Science Art Fusion with a Community Focus

Science to Street Art is a collaborative initiative that aims to visually inspire Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) education and careers through the innovative planning, design and management of public spaces known as Placemaking.

The initiative is two-fold:

  • the creation of science civic art spotlighting graffiti and hip-hop art forms
  • a festival of Madison Metropolitan School District workshops and Community Activities connecting street art to science curriculum and story

What is Science to Street Art?

Science to Street Art merges academic agenda and informal learning opportunities into public space with a culturally responsive, art centered, and community focused approach. Our work primarily focuses on street art and other forms of public art within the Wisconsin community.

How do we create this fusion of art and science?

We pair scientists and street artists to collaborate with communities, resulting in the co-creation of science civic art. From this multidisciplinary and multi-collaborator partnership, artists design murals that are reviewed for 1) science accuracy by their scientists’ teams, and 2) by the community to make sure cultural context and place is honored. Artists then create dynamic, and thought provoking science public art!

Why is Science to Street Art Important?

Science to Street art is an investment in the future of STEM and the Wisconsin street art and public art communities. It inspires communities to connect; talk science when they happen upon science public art; and encourage students to pursue STEM fields by providing stunning visual learning within their communities that complements their K-12 experience.

New Mural
Coming Soon!

Periodic Table
Precision Medicine | Big Data
Diversity of Scientists
Molecular Structure Mural
Molecular Structure
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Since 2018


“I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the brain that will change the world..”

Tupac Shakur

Accessible Science & Art

  • The first university-driven science public art initiative
  • Pairing scientists with street artists creating permanent installations annually
  • Leveraging science capitol in partnership with creative placemaking
  • Utilizing public art to advance visual science teaching and science festivals
  • Redefining community belonging to science


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