The Odd Couple

Special Staged Reading
Sunday, June 10th at 2 p.m.

Heart of the Arts, Inc. (managers of the 1912 Center) and Moscow Art Theatre (Too) invite you to come see the second floor of the 1912 Center to enjoy a special staged reading of Neil Simon's classic, The Odd Couple on Sunday, June 10th at 2 p.m. This fundraiser reading will be performed on the second floor stage and features the talents of both local and out of state performers. Tickets are available by making a donation of $25 per ticket using the pay pal link below (please put "Odd Couple Tickets" in the memo line) or by calling or texting the 1912 Center office at (208) 669-2249. Tickets will be available for pick up at will call on Sunday beginning at 1 p.m.

This cast features the talents of Michael Kostroff as Oscar, David Harlan as Felix, Chris Damiano as Murray, Tami Tappan Damiano as Roy, Daniel Haley as Speed, David Lee-Painter as Vinnie, Misty Blyleven as Cecily Pigeon, and Maggie Tappana as Gwendolyn Pigeon. The Odd Couple is the story of Felix Ungar, a neurotic, neat freak news writer who was thrown out by his wife, and moves in with his friend Oscar Madison, a slovenly sportswriter. Despite Oscar's problems (careless spending, excessive gambling, a poorly kept house filled with spoiled food) he seems to enjoy life. Felix, however, seems utterly incapable of enjoying anything and only finds purpose in pointing out other people's mistakes and foibles. Even when he tries to do so in a gentle and constructive way, his corrections and suggestions prove extremely annoying to those around him. Oscar, his closest friend, feels compelled to throw him out after only a brief time together, though he quickly realizes that Felix has had a positive effect on him.

This event is a fundraiser for the future renovation of the second floor and a great chance to see what is in store for the community when the spaces are all renovated. Seating is limited so get your ticket for this one time event right away! We look forward to an afternoon of laughter together. Questions can be directed to Jenny Kostroff at (208) 669-2249 or by email at 1912Center@gmail.com.

Plaza Concert Series

Fifteenth Season of Summer Concerts
Monday nights in June, July and August

We are gearing up for another fun summer out on Pall Plaza and wanted to make sure you save the dates for the free evening concerts this summer. On the fourth Monday in June, July and August, come out from 6 to 8 p.m. and enjoy a free concert. Bring a picnic dinner or purchase food from MELA (specializing in Bangladeshi foods). Beer and wine will also be available for sale to add to the evening. During intermission you can take a tour of the unfinished upper floors to see the next renovation project.

Monday, June 25th will feature the Community Band of the Palouse playing a variety of up tempo tunes. Monday, July 23 The Palouse Project will rock Pall Plaza and on Monday, August 27 Paradox will play pop, rock and country tunes to enjoy. We look forward to seeing you on the Plaza!

Looking for artists

Call to Artists

Make art for the next community show

Artists are invited to make art for a summer community art show titled Cheers! Art, Agriculture and Alcohol and deliver it to the management office of the 1912 Center on Monday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

With strong agricultural roots in our region, this is a chance for artists to celebrate the bounty of the region in their artwork. Work on this theme should be ready to hang and may be available for sale during the run of the show. There are limited spaces for three dimensional work so please contact the 1912 Center at (208) 669-2249 if you are wanted to do that kind of piece.

This community art show will host an opening party on Thursday, August 2nd from 5 to 7 p.m. at the 1912 Center in honor of the regions newest event Grain to Glass happening that weekend. Everyone is invited to attend. The show will run through August.

West corner of the 1912 Center
Photo by David Harlan

What's Next?

Time to head upstairs!

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 all at once or 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 2018, the roof (at the end of its 15-year life span) and skylights are being replaced during a summer project. We are in the process of raising $2 million in funds to be able to complete the second-floor renovations 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 our summer Plaza Concerts or Winter Markets so you can see first-hand what we are raising money to do.

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 support and shared excitement for getting more space renovated inside the 1912 Center beginning in the next two years!

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


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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