All concerts take place on Pall Plaza.

2015 Plaza Concert Series

Mondays through the summer

The eleventh season of free summer plaza concerts was kicked off on Monday, June 22nd with a fun and energetic performance by The Intentions. Thank you to everyone in the band and the community for coming out and helping us to start the season of concerts off right. We have three more family friendly concerts this season. Food from Grub the Wandering Kitchen will be available for sale at all the concerts for dinner and Heart of the Arts, Inc. will have beer and wine for sale as well. Pall Plaza opens at 6 p.m. with the music beginning at 6:30 p.m. Music plays until 8 p.m.

July 27 - Snake River Six
The oldest jazz band west of the Mississippi, the Snake River Six will be performing New Orleans jazz stylings at this concert. They began as the Ewartsville Grange Hall Band, well before any of the present members were born. Led for over fifty years by retired Whitman County Superior Court Judge Wally Friel, the band is now headed by 12-year veteran Jeanne McHale on piano and vocals. Rounding out the Six, “Jazzman Joe” Evans on trumpet, Don Peters on clarinet, Dave Bezdicek on bass, and Dan Smith on drums. They will serve up a New Orleans-flavored music gumbo of Dixieland styles and sounds.

August 10 - Community Band of the Palouse
This 40-plus-member concert band from Moscow, Pullman and the environs, directed by Denise Snider, draws professional musicians, students and gifted amateurs from the Palouse region. They will perform a variety of big band numbers for us to enjoy this evening.

August 24 - Border Highlanders Pipers, Drummers and Dancers
Since 1974, the pipes, drums, and dancers of the Border Highlanders have provided Moscow, Pullman, and surrounding areas with Scottish Highland piping, drumming, and dancing. They provide music for parades, weddings, funerals, and special events throughout the year, and each year in January the band hosts Moscow’s Robert Burns Dinner. The Pall Plaza will be a wonderful place to hear the pipes and drums in full volume.

We hope to see you on Pall Plaza one evening this summer!

Idaho Gives Thank You

The 1912 Center came in fourth place!

Idaho Gives is a single day of online giving in the state of Idaho. This year it took place on Thursday, May 7th. This was the third year that Heart of the Arts, Inc., managers of the 1912 Center, participated in the giving day. The goal for HAI was to get the most donors in a 24 hour period to win needed prize money for renovations at the 1912 Center. Our friends and supporters from near and far rose to the challenge and 152 people made a donation. We came in fourth place in the medium size nonprofit category. That won us $750 for the 1912 Center!

But that is not where the prize money stopped. Two of our fantastic donors were drawn from the hat to win golden tickets totaling $1,500 additional cash for the 1912 Center! We hope they know how grateful we are for their contributions that lead to such fun luck for us! Thank you so much for supporting the 1912 Center everyone. Adding the donations to the prize money we came away from May 7th making over $7,000! A big success! Many thanks to the donors to Idaho Gives for helping create such a fantastic pool of prize money for our state's nonprofits. It was a win-win day for all.

HAI will be participating in this day of giving again next year so mark your calendars now for Thursday, May 5, 2016 to be a part of the fun. And if you would like join our email list to be informed of these great ways to help the 1912 Center, please contact Jenny Kostroff in the management office at (208) 669-2249 or by email at 1912center@gmail.com. Thank you!

"What Is Next?" by Ryne Christen

ArtWalk 2015

In the hallway gallery through August

Featuring Ryne Christen

The hallway gallery at the 1912 Center is currently hosting Artwalk 2015. Our artist this year is Ryne Christen and his show includes prints and drawings. This show will be up until the end of August for the community to enjoy.

In addition to the artwork, Heart of the Arts, Inc. has also set up a letter writing station in the 1912 Center. This desk with beautiful stationery, nice pens and a handy dictionary is a great place to write that letter that you have been meaning to write to an important person in your life. All the envelopes have "There is Nothing Like a Good Old Fashioned Letter" on the back flap and HAI will put the stamp on your letter and get it sent out. We hope this will encourage our community to reach out to loved ones this summer. Come by and see the show and write a letter while you are here.

"Carl" by Thad Froio

Still Looking For Carl

We are heartbroken to report that Carl, who is pictured here, was stolen from the walls of the hallway art gallery at the 1912 Center during our last art show "Etcetera..." and is still missing. We continue to need your help to find him and get him back to the 1912 Center and ultimately the artist, Thad Froio. This piece was not for sale by the artist and the theft on April 23rd has created quite a stir in the community.

Carl is a chalk and charcoal drawing done on a cardboard box. He would be easily hidden because simply by folding the work in half it would look like an ordinary flattened cardboard box.

We want the work of our artists to be treated with respect. If you know any thing about this theft, please let the Moscow Police Dpeartment know or contact the 1912 Center office at (208) 669-2249. We appreciate the help finding Carl.

Idaho Heritage Trust Thanks

In January 2015, we received grant funds from Idaho Heritage Trust for the work that we have done on the west end balustrade. This repair put the pieces of terracotta railing back in place above the entry door on that side. Pioneer Waterproofing did a wonderful job and the balustrade looks as it did in 1912 when it was first installed.

Visit their website at www.idahoheritage.org to see what other great work the trust is doing around the state. You can also look at the page they have set up for the 1912 Center here. Please join us in thanking the grants committee with Idaho Heritage Trust for this wonderful support for our work in restoring the 1912 Center for the community. It is greatly appreciated.

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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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