Click on the category tabs below for details.

CLASS REGISTRATIONS must be received in advance. Please pay attention to class registration cut-off dates. Cut-off dates are established by the instructor so we will cancel a class if the minimum enrollment is not met by that date.  To register for a class, click on the register button at the bottom of a class description.  You will be able to choose to print off a form and mail it with a check or a credit card number or you may choose to complete the online form and pay using PayPal.  If you choose to print the form and mail it, you must complete all the information in order for us to process it.

We offer several SERIES of events, both in classes and live music categories and also have a CULINARY ARTS PROGRAM and a CERAMICS PROGRAM.  A general description of each series or program is at the top of each appropriate tab, then individual events are posted by date. Classes for children may be found under the Kids' Events tab.

Please note our PHOTO POLICY: We take photos of events, including classes, for use in promoting our programs at the Barn. If you participate in any event, a photo that includes you may be used on the website, in brochures or in flyers.
Classes & WorkshopsExhibitsPerformancesSpecial EventsKids' Events
Annual Fundraising Tea
This year's tea, entitled "Magical Potions" will have a magical  theme which we hope delights both the young and young at heart.  Harry Potter and Fantastical Beasts fans are especially welcome as there will be some really fun themed auction items for them!!!   Come dressed as your favorite characters from the books and movies or in any magical outfit you like.  We want you to "come as you witch!" :)    Prizes will be awarded to two people, for the Best Child's and the Best Adult's costumes.  Plan your summer to include this fanciful and fun afternoon at the Barn which helps to raise funds for all our programming throughout the year.

**Look for our posters in local libraries to enter a children's art contest or call the Shop at the Barn for entry details and possibly win a free admission to the tea for one child and one accompanying adult.   

Doors open at noon, tea service begins at 1pm.  There will be a silent auction during the tea followed by a LIVE auction with auctioneer.  Bid early and bid often, we like to say!!!

As mentioned, attendees are encouraged but not required to wear costumes or accessories in keeping with the magical, Harry Potter inspired theme! After all, hats are a very traditional accessory at the finest teas. wink

Call the Shop at the Barn to reserve your tickets!  509-229-3414.  Deadline for ticket purchase is Monday July 17th.
Adult price: $20
Children under 18: $15

Date: Saturday, August 12th
Pottery Throwing Competition to benefit the Clay Studio!  August 12th from 5pm-9pm
Watch potters compete and bid on your favorite potter to win money.  
Also Barrel Fire Demonstration, Hand Building Demonstration and More.

Food and Beverages will be available for purchase.

Date: November 6th, 1-3pm
Everybody Reads Black River 
All Locations 

Everybody is reading Black River by S.M. Hulse in anticipation of regional author visits in early November. These include an appearance at Dahmen Barn on Monday, Nov. 6 at 1 p.m. and an author luncheon on Tuesday, Nov. 7 at noon at the Colfax Library. Please reserve your copy today by visiting the online catalog at or calling 877-733-3375. For more information, contact Kristie Kirkpatrick at

As part of the Everybody Reads, citizens from across the Palouse and Lewiston, Clarkston Valley have been reading Black River and from Nov. 6-9 are invited to multiple presentations by the author. For more information, visit
Annual Holiday Gift Gala
Date: Saturday, November 18 from 10 am to 4 pm
Register By: October 5

 Visiting artists and craftspeople from throughout the region join our 22 resident artists selling their one-of-a-kind products at this event and two authors will be signing their recent books.  The gift shop is expanded with holiday specialty foods.  

The event is free to the public.

We will be selling soups, breads and sweets from recipes in the "Artisans' Cookbook - a pallet of favorite recipes" . Copies of the cookbook may be purchased in the gift shop.

Please email for a registration form.


BARN & SHOP HOURS:  Thursday through Sunday 10 am to 6 pm.
CLOSED: New Year's Day, Easter, July 4th, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.