Heart of the Arts, Inc. (HAI)
Founded in December 2002 to develop and fund artistic and cultural programs, using the 1912 Center as the heart of that development, Heart of the Arts, Inc. is the non-profit company selected by the City of Moscow to run, maintain and grow the 1912 Center. HAI took over operations on May 1, 2007 and entered into the first part of the renewal term with the City in October 2011 and the second part in October 2016 and a new agreement in 2021.

Enriching lives and creating community by operating and restoring the 1912 Center.

To that end, we:
  • Provide space and programs that welcome the greater Moscow community, residents and non-residents a like.
  • Foster connections between the community and various art forms.
  • Unite the community across the lines of age, race, gender and economics.
  • Give visibility to the history of this community.
  • Nurture new programs and organizations to meet emerging community needs.

Board of Directors
Denise Thomson, President
Daryle Faircloth, Vice President
Stacy Isenbarger, Secretary
Marie Duncan, Treasurer
Kate McTighe, Director
Ron Meeuf, Director for Friendly Neighbors
Amanda Nelson, Director
Staci Sproull, Director
Rebecca Tallent, Director
Lynn Youngblood, Director

Jenny Kostroff, Executive Director
Mary Conniff, Office Coordinator
Annie Sheneman, Grant Coordinator
K'den Bledsoe, Building Supervisor
Nolan Gentry, Building Supervisor
Bryn Bowersox, Event Coordinator
Simon DePhelps, Event Coordinator
Lydia Erb, Event Coordinator
Alden Meeuf, Event Coordinator
Jaremy Summers, Event Coordinator
Malena Wright, Event Coordinator
Jason Olson, Janitor
Laura Hart, Janitor Helper

1912 Center
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. It is an excellent example of classical style architecture built during the Progressive School Era, with classic details in brick and white terra cotta that are unique to the area.

This landmark is the home of Moscow's first multigenerational, multipurpose community center. The 1912 Center was purchased from the school district by the City of Moscow in 1997 from funds donated entirely by private citizens. Phase I of the project (Great Room, Kitchen and Pall Plaza) opened to the public in October 2001. Phase II (Senior Center and Friendship Hall) opened in June of 2002.

The West Wing of the building was opened to the public for use in November of 2008. This project added a public meeting space (The Fiske Room), an arts workshop and a dressing room/restroom to the existing spaces in the facility.

The Second Floor Project, opened in January 2021, adds the Lecompte Auditorium, the Reception Gallery to the building. In fall of 2021 the Chin Lew Green Dragon Game Room and the Community Living Room became usable spaces in the 1912 Center. Two more classrooms were added in the fall of 2022: the Book Room and the Barr Family Historic Classroom. Another 10,000 square feet of space remains to be renovated on the third floor and plans for that are underway!

For more information or to get involved with future renovation projects, contact Heart of the Arts, Inc. anytime at (208) 669-2249 or by email at 1912center@gmail.com.


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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