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Arts & Entertainment

We have performing arts theaters in historic venues. We have dozens of museums and galleries filled with original ideas. We have one of the most-beloved jazz festivals in the nation. It’s part and parcel for a city that attracts people who naturally think outside the box.


1912 Center

The 1912 Center has a room capacity of 120. Located at 412 East 3rd Street, the former Moscow High School, built in 1912, is a three-story, 30,000 square foot building located on the edge of an historic residential neighborhood, three blocks from the City’s commercial core. This landmark is the home of Moscow’s first multi-generational, multipurpose community center.

Appaloosa Horse Museum

The Appaloosa Museum is located in the heart of Palouse Country – considered the home of the Appaloosa breed. The museum is a non-profit organization established in 1975 to collect, preserve, study, and exhibit objects and information that illustrate the history of the Appaloosa horse. Visit www.appaloosamuseum.org or call (208) 882- 5578 for more information.

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn, Uniontown

Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is a non-profit organization that cultivates creativity on the Palouse by providing studio space for working artists, a venue for local performing and exhibiting artists, and creative experiences for children and adults. The state-of-the-art facility has been transformed from a former dairy barn. Attractions include a gift shop featuring art, fine crafts and products from the Palouse. Artisans at work in their studio spaces will share their creative process with visitors. Visit  www.artisanbarn.org or call (509) 229-3414 for more information.

Charles R. Conner Museum, WSU

Charles R. Conner Museum is one of the most popular of the several museums housed on the campus of Washington State University in Pullman. Conner Museum’s public exhibit has the largest display of taxidermy mounts of birds and mammals in the Pacific Northwest. WSU Campus, Pullman, 509-335-3515. Open 7 days/week 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Hartung Theater

This 417-seat theater is home for the University of Idaho Theatre Department’s productions. The department is vibrant, diverse and committed to providing the Northwest’s most affordable and competitive undergraduate and graduate training in acting, directing, dramatic writing, design and technology.  They are also a proud affiliate of the renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival. For schedule and ticket information, call (208) 885-6111 or visit  http://www.uidaho.edu/class/theatre.

Kenworthy Performing Arts Center

This historic building located in downtown Moscow, offers high quality entertainment including live theatre, films, concerts, lectures and other performing arts.

Join the Kenworthy for everyone’s favorite summer tradition! The Saturday Market Cartoons are every Saturday, June through September from 9AM to noon.

Visit http://www.kenworthy.org or call (208) 882-4127 for more information.

Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Since the 1960s, the University of Idaho Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival is one of the largest and oldest educational jazz festivals in the world. With over 400 student performances, a dozen world-class jazz artists and nearly 100 workshops, clinics and special exhibits, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival honors the music, dance and history of jazz music and one of its most honored artists, Lionel Hampton. February 28-29. 2020

McConnell Mansion

The two-story house is a blend of Victorian, Queen Anne, and Eastlake styles. The rooms on the first floor have been restored to historic periods reflecting the house’s history, from turn-of-the-century parlors to the 1930s kitchen. A friendly volunteer will give you a tour of the rooms and information about the house, Moscow, and Latah County. Upstairs are two exhibit areas which offer well-researched and interpreted perspectives on people, places, and events of Latah County.   Visit http://www.latahcountyhistoricalsociety.org/#!about-us/cxwc or call (208) 882-1004 for more information.

Moscow Contemporary

The University of Idaho art center is located in downtown Moscow and serves the public with a year round rotating exhibition schedule. The gallery has included works by internationally famous artists as well as Northwest and regional artists. It is free and open to the public. Visit  http://www.uidaho.edu/caa/galleries-centers-and-labs/prichard or call (208) 885-6111 for more information.

Rendezvous in the Park

Rendezvous in the Park is a three-day music and arts festival taking place in Moscow’s East City Park. This family friendly outdoor event is on July 19-20, 2024!

The line this year is awesome. Check it out below!

Friday, July 19, 2024 – Gates open at 4:30 PM , Show starts at 5 PM 

Diggin’ Dirt, Josh Ritter, Yellow Dog Flats.

Saturday, July 20, 2024 – Gates open at 4:30 PM, Show starts at 5 PM

Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, Muzzie Braun & Friends, Hurricane Surfers, and Delta G Band.

Third Street Gallery

The Third Street Gallery is located on the second and third floors of Moscow’s beautifully renovated and historic City Hall. The gallery exhibits the works of local and regional artists for the enjoyment of residents and visitors to the community. Moscow City Hall is located at 206 East Third Street. Visit  https://www.ci.moscow.id.us/arts/Pages/gallery.aspx or call (208) 883-7036 for more information.

Washington State University Museum of Art

The WSU Museum of Art is the largest fine arts facility in the Northwest and operates a program of exhibits changing throughout the year. It is located in the Fine Arts Center on the WSU campus and offers traditional and contemporary art forms from various mediums. Visit  museum.wsu.edu/ or call (509) 335-1910 for more information.