Art in the Garden

Saturday, June 26, 2021     11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Free Admission

The Boldman House Museum will host “Art in the Garden,” a garden party and art show on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Local artists will share their garden and regional artwork with the public in the Boldman Garden.  Come stroll through the garden, enjoy the quiet breezes while viewing the wonderful artwork juxtaposed against the abundant blooms.  The public will have the opportunity to meet some of the artists and view a wide variety of art.  Prospective buyers are encouraged to directly contact the artist to arrange sales, and no fee is charged by the Boldman House for any resulting transaction.  This is a free event.

Artists Who Would Like to Participate:  At any time prior to the event, artists are invited to the Boldman House gardens to stroll the paths and gardens in order to choose a subject, take photographs for later inspiration, or set up your supplies on the spot to create an artwork in any medium. All artwork should reflect some aspect of gardens, our region, and/or the Boldman house. The grounds are always open during daylight hours, and the house is open for tours from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesdays through Saturdays during the summer season.

*I If you are bringing art work for display, please arrive early, between 10 and 11, so that the pieces can be arranged for the show. Sculpture, photography, quilting, and needlework, in addition to sketches, prints, and paintings are acceptable entries.

Gardens and Patios on Parade!

Saturday, June 26, 2021     12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Tickets: $10 Depot Society Members / $15 Non-Members  (click here to become a member!)

  • Your parade route begins at The Boldman House Museum where you will purchase your map & wristband to gain access to the five private gardens & patios on parade. Talented regional artists will have paintings on display in the Boldman Garden from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Live musicians, all sponsored by Coldwell Banker Walla Walla, will perform at each of the five private gardens. Your parade map will guide you on your way!
  • Dumas Station winetasting at our “pocket garden” called Railroad Park, right across the street from the Depot on Second Street. (tasting fee will be collected there)
  • Food tasting at the Depot Courtyard. Small Bites will be provided by Daniel Rossi, chef and new owner of The Weinhard Café.  (tasting fee will be collected there)
  • Win a double-wheeled wheelbarrow filled with perennials, garden tools, and a kneeling bench.  Raffle tickets/$5.00 each. Winner will be drawn at 4:00 at the Boldman Garden. Presence is not required to win.



Both the Boldman House Museum and the Dayton Historic Depot have rotating exhibits.



  • The Boldman House: A walk through this house museum is a journey through time. You’ll see glimpses of “life-as-it-was” from nearly every decade of the 20th century.
  • The Upstairs Gallery at the Dayton Historic Depot: “Romping in the Blues”  This year’s exhibit examines how residents of Columbia County have used the Blue Mountains as a playground for camping, hiking, fishing, and hunting.  Thank you to those who loaned us artifacts:  Meredith Bretz, Kari Dingman, Del & Adena Avery, Tracy & Kim Clark, Katy Wamble, Craig Martin, Larry Fairchild, Cathy Lee-Haight, Ray Tracy, Terry Steinhoff, Mary Ann Ward, Simona & Kevin Hancock, and Denise Hoon.
  • The Ticket Office and Waiting Room in the Dayton Historic Depot: “Gladys, Doris, and Lela:  A 1935 West Coast Tour”  This exhibit follows the vacation Gladys Boldman took with two friends when she was 26 years old.
  • The Ticket Office and Hallway: “Columbia County – An Artists Perspective” The Blue Mountain Artists Guild has provided artwork from several local artists, depicting the beauty of our area. Artwork is for sale while on display.

Schedule your special event!

The Depot building and grounds are a special place to hold your events, such as weddings, receptions, parties, family reunions, or office workshops.  Inside gatherings can be held in the Waiting Room and Ticket Office downstairs or in the Upstairs Gallery that has a small kitchen adjacent.  The Depot balcony is a wonderful place from which to toss a wedding bouquet!

The outside courtyard is made of smooth, stamped concrete under a beautiful tree canopy and has ample room for tables and chairs.  The perimeter is lined with built-in wooden benches and attractive landscaping.  Adjacent to the courtyard is a lawn area that can be used separately or in conjunction with courtyard events.

The Depot is located across the alley from the Weinhard Hotel, a Victorian lodging establishment with a rooftop garden.  It is a wonderful place for honeymooners.