Our Mission

Dylan’s Down with the Arts is focused on enriching the lives of individuals with special needs that have a passion for the arts.  We believe the arts are for everyone!

DDWA is a 501c3 organization based in Parker, Colorado.


Our Story

Stephen and Leslie Secrist were inspired to create DDWA in 2010 because of their oldest son, Dylan, who always loved to sing, dance, act, and take pictures.  As Dylan grew up, his parents were finding less and less creative outlets for him and his peers. Their hope was to provide a loving, encouraging environment for kids and adults with a variety of abilities to have an opportunity to create and shine!  

Our Programs

          Classes                                                                    Summer Camps                                            Community Outreach

Canvas & Cupcakes                                                       Theater Camp                                                     Holiday Caroling

  Cake Decorating                                                   Mixed Arts Camp                                               Theater Outings

Arts & Crafts                                                                                                                                                Field Trips

        Photography                                                                                                                            Community Collaborations

                        Original Works

**programming open to ages 8 to adult and all abilities unless otherwise specified in class description.



Our Sponsors