Heart of the Arts, Inc. (HAI)
Founded in 2003 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.
Heart of the Arts, Inc.'s mission is to:
- 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.
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 a 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 Plaza) opened to the public in October 2001. Phase II (Senior Center and Friendship Hall) opened in June of 2002.
Heart of the Arts, Inc. rents the Great Room, Kitchen and Plaza to groups or individuals for events and proceeds go to the continuing renovation of the remaining unfinished portions of the facility.
Make your wedding, birthday, baby shower, dance, potluck or lecture even more memorable in the Great Room of the 1912 Center!