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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.

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

The Event is Free and Refreshments will be served.

Join S.M Hulse at Artisans at the Dahmen Barn On November 6th and discuss Black River.
Books are available for purchase in The Shop at the Barn or you can reserve your copy today by visiting the online catalog at or calling 877-733-3375, or by visiting your local library. 

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.

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

Black River
S.M Hulse's National Bestseller

With spare prose and stunning detail, S.M. Hulse drops us deep into the heart of darkness of an American town in her striking debut novel Black River.

Black River
is inspired by the true events of the 1959 riot at the Old Montana Prison in Deer Lodge Montana, Hulse unpacks the gritty details of her Black River Riot carefully throughout the novel. Black River is an elegantly told, deeply felt story of grief, guilt, and the everlasting search for grace.

Meet the Author

S.M Hulse is the author of Black River, a PEN Hemingway Finalist and an American Library Association Notable Book.
Her short fiction has appeared in Willow Springs, Witness, and Salamander. She received her MFA from the University of Oregon and was a James C. McCreight Fiction Fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A horse women and fiddler, she spent time in Washington, Montana, Idaho, and Oregon. She lives in northern Nevada, where she is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nevada, Reno.

Annual Holiday Gift Gala
Date: Saturday, November 18 from 10 am to 5 pm
Register By: October 20

 Visiting artists and craftspeople from throughout the region join our 22 resident artists selling their one-of-a-kind products. 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" and our new cookbook "Tea at the Barn" recipes for delectable delights served at the fundraising teas for Artisans at the Dahmen Barn. Copies of the cookbooks may be purchased in the gift shop.

Please email for a registration form.

Cost: $25.00
Date: November 10, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Soup Extravaganza
Cost: $25
Veterans Price: $20

This is a fundraiser for our ceramic program for repairs on the kilns, and for supplies for our kids ceramic program.
Soup served in a one of a kind commemorative mudslinging bowl which you will get to take home. Enjoy you choice of soup, (clam chowder, vegetarian lentil chili, chicken and noodles) bread and dessert. Weather permitting we will also have a s'mores bar outside.

In August a very successful fundraiser for the kiln shed was held, we were able to pay off the kiln shed. Local artists competed to see who could throw the most soup bowls in a designated amount of time. Seven artists competed and threw over 70 bowls.  

These bowls will make great gifts, extras will be available for sale.

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