Moscow Artwalk is ready to take over Main Street and surrounding businesses tonight from 4-8 p.m. In the season finale, 27 host businesses and 27 street vendors are ready to share local art of all kinds with the community.
Moscow Candy will have treats at the Third Street Gallery, 206 E. Third St., as well as an exhibition of photographs by Iain Crimmins and a wise garden demonstration by the Moscow City Environmental Services Coordinator.
The art presented can range from literature, visual, performance and cuisine. But Artwalk isn’t just on Main Street – there are stops at United Church of Moscow at 123 W. First St., Latah Realty at 128 E. Third St., and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church at 111 S. Jefferson St. .
Cake decorator Tammera Slaughter, 14, will be at Magenta and Co. to show off her cakes while another, 14, will display her handwoven goods with the other Main Street vendors between Third and Fourth street.
Megan Cherry, artistic program manager for the city of Moscow, said she was excited to return to a street fair after the pandemic. A new feature is Kidwalk, providing another way for kids of all ages to engage with art, Cherry said.
Kidwalk will have body glitter and temporary tattoos, Moscow City Poet Laureate poetry buttons and jumbo Jenga games. Kidwalk will be on Main Street between Fifth and Sixth Streets.
Live music will be provided by three artists on Main Street between Third and Fourth Streets. DJ Dave will start at 4 p.m., The Intentions at 5:30 p.m. and MATIA will end the evening from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Kidwalk will have music from DJ Joe and The Electric Light Show from 4-6 p.m. in front of the Kenworthy Performing Arts Center, 508 S. Main St. and from 6-7 p.m. there will be a performance by the artists of Common Tone.
Cups and wristbands are available for attendees 21 or older and can be picked up on Main Street or at a food vendor. During Artwalk, attendees can sample beer or wine from one of the Main Street Artwalk vendors. There will be an overnight open container law suspension for Artwalk on Main Street between Third and Sixth Streets, Cherry said.
Participants can pick up an Artwalk Passport at the City Information Desk at the corner of Main and Fourth Streets. At the table, attendees can find Artwalk posters, stickers, additional flyers, and passports.
Return passports by 7:45 p.m. today to the Moscow Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center at 411 S. Main St. to enter a raffle. Entrants do not need to be present to win, but all prizes must be collected by June 30.
The full list of vendors and locations is available online at ci.moscow.id.us/189/Artwalk and physical copies are located at 206 E. Third St., Moscow and the Artwalk information table .
WHERE: The main street of Moscow and various places in the city