Hand made musical instruments built and played
Saturday April 12
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
at the Dahmen Barn
For more information go to artisanbarn.org
Welcome to Uniontown Washington, a rural community at the center of an urban region
The Community Development Association has obtained funding and donations that will enable them to begin the work to improve and expand the creativity center at the Dahmen Barn. Donations from community supporters have been matched with funding from Whitman County economic development fund and the ArtPlace foundation. The work will include rebuilding a build at the location of the loafing shed and expanding west. The new space will include a large classroom/event space and 4 larger artisan studio spaces. The improvement work will include an outdoor stage and planning for an improved entry from highway 195.
Uniontown has many interesting characters in its history and among residents today. You can find artists, farmers, bookbinders, free lance writers, teachers, furniture builders, collectors and many others in Uniontown.
The operation and improvement of the Town is dependent on community volunteers assisted by a small municipal staff with 1 person full time and 2 people part time. Volunteers serve on the Town Council, Planning Commission, Parks and Recreation Commission, Fire Department, Community Center Board and Community Development Association Board. Significant community improvements have been completed since 1995 with volunteer participation including rebuilding a city park, renovating a commercial building for a new bakery, and reconstructing a barn for use as an artisan and event center. A sausage feed has been held annually for over 50 years to raise the funds needed to cover the cost of maintenance and operation of the community center.
Uniontown is in the area called the Palouse, an area known for the rolling hills used for dry-land grain farming. The town has the advantages of a rural community with the benefits of an urban region including Pullman, Washington 15 miles northwest; Moscow, Idaho 16 miles northeast; Lewiston, Idaho 14 miles southeast; and Clarkston, Washington 16 miles southeast. This urban region includes Washington State University in Pullman, University of Idaho in Moscow Idaho, Lewis Clark College in Lewiston Idaho, and community college branches in Pullman and Clarkston. Regional airports with airline service located in Lewiston and in Pullman.
Uniontown is 93 miles south of Spokane with an international airport and 300 miles east of Seattle.
If you are interested in reviewing the results of the Uniontown/Colton community survey completed in February 2012 click here.
This web site was developed and is maintained by the Uniontown Community Development Association.