Art Blog

Connecting Through Virtual Art Programs: The DNDA Art Challenge

By DNDA Staff | May 4, 2020

  Create, create, otherwise we are lost. This statement is inspired by choreographer Pina Bausch’s most famous quote “Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost.” In an unprecedented time, this sentiment changes in meaning. To create during adversity is a means of persisting. To create now is a means of reflecting on the past so we…

FREE Adult Art Classes with Rae Akino

By DNDA Staff | February 4, 2020

We are excited to announce that Rae Akino is BACK to teach a special edition virtual class on Zoom. WE the PEOPLE will take place on Juneteenth (6/19), and will be a safe space for emotional expression, and mourning and honoring the precious Black lives taken by state violence. To participate, please fill out the…

Art for the People and the Planet

By DNDA Staff | February 4, 2020

Art for the People and the Planet: Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service To honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., DNDA with United Way hosted a day of service at Pigeon Point Park—a green space embedded in the Delridge Neighborhoods. Volunteers signed up for a day of forest restoration*, but little did they know that the EcoArts program in partnership with the Nature Consortium had crafted…

A *Flurry* of Holiday Crafts at Croft

By DNDA Staff | December 19, 2019

It’s almost the end of 2019—and what better way to celebrate than with a series of holiday craft-making classes! To round out this year’s programming at Croft Place Townhomes, teaching artist Molly Duttry and the EcoArts Program Coordinator Madison Bristol facilitated art classes centered around the season, which included canvas painting, block printing cards of gratitude, making…

Meet DNDA’s EcoArts Program Coordinator!

By DNDA Staff | December 2, 2019

  Imagine you are in a forest grove underneath a tunnel of intertwining branches. The afternoon light is trickling in through the leaves, highlighting the forest bed—if this autumn had been any wetter, this clearing could in fact be a stream. Now, insert children’s laughter, tables full of art supplies, cut-out paper salmon, and an atmosphere…

OPEN ARTIST CALL: Arts in Nature Festival

By DNDA Staff | November 15, 2019

Our festival artist call is now open! We’re seeking artists of all disciplines to apply for the 2020 Arts in Nature Festival. Learn more and submit your application here. Next year’s festival will take place on June 20-21 at Camp Long in West Seattle. We’re excited to announce the festival theme Eternal Sunshine, in honor…