OUR MISSION:

Integrating Art, Nature, and Neighborhood to build and sustain a dynamic Delridge.

ART

DNDA collaborates with local creatives and organizers to develop projects that engage young and diverse communities.  Many of these programs are held at DNDA's historic Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, which houses an alternative high school, nonprofit offices, affordable room rental rates, and 36 affordable live-work spaces for artists of all disciplines.  DNDA also supports integrative art programming through the EcoArts Program, Arts In Nature Festival, and Creative Advantage.

NATURE

DNDA is committed to restoring, preserving, and protecting our natural habitat by developing community stewards.  Our Urban Forest Restoration Program engages volunteers to work at 8 Seattle parks in West Seattle, and our Wetlands Restoration and Stewardship Project works to expand local permaculture and access to affordable healthy food, while providing a children's teaching garden for youth environmental science lessons.

NEIGHBORHOOD

DNDA provides affordable housing for local artists and low-income families at 7 properties in the Delridge corridor.  All of our housing options are less expensive than for-profit buildings so that families with lower incomes can always live in Delridge. Our Let's Talk Race Series aims to challenge institutional racism and foster a culture of belonging and respect by connecting community organizations and individuals in the Delridge community and beyond through film, dialogue, storytelling and restorative justice.

DNDA NEWS

ART

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ANNOUNCING THE 2018 ARTS IN NATURE FESTIVAL AT CAMP LONG

DNDA proudly presents the 19th Annual Arts in Nature Festival at Camp Long in West Seattle! The 19th Annual Arts in Nature Festival August 25th &...

NATURE

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Edible nature in Seattle’s forests: Salmonberries are here!

Note: Even after seven years, one of the most popular blog posts we’ve ever written continues to be this one...

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Race Series: Nurturing the Environment and Food Access RECAP

On Saturday, June 16, about 60 community members gathered at West Seattle’s beautiful Camp Long for DNDA's 5th event of...