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EcoArts Craft Extravaganza

By Sara Parolin | October 14, 2019

We are excited to announce fall and winter EcoArts programming for young residents at Croft Place Townhomes and High Point! We are starting the program off with a two-day “Spooky Mask Making” workshop at both locations. Youth will learn painting, collage and mixed-media techniques to create beautiful masks in time for Halloween. Mask making at…

“Cooking as Art” with High Point Youth

By Sara Parolin | October 9, 2019

“Cooking as Art” is a beloved part of DNDA’s Summer Youth Program (SYP) in the High Point community. Not only do youth participants learn how to cook dishes from all around the world, they also get to try many foods they’ve never had before. DNDA’s “Cooking as Art” classes are designed for youth to practice…

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: 20th Annual Arts in Nature Festival

By Sara Parolin | April 29, 2019

The Arts in Nature Festival is right around the corner! This 20th annual event is FREE and will take place on the weekend of June 29-30 at Camp Long, Seattle’s only campground. This family-friendly celebration will feature a variety of art forms, live musical performances, nature-based art activities, and much more set in the lush…

GiveBIG to support Delridge youth!

By Sara Parolin | April 23, 2019

  GiveBIG is here! Click here to double your impact. At DNDA we strive to provide our young neighbors with dynamic arts programming that amplifies their voices and enhances their personal and professional development. Last year this mission materialized as two months of arts programming for youth at DNDA’s Croft Place Townhomes affordable housing site.…

FREE Adult Painting Classes

By Sara Parolin | March 25, 2019

Introducing DNDA’s FREE painting classes for adults in the Youngstown Art Studio! Ever wanted to unleash your inner Bob Ross? Here’s your chance to paint happy little clouds and much more! Beginning Thursday, April 18, from 6-8pm, adults of all skill levels can come together for FREE acrylic and watercolor painting classes. Dabble with still…

Bringing Art, Nature and Neighborhood Under One Roof

By Sara Parolin | December 18, 2018

Can the arts impact our communities like they impact our lives? According to ArtsFund’s Social Impact Study, the answer is YES! Bringing art, nature and neighborhood under one roof, Youngstown Cultural Arts Center was highlighted as one of the 10 case studies. DNDA and Youngstown Cultural Arts Center are in the spotlight! Check it out:…