoy a morning walking along Pullman’s streams with your neighbors, removing litter and recyclables from local waterways in an effort to keep Pullman green and clean.

This event will take place rain or shine, so dress appropriately. Closed-toe shoes, sun protection, rain gear, and water are recommended.

Registration will be limited to 30 participants. Once filled, those interested will be added to a waitlist. Additional information on the meeting location will be emailed out to event participants at a later date. REGISTER HERE


Moscow’s Farmers Market Poster Selected

The selected artwork for the 2022 Moscow Farmers Market poster was designed by Julene Ewert!

A limited number of signed copies of the finalized Market poster will be available while supplies last.

The opening day of the Moscow Farmers Market is May 7th and continues every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Moscow on Main Street and Friendship Square.

For additional information regarding the Moscow Farmers Market poster, please visit the following:


My Artrepreneur Program Registration Open

To help artists build a sustainable life in the arts, City of Moscow in partnership with the Idaho Commission on the Arts offers My Artrepreneur Program™, an art-centered business development program taught by working artists. The program is offered in one location each year, rotated around the state. Artists are invited to register for the 2022 course, which will be held in Moscow, in partnership with the Moscow Arts Commission. Artists will attend four workshops and pair with a mentor artist to develop their art as they build a kit of 35 essential tools for an art-centered business.

Workshop 1 – March 12 & 13

Workshop 2 – May 14 & 15

Workshop 3 – July 9 & 10

Workshop 4 – September 10 & 11

Saturday sessions are 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., Sundays are 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. All classes will be held at Moscow City Hall in the Council Chambers, 206 E. Third Street, Moscow ID. More information about the program experience and registration is available at: https://arts.idaho.gov/map/.



Don’t miss the latest group show at Third Street Gallery Un-Fancy which closes on April 8th. Check out the wonderful work by an eclectic group of artists! Maybe you’ll even fall in love with a piece to purchase. Moscow’s Third Street Gallery is a great supporter of local and nonlocal artists and has been active since September 1997.

“Un-fancy is an exhibition dedicated to nice, simple, ordinary things. This show is about the humble beauty of plain-spoken objects and situations. Inclusive of 26 visual and literary artists residing in the Palouse region, Un-fancy features mundane or utilitarian media, subject matter, and content. As an offering to the viewer to contemplate commonplace objects and situations, Un-fancy is a space to reconsider the familiar.”

Exhibition: January 20, 2022 –  April 8, 2022
Reception: January 20, 2022 – 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., M-F


Moscow has a new Poet Laureate

The City of Moscow and Moscow Arts Commission has selected its 2021 -2024 Poet Laureate.  Stacy Boe Miller has been a resident of Moscow for over ten years. She holds an MFA from the University of Idaho. She has both nonfiction and poetry published in several journals, and she teaches poetry workshops annually in several, local schools. She serves on the board of High Desert Journal.  She begins her term on Oct 1, 2021.

To learn more about the next Moscow Poet Laureate and to view her work, visit stacyboemiller.com.


City Nature Challenge: Palouse Region is coming up

City Nature Challenge: Palouse Region

(From the Palouscd.org site)

The City Nature Challenge (CNC) is a bio-blitz competition that brings together cities from all over the world to observe wildlife and log those observations on the iNaturalist app. Observations of wild flora and fauna help scientists understand species distributions and further local and global biodiversity goals.

The dates for the 2022 competition are April 29th – May 2nd. Any observations recorded through iNaturalist in Whitman or Latah Counties during this time will count toward the Palouse Region CNC.

You do not need to be an expert to participate in the CNC! All you need is an interest in local wildlife, access to wild (not captive or cultivated) organisms, and an iNaturalist account.

For more information, visit the City Nature Challenge FAQs page. (https://citynaturechallenge.org/)

Join them for the 2022 City Nature Challenge in the Palouse Region of Washington and Idaho! Help them document the incredible biodiversity of the Palouse by making observations of any wild organisms in Latah or Whitman Counties from April 29 – May 2, 2022.



Last week to check out the Bird Brained exhibit at The Dahmen Barn

Bird Brained

Mourning Dove by Susan Segoto

Date: March 6 – March 27

“A fun lighthearted exhibit features fun bird-themed art in a variety of mediums. In these crazy times and coming out of a pandemic when the world feels like it is in a disarray this exhibit will surely make you chuckle. Just a few of the examples of works on display are bird whistles created from ceramic, birds created from paper and fine oil paintings of eagles.” (https://www.artisanbarn.org/events-classes.php#content_right)

Palouse Women Artist Mission Statement:
Providing women in the arts with a strong, enduring support system as they pursue the arts personally and professionally. Creating opportunities for women in the arts community. Organizing solidifying power and strength in numbers for women in the arts. Sharing energies and passions with our fellow women in the arts. Continuing education through incorporation of outside artists ideas and techniques, as well as contributing and sharing ideas and techniques within the group. Motivating women everywhere to pursue artistic endeavors with integrity. Fostering an environment of openness, and willingness to accept diversity and individual expression. Supplying a resource/model for our community to examine contemporary women artist’s and their issues. Giving a voice for the impact of feminism on art and the art community.


Palouse Plein Air exhibition at Moscow Contemporary

Join the City of Moscow, Moscow Contemporary, the Prichard Art Gallery and the University of Idaho College of Art + Architecture at an opening reception and awards ceremony showcasing artwork created during the annual Palouse Plein Air painting competition, Fri., Sept. 17 from 5-7 p.m.

The reception and exhibition at Moscow Contemporary, located at 414 S. Main St., will celebrate the act of painting outdoors and the landscape of the Palouse. Artists will be busy painting on-site at various locations throughout Latah, Nez Perce, Whitman and Benewah counties from Sept. 9-16 (there is still time to register as a participating artist)

“Palouse Plein Air brings local and regional artists together to make great work about our area.” Aaron Johnson, University of Idaho College of Art + Architecture assistant professor, said. “We get to see what inspires individual artists about the place where we live.”

The 2021 Palouse Plein Air painting competition will be juried by Jared Shear. Shear received a degree in Animation from the Art Institute of Seattle in 1997 and has exhibited in various gallery and museum shows throughout the northwest.

The exhibition will remain open to the public Sept. 17-Oct. 17. For gallery hours, contact Moscow Contemporary.

“If you don’t paint the Palouse you can still come to the show and see what was created in one week,” Johnson said.


There is always something happening at Lindsay Creek Vineyards!

August 6th: Live music with Daniel Mark Faller
August 7th: Live music with Nicolas Vigil
August 12th: Outdoor Games Night, 6 to 9pm
August 13th: Kelly Woelf Fellowship, 6 to 9pm
August 14th: Live Music with Fatt Jazz
August 19th: BINGO! Doors open at 6, Games start at 7.
August 20th: Live Music with Upside Rudy
August 21: Live Music with Paradox
August 26th: Corks for a Cause supporting Lewis Clark Christian School
August 27th: Kelly Woelf Fellowship
August 28th: Outdoor Concert Series featuring The Katz Band

16th Annual Floriade in Palouse

The Bank Left Gallery, Bistro & Bakery and Downtown businesses  present the 16th annual Floriade – interpretation of art through flowers & nature.
June 19 from 10-3
Come and walk throughout downtown Palouse and enjoy nature inspired gifts, local art, farm to table food, and gardens. Or take a stroll and pick up a picnic lunch basket or pastry at The Bank Left and eat by the parks or by the river.
The Floriade 2021 in Palouse will feature:
*Garden installations and plant sale at Open Eye
*Fabric art at Grammy G’s
*One of a kind whimsical designs at Swale
*Original Victorian Epergnes at Linda’s Whimseys
*Nature & floral installations at Bank Left Gallery
*Selene Santucci new oil paintings at Bank Left Gallery
*Floral artistry from Pullman Dissmore’s at Bank Left Gallery
*Photography and garden art by Louanne Deerkop at Bank Left Gallery
*Garden to table luncheon or picnic lunch basket at Bank Left Bistro Bakery
*Art Walk Palouse and more. . .

Congrats, Julene Ewert!

The City of Moscow and Farmers Market Commission just announced that Julene Ewert, a trail guide artist and one of 2dnw’s graphic designers, has been selected to create the visual design toolkit for the Moscow Farmers Market.  This special design project is intended to serve the brand identity of the Moscow Farmers Market. Ewert will work closely with Community Events Division staff to create a style guide and program graphics that are complementary to existing City of Moscow branding. The graphics and style guide will be used to create a comprehensive visual look for this historic community event.  Julene demonstrated the ability to create a design toolkit which will bridge the Moscow Farmers Market’s identity as a beloved past-time for both locals and visitors, while also recognizing its history as a leader in developing the region’s food system.  Congrats, Julene!  We love your work and can’t wait to see what you come up with!  Visit the Art By Julene trail guide listing and Julene’s website to see more of her spectacular work!


2021 Farmers Market Poster Selected

It’s official!  The work of Megan Biggs will be depicted on the 2021 Moscow Farmers Market season poster. A limited number of signed copies of the finalized poster will be available at the Moscow Farmers Market while supplies last. And remember, opening day of the Moscow Farmers Market is May 1 and continues every Saturday through October from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Moscow on Main Street and Friendship Square.  Congratulations, Megan!


April Poetry Relay

Mark your calendars for the upcoming April Poetry Relay, coming to a computer screen near you, April 15 at 7 p.m.
Join us for a digital evening of poetry, featuring original creations from area poets Ron McFarland, Ed Flathers, D’Wayne Hodgins, and current Moscow Poet Laureate Susan Hodgins. The event will be hosted by poet and University of Idaho professor, Michael McGriff. The evening will also feature music from the Palouse Jazz Project, a faculty sextet at the Lionel Hampton School of Music.
To reserve your free ticket, visit https://bit.ly/2021aprilpoetryrelay.
For more information about the participating poets, the April Poetry Relay, and the Moscow Poet Laureate program, visit: https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/217/Poet-Laureate.

Shuttered Venue Operations Grant

Are you a theatrical producer, talent representative, venue promoter or do you operate a live venue, live performing arts organization, movie house or cultural institution and have been impacted by COVID-19? Register for SBA’s webinar on Thursday, January 14, at 3 p.m. ET, for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to a $10 million grant under the program.

About this Event

Join this webinar for a preliminary overview of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant program included in the Economic Aid to Hard-Hit Small Businesses, Nonprofits, and Venues Act signed into law by President Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. Eligible organizations with a reduction in revenue due to the COVID-19 pandemic will have the opportunity to receive up to a $10 million grant under the program. In total, the Economic Aid Act allocates $15 billion for the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants. This webinar will provide introductory information about the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and other detail re: eligibility and applications.
This webinar will provide introductory information about the grants, who can apply, how potential organizations can prepare, and additional details re: eligibility and applications. 

This webinar is at Thursday, January 14, at 1 p.m MST. . You can register HERE. 

Promotion and Preservation: Best Practices in Rural Destination Management Webinar

Building community resilience through rural innovation entrepreneurship from Penn State Extension. Free webinar for anyone to view.



Watercolors by the Palouse Watercolor Socius at the Dahmen Barn

Nov 5 – Nov 29
11-5 Thursday thru Sunday

The Palouse Watercolor Socius Fall Show and Sale has something for everyone from large paintings to small paintings in a variety of styles, local landscapes, whimsical paintings that will make you chuckle, local landmarks and beautiful still life all in watercolor.

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn ~~~ 419 N. Park Way, Uniontown, WA 99179




Etsuko Ichikawa: Broken Poems of Fireflies at WSU Museum of Art, May 26, 2020 – March 19, 2021

Etsuko Ichikawa is a Tokyo-born, Seattle-based, multi-media artist. She worked with Dale Chihuly as a studio assistant for eight years and became independent in 2003. The exhibition Etsuko Ichikawa: Broken Poems of Fireflies begins within a video gallery featuring a trilogy of films created over the past five years. Equal parts performance documentation and cinematic experience, the videos reveal the dramatic potential of simple gestures made in extraordinary settings. Moving into a second gallery, visitors will encounter a room-sized installation with pulsating glass orbs. These firefly-like forms conjure the artist’s childhood memories, but also through their irradiation, connect us to nuclear histories both far and near.

May 26, 2020 – March 19, 2021 | Exhibition currently open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1-4 p.m


New art exhibit “The Vote: 100 Years” now showing at Libey Gallery, Colfax

“The Vote: 100 Years,” an acrylic collage exhibit by Colfax artist Nancy Rothwell, is now showing at the Libey Gallery at Colfax Library. In these new works, Rothwell reviews the influence of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote when it was ratified in 1920.

Rothwell’s show reflects on the social and political events of 100 years ago in the United States, and reminds us of the courage it took for women to stand up for their belief that all women should be given the right to vote.  In this exhibit, she uses visual symbols such as roadmaps and house keys to comment on the long, difficult struggle that women faced and the bravery they showed during years of agitation and protest.

Rothwell’s show runs through January 2021. Libey Gallery at Colfax Library is located at 102 S. Main Street. Hours are Mondays – Wednesdays 10-5, Thursdays – Fridays 10-6, and Saturdays 1-5.  For more information visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us or call 509-397-4366.

More of Rothwell’s work can be found on her website at www.nancyrothwell.com.


Moscow Farmers Market Ranked 15th in the Nation

The American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Celebration voting period closed on Sun. Sept. 20, 2020. Final standings were announced last week, recognizing leading markets based on the number and type of endorsements each received. More than 1,250 markets participated in the celebration. The results from this year’s celebration ranked the Moscow Farmers Market as the 11th best farmers market nationwide, third in the Pacific Region, and second in Idaho.

The Moscow Farmers Market has placed in the top 20 farmers markets nationwide since 2015, and this year marks its highest national ranking yet.

The City of Moscow thanks the many individuals that voted in this year’s American Farmland Trust Farmers Market Celebration. Mark your calendars for next year’s celebration which will open mid-June 2021.

The Moscow Farmers Market, and its contactless option, the Motor-In Moscow Farmers Market, will end the 2020 season on Oct. 31.

For regular updates about the Moscow Farmers Market and its vendors, find us on Facebook @MoscowFarmersMarket or visit www.ci.moscow.id.us/197/Farmers-Market.


Libey Gallery in downtown Colfax reopens to the public

Art enthusiasts can once enjoy the photography, painting and sculptural exhibits at Libey Gallery in downtown Colfax. Located in the Bettie Steiger Community Center, adjacent the Colfax Library, the gallery is now open to the public Monday-Wednesday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday and Friday 2-6 p.m. and Saturdays 1-5 p.m.


Entry to the Gallery is offered via the library front door at 102 S. Main Street.  Artists currently showing and selling their works in the gallery are Gabriella Ball, Vicki Broeckel, Ken Carper, Dan Codd, Bob Krikac, Sharon Lindsay, Tom Mohr, Molly Rice, Marla Robbins, Russ Robbins, Nancy Rothwell and Carrie Vielle.


Due to Coronavirus and related mandates, a number of safety measures are in place in the gallery. Guests are required to wear facemasks, browsing time is limited to 15 minutes when busy and social distancing is being enforced. A maximum of 10 people are allowed in the Gallery at any one time while classes, community programs and facility rental are not permitted at this time.


For more information about the reopening of Libey Gallery or Whitman County Libraries, call (509) 397-4366; visit the library’s website at www.whitco.lib.wa.us or like us on Facebook.




BlackBird Owner Karen Rohn Reveals Ruralite Coyote Story

Local artist Karen Rohn, who owns BlackBird at the Depot in Potlatch, Idaho, was interviewed by the Partnership for Economic Prosperity as part of its Latah 411 podcast. Watch this interview, and learn about the “Ruralite” coyote image, Karen’s art, and more. BlackBird at the Depot is a shop in Potlatch, Idaho that specializes in locally made products and vintage finds and is curated by Karen Rohn. Visit BlackBird to buy a gift or find that just right item to add to your collection, Karen is constantly changing it up, bringing in new ideas, so visit often!


Congrats Clearwater Canyon Cellars on Wine Award!

Clearwater Canyon Cellars in Lewiston, Idaho, is earning regional recognition for its wines. Its 2018 Phinny Hill Vineyard Carménère from Washington won the award for best red wine at the 2020 Cascadia International Wine Competition. The winery was also recognized as Wine Press Northwest’s 2020 Pacific Northwest Winery of the Year. Karl and Coco Umiker in Lewiston, Idaho, worked with Phinny Hill Vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills to produce the 2018 Carménère, which came very close to taking the best-of-show honors, as well.



Online Art Show at the Libey Gallery

While Libey Gallery in The Center at Colfax Library remains closed due to Coronavirus, the library has posted its first online art show. The show can be viewed on YouTube or click the small red You Tube button at the top of the Library’s website.

While this first show features a sampling of artwork and photography by various artists, future segments will showcase artists talking about their work, their influences, style and more. Artists showing in the gallery include Gabriella Ball, Vicki Broeckel, Dan Codd, Ken Carper, Bob Krikac, Sharon Lindsey, Tom Mohr, Marla Robbins, Russ Robbins, Nancy Rothwell, and Carrie Vielle.

Reopening of Whitman County Library and The Center are pending Safe Start guidelines from the Washington Governor’s Office. In the meantime, visit www.whitco.lib.wa.us or contact the Colfax Branch of Whitman County Library at 509-397-4366 for information and services.


Support St. Gertrude’s Creates

The Sisters of St. Gertrude’s are turning COVID-19 lemons into creative lemonade through their new St. Gertrude’s Creates Kickstarter campaign.
In normal times, the Monastery of St. Gertrude welcomes people for retreats, services, concerts, lectures, museum and Inn visits, and walks up their beautiful forested hill. The COVID-19 pandemic has put a stop to this, so the sisters are planning other ways to share their hospitality through creative expression.
Support their Kickstarter campaign to help them fill the Monastery’s income gap and the sisters will share a poem, a song, an artwork or crafted creation, an art class, and even a future visit to our monastery home.

Idaho Author’s WWII Historical Book Available on Audiobook

Traveling over the holidays? Here’s some entertaining and thought-provoking listening.

E.M. (Lizzie) Sloan’s captivating historical nonfiction book, When Songbirds Returned to Paris (Fawkes Press 2016), is now available as an audiobook on most audio platforms. This riveting WWII story is revealed as a conversation between Lizzie and Cecily Lefort, her relative and Special Operation Executives secret agent in France. The innovative exchange revives the life of a spy in animated narration by three professional actors: Kelly Quinnett, Gabi Plumm, and David Harlan.

Listen to a sneak preview of When Songbirds Returned to Paris

Follow E.M. Sloan on Facebook.

Get ready for Spring with a Seed Starting Class tomorrow night!

Seed Starting

6pm Tuesday, April 5


$5 registration fee

Registration link: https://seedstartingapril.eventbrite.com

Facebook event link: https://fb.me/e/2YGuEGZgN

Hands-on Seed Starting Class. We will bring seeds and soil, and some pots, coco coir as well as newspaper to make your own pots. You can try soil blockers too! Please bring a container to transport your starts. We will also provide seed starting and care instructions.

APRIL POETRY RELAY 2022 Thursday, April 28 at 6 p.m. w/ Stacy Boe Miller

Current City of Moscow Poet Laureate: Stacy Boe Miller

Woman sitting in front of a white painted house in a yellow sweater.

Stacy Boe Miller has been a resident of Moscow for over ten years. She holds an MFA from the University of Idaho. She has both nonfiction and poetry published in several journals, and she teaches poetry workshops annually in several, local schools. She serves on the board of High Desert Journal. You can find some of her work at www.stacyboemiller.com.

Moscow Poet Laureate, Stacy Boe Miller, leads the community in celebration of National Poetry Month with this event. Readings will be given by Boe Miller as well as Joely Fitch, CMarie Fuhrman, Cameron McGill, and Cameron McLeod Martin. Admission is open to all, free-of-charge, and attendees are also welcome to enjoy refreshments made by Goose House Bakery, Moscow Brewing Company, and Colter’s Creek Winery.

Now in its third year, The April Poetry Relay is an annual event that celebrates National Poetry Month, highlights the creative work of the Moscow Poet Laureate, and features readings by literary artists of the region.


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Art Under the Elms 2022

April 22-24, 2022

Lewis-Clark State College

Lewiston, Idaho

The 36th annual Art Under the Elms is a three-day art/artisan fair presented by Lewis-Clark State College’s Center for Arts & History, a nonprofit organization focused on engaging audiences through the arts and humanities. The event takes place on the main campus of Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho, which is part of the Lewis-Clark Valley. All proceeds from the event support the Center’s programming through exhibitions, public programs, and arts education initiatives. For more info check out their site https://www.lcsc.edu/cah/art-under-the-elms

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