Join us for the premiere of two powerful photo exhibits:
The Green-Duwamish, One River for All
From its pristine headwaters near Mt Rainier, above the Howard Hanson Dam through a magical gorge of waterfalls and great walls on to farmland and urban industry, the Green-Duwamish River and its watershed is at the center of our region’s history and future. A new photo exhibit presents a modern view of the river from its headwaters to where it meets Puget Sound, interweaving the human and wildlife connections of the river; presented by renown photojournalist Tom Reese who has been twice nominated for the Pulizer Prize and Lisa Parsos a well respected conservationist and photographer. Experience for the first time a view of the river from its mountain top beginnings to the Puget Sound with these stunning photographs.
t7áWee: Creek of HOPE
The premier showing of Tom Reese’s Longfellow Creek photo exhibit, the first photo exhibit of the creek from its 10,000 year old headwaters at Roxhill Park to Elliot Bay. This iconic creek which is on the ancestral land of the Duwamish Tribe, is the backbone of West Seattle reflecting the many changes of the region as it has developed. Discover little known places of the creek, the human and wildlife connects, and the questions we face about its future.
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 and the Arts In Nature Festival.
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 the Delridge Wetland Park expands local permaculture while providing a children's teaching garden for youth environmental science lessons.
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 2018 Let's Talk Race Series challenged institutional racism and foster a culture of belonging and respect by connecting community organizations and individuals through film, dialogue, storytelling and restorative justice.