Da Vinci Art Alliance was founded by a group of sixteen Italian immigrant artists in 1931 who sought both a space of creative refuge and social and cultural engagement in a world that largely ignored the needs and desires of immigrants. Today we remain committed to ensuring equitable opportunities for creative people, specifically focusing on providing a platform for individuals traditionally marginalized in institutions, such as immigrants, the queer community, disabled people, elders and youth, individuals with low income, and all the intersections in-between. We do this through free public exhibitions and programming, funded fellowships and residencies, STEAM workshops, Memory Care workshops, and an annual sustainability centered arts and science festival, the Everyday Futures Fest. Running through the core of everything we do at DVAA is our mission of Building Community Through Art. We utilize art making and appreciation as a tool of connection to build relationships between disparate people who continue to use DVAA as a creative refuge space.