Art Blog

DNDA 2021 Summer Youth Program Mural Projects

By DNDA Staff | October 20, 2021

This summer, as part of the programming for the Summer Youth Program, youth from the High Point, NewHolly, and Rainier Vista neighborhoods had the opportunity to flex their creative muscles by helping design and paint community murals. In High Point, youth partnered with local artist Amaranta Sandys to paint their local basketball court. This court…

Summer Youth Program 2021 – A Recap

By DNDA Staff | September 22, 2021

The DNDA Summer Youth Program drew a strong turnout this year, with over 300 youth participating across the High Point, NewHolly, and Rainier Vista neighborhoods. 2021 marked five years of DNDA leading arts and recreation programming in partnership with Seattle Housing Authority. This year, we took a hybrid approach due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.…

Thank You for an Artful Showcase!

By DNDA Staff | August 31, 2021

DNDA’s Arts In Nature Showcase at Westcrest Park was the place to be on Saturday August 28th, part of the week-long Created Commons event happening there through September 5th. Kids and adults alike created paintings on DNDA-provided canvases under the guidance of local artists Kimisha Turner and Yvad Campbell. Park-goers soaked in the sights and…

Youth Community Mural on Display

By DNDA Staff | July 23, 2021

Last winter, DNDA staff implemented a program allowing youth to be part of a beautification project from the safety of their homes. This mural was designed by local artist Amanda Jorgenson and was painted by 45 youth from NewHolly, High Point, and Delridge. This mural is made up of 63 individual 11”-by-14” canvases. Each youth…

Art and Nature At Home in Virtual Spring Camp

By Nature Consortium | April 22, 2021

DNDA’s Spring Nature Camp aims to get youth into nature over the week of spring break. Normally this program happens at Camp Long, and youth are given the chance to explore the intersection between art and nature. Due to Covid-19, we adapted this program to meet the needs of our community by combining virtual programming…

Youth Create Community Mural From Home

By DNDA Staff | January 28, 2021

In November 2020, DNDA’s EcoArts team set out on a project that would allow youth to be a part of a collaborative art piece from the safety of their homes. Through our mural project, youth in NewHolly, High Point, and Delridge can now all be a part of a bigger picture. Youth received kits that…