Winter Market

Registration Now Open
Sign up online by September 30th

Come join Heart of the Arts, Inc. as a vendor for the 17th season of the Winter Market, hosted at the 1912 Center the first two Saturdays of November and December and the first Saturdays of February and March. Registration is now open and can be submitted online:

Winter Market Registration Information Page

Interested vendors should also email photos of their products to be juried at the time of registration. From these pictures we will create balanced markets that feature a variety of artisan products and perishables so the community has a great time shopping all over the building this season.

Interested vendors should register by September 30th to be juried and will be notified on October 4th as to which market dates they have been scheduled to participate in. Vendors who register after September 30th will be included in market dates as space allows. We hope you'll consider selling with us this year!

"Stunning Stag" by J. Ardern

True to Life Art

Paintings by Janice Ardern
Now in the hallway gallery

Hailing from Michigan, Janice Ardern moved to Moscow over five years ago to be with her daughter and her family. Janice is a self taught painter who has been painting for over 55 years. She is a member of the Palouse Women Artists and the Society of Decorative Painters.

Janice's inspiration for her subjects comes from the photos of interesting items and the areas that she has lived in both Traverse City, Michigan and in Moscow, Idaho. She paints with acrylics on many surfaces, including but not limited to, canvas, tiles, fan blades, trays and slate.

The public is invited to visit our hallway gallery any time the building is open (Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., later on weekends and with events) to see the work. An artist reception is scheduled for Saturday, October 16th from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. and the public is invited to attend and meet the artist. Janice's work is for sale and can be purchased in the management office at the 1912 Center. The show will be up in the hallway gallery through the end of October.

Lecompte Auditorium

Second Floor Now Open

Now renting new spaces upstairs!

The 1912 Center has cut the ribbon to the second floor of the facility and you are invited to tour the newest addition to the usable spaces available in the building any time to see what has been added. In addition to the Mark Ford Anderson staircase (west side of the building) and the Community staircase on the east side of the building, we now have a beautiful second floor hallway, four new bathrooms and two new spaces to rent: the Lecompte Auditorium and the Reception Gallery.

The Lecompte Auditorium, named for the first major donor to the 1912 Center renovation, Janet Lecompte, features elevator access to a small stage, a large drop-down screen, ceiling-mounted projector, cushioned seating for up to 100 guests, beautiful wood floors and indirect sunlight from north-facing windows. This room can be arranged with rectangle tables for classes or lectures, rows of chairs with an aisle for weddings, or with nothing in the room to teach a fitness class in the space. Coming this fall, we will be adding black-out shades to assist with presentations in the room.

Reception Gallery

On the south side of the second floor, across from the Lecompte Auditorium, is our new Reception Gallery. This room with a large entrance from the hallway through sliding pocket doors, features wood floors with south-facing windows, seating benches by the windows and a view of the tree tops. This room can be used for a group of 60 people for a seated dinner or more for a standing reception. Coming this fall, we will be adding a back bar with a small fridge and sink to help with events hosted in the space. It can be set up with rectangle or round tables and can also be used for karate or dance classes.

If you are interested in learning more about the two new rentable spaces on the second floor, please contact Jenny Kostroff in the office at (208) 669-2249 or by email at 1912Center@gmail.com. These rooms can be rented seperately or together for events and they can also be added to a Great Room rental (for example, as a wedding location before a reception in the Great Room). We are happy to show you around the new floor so feel free to come on by when the building is open. The side doors on the 1912 Center are only unlocked during events on the second floor so please enter on the southeast side of the building's first floor, by the 1912 Center bench, to find the office or to head upstairs via stairs or elevator.

Community Living Room In Progress

What's Next?

Community Living Room
and Green Dragon Game Room

Due to the fantastic community support over the past year, the facility is continuing to grow with the current renovation of two more classrooms on the east end of the second floor. We are in the process of renovating the Community Living Room and the Green Dragon Game Room for use beginning this fall. These smaller spaces are getting plaster repairs, lighting, heating and cooling, wood trim repairs and replacement, sinks and cabinets, wood floors refinished, new paint and furnishings. They should be available for the public to use by the end of September, 2021.

We are still fundraising to be able to complete the second floor and add an historic classroom and a library/meeting room to the west end. We hope to begin work on those rooms in January of 2022 with your help. YOU can be a part of this renovation work. Every dollar we raise goes directly to the construction project. Feel free to donate to help us to finish the renovations. We still have another floor to go (and it is a big and beautiful one)!

Click here to donate to the project!

Questions about the renovation project? 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 shared excitement as we get more space renovated inside the 1912 Center as soon as possible!

In the meantime, please visit our Facebook page or find us on Instagram under 1912 Center for updates on happenings in the building and photos of past events in the spaces to help you plan your next event at the 1912 Center. We appreciate your support!


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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