The Barn

The Barn

the arts

~Cultivate your curiosity at The Barn. This unique creative space at Corban is open to everyone and is intentionally designed to bring together students, staff, and members of the Salem community.


We have missed you at the Barn but are so excited to announce that we will be reopening this semester! Please join us on January 22nd from 4pm-6pm for our Grand Opening activity. You will need to sign up for a 30 minute time slot here every time you would utilize the Barn. We cannot wait to see your creativity come to life and look forward to seeing you there!

Open Table Hours

Stop by the Barn during Open Table hours to cultivate your curiosity:`

  • Wednesdays-Fridays: 3:00-6:00pm
  • Saturdays: 3:00-7:00pm

Want to host an event at the Barn or reserve the gallery? Fill out a Creativity Agreement and we will contact you for approval! For all other inquiries, please contact thebarn@corban.edu.

Our Facilities

The Barn offers five unique spaces to express your creative side. Art, crafts, woodworking, and thoughtful conversations all take place regularly in The Barn.

  • The Design Lab: This main space hosts the bulk of our events, including Pop-Up Classes, Arts Initiative Workshops, and Craft Guilds. During Open Table Hours, students and staff are encouraged to use this space for personal projects.
  • The Gallery: Facilitated by our Art Program Specialist, this space hosts monthly art shows, featuring the work of students, staff, and local guests.
  • The Milkshed: A gathering place for discussing ideas, brainstorming, exploring, examining, questioning, thinking, and wondering. Milkshed Symposiums are held once a semester and are designed to spark discussion over big questions. They are co-facilitated by Corban faculty, staff, or guest speakers.
  • The Studio: Located on the second floor, this space is intended for students to dive into different fine arts projects.
  • Base Camp: coming soon!


Your imagination is the only limit when it comes to the projects you can create in The Barn. Some of the things that students have done in The Barn include:

  • Discussing theology or career planning during Milkshed Symposium
  • Creating custom photo transfers
  • Making Christmas ornaments out of clay
  • Painting
  • Drawing
  • Visiting with local artists during gallery shows
  • Creating wood-burnt signs
  • Button making
  • Knitting
  • …and more!