Winter Market 2017

Two more market dates in the season:

Saturday, February 4th and
Saturday, March 4th

The 12th season of the Winter Market, brought to you by Heart of the Arts, Inc., is now underway. Original works, hand crafted items and locally produced perishables are being sold by more than thirty vendors at each Winter Market date. Lunch is also available for sale during each market. At the February market we will have Mariana's Tamales for lunch and at the March market you can enjoy the Bangladeshi food of MELA.

Individuals who wish to sell with us this market season should read over the conditions of participation and then fill out the registration form provided and ALSO send an email to the 1912 Center with photos of the items to be sold letting us know that you have registered. This is also a great way to get on our email list to get information about next season's registration process.

Please click the link below (or click on Winter Market in the side bar) to learn more and to register:

Winter Market Vendor Information

More questions about the Winter Market? Please contact Jenny Kostroff in the 1912 Center/HAI office at (208) 669-2249 or e-mail the 1912 Center at 1912Center@gmail.com and your question will be answered as soon as possible.

We look forward to seeing you at the markets!

"To eat or not to eat the apple?" by Sam Seward

Call to Artists

The 1912 Center's hallway gallery needs your talent

The community is encouraged to make art for the next community art show at the 1912 Center, "In Sickness and in Health" set to open the first Friday in February.

All ages are encouraged to create a piece on the theme and bring it to the 1912 Center on Monday, January 30th from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. The art should be titled, priced (or not for sale) and ready to hang. There is limited amount of display case room as well for a 3D piece. Please contact the office at (208) 669-2249 before making a piece that would require that space to be sure that there will be room.

The show titled "In Sickness and in Health" will feature work from members of our community. In the winter, when colds are more common, we need a reminder that there are two sides to the picture. We also challenge you to think beyond the obvious with this theme. Does this mean sticking with someone no matter what? Does making art help keep us healthy? This theme will be a fun one for the artist community to imagine and we will get a great show to enjoy in the hallway in February and March. So have at it!

One piece of art per artist may be submitted on Monday, January 30th to the office inside the Senior Center to be included in the show. Work may be available for sale and will need to stay at the 1912 Center through March. Feel free to contact the office at (208) 669-2249 with any questions about your submission.

Then put Friday, February 3rd on your calendar for the opening party from 5 to 7 p.m. We will enjoy the community art and select our favorites, keep sickness at bay with chicken noodle soup and OJ and Gritman Medical Center will be on hand to give us tips to stay healthy this winter. A family friendly event for the entire community to celebrate art. Hope to see you there!

UI Arboretum in the 1912 Center

More Artistic Opportunities

UI Arboretum Art Show
Next up in the hallway gallery

Heart of the Arts, Inc. and the Arboretum Associates are looking for residents of the Palouse to create new art work for the 1912 Center's April 2017 hallway gallery show “Four Seasons in the UI Arboretum.” This show will highlight the beauty and variety of flora and fauna at the University of Idaho's Arboretum throughout the varied seasons and will also showcase the artistic talents of our local community members in honor of the 40th anniversary of the Arboretum Associates.

Interested parties should create art in any media that reflects the theme "Four Seasons in the UI Arboretum" and make sure that the pieces are ready to display and have the ability to be hung on a wall. Artwork of all sizes will be accepted but only limited space is available for 3D pieces, so please check with the 1912 Center in advance for the size of those display areas.

Artwork will be accepted for entry on Monday, April 3, 2017, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the 1912 Center office (located on the East end of the building; inside the Senior Center). Work entered into the show may be available for sale and 10% of the proceeds will be donated to the Arboretum Associates for future work maintaining the University of Idaho Arboretum for the community.

The Arboretum Associates will hold an opening reception for the community at their annual meeting to be held in the 1912 Center Great Room the evening of April 12, 2017. The winners of the Arboretum Associates Community Awards will be used in future publications by the group. The show will be up at the 1912 Center through May 2017.

To learn more about the Arboretum Associates, click to visit their website or email Kris Roby, President of the Arboretum Association, at kristineroby@gmail.com.

Tax Aide Begins in February

Get free help with your taxes
On Wednesdays and Fridays

Volunteers with the AARP Foundation/Tax-Aide Program will be available to prepare tax returns free of charge beginning on Wednesday, February 1st on a first-come, first-served basis. Program hours are 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays through tax season. Tax help is usually located in the Great Room at the 1912 Center but is occasionally moved due to room conflicts to the Arts Workshop or Fiske Rooms. Help continues until Friday, April 14th.

No appointments are available so do expect some waiting. The AARP Tax-Aide volunteers prepare returns for low to middle income taxpayers of all ages with an emphasis on those who are 60 and older. The IRS and AARP sponsor this program. Please bring a copy of last year's tax return, all tax documents, driver's license and a social security card for yourself and all your dependents.

Need more information in advance? Please contact Randy Baukol at (208) 882-5406 or by email atrvbaukol@gmail.com.

The west end of the 1912 Center

What's Next?

The facility now has all the windows replaced and it looks beautiful thanks to our fantastic community donors' support! Windows may still be adopted for a $1,912 donation that may be made over time. Leave your own legacy at the 1912 Center with an engraved plaque on the window you choose and help the next construction project at the facility. We may look all renovated from the outside but there are 20,000 square feet of space to get restored upstairs in the building to create more gathering spaces for our community.

In 2017 the roof (at the end of its 15 year life span) will be replaced during a summer project and the monument sign on the corner of the property will finally be put in so that you will know that you are indeed at the 1912 Center! We are also in the process of raising $2 million in funds to be able to complete the second floor renavations that will include a small auditorium, a community living room, an historic classroom, bathrooms and more. Come check the space out on a tour during one of the Winter Markets or summer Plaza Concerts so you can see first hand what we are raising money to do.

Questions about the renovation project and what comes next? Please contact Jenny Kostroff in the 1912 Center office at (208) 669-2249 or e-mail the 1912 Center at 1912Center@gmail.com and she will happily share with you what is happening at the building. Thank you so much for your support and shared excitement for getting more space renovated inside the 1912 Center in the next three years!

In the meantime you can visit our Facebook page for weekly updates on happenings in the building and photo albums of past events in the spaces to help you plan your next reason to come to the 1912 Center.

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Heart of the Arts, Inc. (HAI) Enriching lives and creating community by operating and restoring the 1912 Center.


1912 Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
412 East Third Street * Moscow, ID 83843 * (208) 669-2249
Located between Adams & Van Buren
Just three blocks up from downtown on Third Street, across from Moscow High School

Please walk, bike, carpool or use the bus to come to the 1912 Center as parking is limited.
Also, be considerate of our neighbors and do not block their driveways.

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