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Cultivating Creativity on the Palouse since 2006


Where Art Comes Alive!!! Come visit!

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REGULAR HOURS: 10 am to 6 pm Thursday through Sunday.

CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, 4th of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

THE FACILITY IS FULLY ADA COMPLIANT & THERE IS NO DAILY ADMISSION FEE

COME VISIT or PURCHASE SECURELY ON-LINE from the artists' pages and The Shop at the Barn


WHO WE ARE and WHAT WE DO
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that cultivates creativity on the Palouse by providing studio space for artists to work in and sell their creations, a place for local artists and fine craftspeople to sell their work on consignment, a venue for local performing and exhibiting artists, and creative experiences for children and adults through classes and workshops.

Attractions include a gift shop featuring art, fine crafts and products from the Palouse, artisans at work in their studio spaces who will share their creative process with visitors and from whom purchases may be made directly, a monthly art exhibit, and regularly scheduled classes and performance events.

Four big events are held each year: An art demonstration day in April, a summer tea, a fall festival in September and a Holiday Gala with gifts galore in December. There are also numerous visual and performing arts events each month - check the calendar page for details.



Located in southeastern Washington State

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Artisans at the Dahmen Barn is located in the rich dryland farming area called the Palouse, in Uniontown WA. Situated 16 miles south of both Pullman WA and Moscow ID, and 16 miles north of Lewiston ID, and Clarkston, WA, the art center is truly the hub of the Palouse.

The artisan center is adjacent to Highway 195, where the big white barn can be seen surrounded by its famous landmark fence of 1000 iron wheels. Formerly a dilapidated dairy barn which was donated to the community by Steve and Junette Dahmen, the structure has undergone a transformation into a state-of-the-art creativity center.

SOME COMMENTS FROM OUR GUEST BOOK:

~ The Artisan Barn is nothing short of remarkable. It is an outstanding monument to community involvement and volunteerism. - Orrin Iseminger

~ Absolutely amazing! What an enriching, inspiring endeavor. Thank you. - Janelle Wayn from South Korea

~ I love the place and the artists in action. I will recommend this and come back! - KC & BS, Kamloops BC

~ The creativity is palpable! I could feel it upon entering. - LM from Colorado

~ An incredibly ambitious project. I applaud you saving this old barn and putting it to such a great use. - ED from California

~ Fantastically high standard of art in all fields. Lovely! - R & M W, England


What began in 2004 as an experiment turning a dilapidated dairy barn into a creativity center has exceeded our expectations. After two years of development and successful operation since 2006, we are bursting at the seams and need your help to grow our facility and programs. Click here to Join Us!




Handmade baby furniture - fund raiser for Colton School art program

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Community member Terry Frei made these lovely pieces of baby furniture - a matching crib and cradle - to raise funds for the art program we do for Colton School students each year.

We are asking $600 for the crib and $400 for the cradle, and $950 if you purchase the pieces together. Mattresses come with both the crib and cradle.

Please contact The Shop at the Barn if you are interested - 509-229-3414 or shopatthebarn@lewiston.com

Our annual fundraising tea was a smashing success!

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We raised a record amount at the June 21 tea. The Downton Abbey theme was very popular and we sold out several weeks before the event.

The food was exquisite and costumes spectacular!

The fashion show that included vintage garments from Board Member Mary McGregor's family was fabulous. Models joining Mary included Laurel Macdonald, an artist who works with us on the Colton School art program and two of the students from that program, Rachel Willis and Cambria Smetana.

We thank everyone who attended and our volunteers who worked so hard to make this a memorable event.

This photo is of Carrie Vielle, on the left, our multi-talented resident artist who put so much of herself into making this tea our most successful event. She did the graphics, arranged all the auction items in beautifully wrapped groupings, donated two pieces of her art for the auction and emceed the whole event. She worked tirelessly at set up and donned her vintage dress shortly before the tea began. On the right is Maryann Boehmke, the attendee who won the costume contest.



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