Thursday, July 1, 2010
The Dahmen Barn - A World of Creativity!
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 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.
Artisans at the Dahmen Barn was developed to provide local artists and crafts people working studio space along with the opportunity to showcase their work and selldirectly to the public. There are ten studio spaces at the Barn, where 21 artisans create their work and are happy to talk to visitors about their creative process. The artists have access to their space 24/7, so working hours vary from studio to studio. Some of the resident artisans work full time jobs, so can only be there weekend days. If you visit and see something of interest in a studio where the artist is not working, check with The Shop at the Barn for access and sales information.
You can learn more about this wonderful venue at the following Link: ArtisanBarn.org
Anita Roche' is the featured artist this coming week at the Dahmen Barn. She is a friend and classmate of mine, graduating with honors from Pullman High School in 1970. In 2004, Anita created Textile Arts Studio to meet the needs of quilters who enjoy the piecing of quilts, but then choose to have assistance with the quilting. The company motto is, "Let us help you put the pieces together!" Since 2006, in addition to continuing to provide long-arm quilting services, they have been working on an original line of quilt designs - the PRIME TIME series.
You can visit the Textile Arts Studio website at :Textile Artist Studio