Transforming the Story of Science
Innovative Informal Learning
Fusing Science & Art
Lasting Visual Science in Community

A National First

The First University Driven Science Public Art Initiative
Pairing Scientists with Street Artists to create permanent science street art 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

Community Periodic Table – Coloring Chemicals
Community Periodic Table – Coloring Chemicals
2019 Science Festival Community Mural at the Discovery Building 330 North Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715   The Community Periodic Table Mural is a design...
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Big Data/Precision Medicine Mural
Big Data/Precision Medicine Mural
Luna's Groceries 2010 Red Arrow Trail, Madison WI 53711 The Big Data/Precision Medicine mural explores the cutting-edge approach and study for disease treatment and prevention...
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Periodic Table Mural
Periodic Table Mural
Meadowood Shopping Center 5708A-5706C Raymond Rd., Madison WI 53711   The Periodic Table Mural explores the fascinating world of elements as the building blocks of...
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Astrophysics Mural
Astrophysics Mural
Meadowood Shopping Center 5706 Raymond Rd., Madison WI 53711 The Astrophysics Mural explores our ever-changing universe. Located behind the Meadowridge Library, the mural was painted...
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Diversity of Scientists Mural
Diversity of Scientists Mural
Discovery Building 330 North Orchard Street, Madison, WI 53715   Lack of representation reinforces continued historical barriers within the sciences. Scientists of color and women...
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Molecular Structure Mural
Molecular Structure Mural
Madison Metropolitan Sewerage District, Pumping Station 8 901 Plaenert Drive, Madison WI 53713 This station, pumping station 8, is essential to keeping life as we...
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Are you an Artist? Apply Today!

https://forms.gle/3X7qdPHWFMDnpMGn7

As a result of COVID-19, Science to Street Art is postponing 2020 unveiling events for murals created in Madison, WI. In lieu of unveiling events, Science to Street Art is posting a call for Wisconsin artists to propose art works, augmented reality, and social distancing friendly activities based on the science behind existing mural concepts. These works will serve as a way to virtually celebrate mural unveilings through novel science-art fusion works.

Examples for science-art fusion projects include, but are not limited to:

  • Downloadable coloring pages based on the science of murals (such as molecular structure of COVID-19)
  • Downloadable templates for science-art fusion chalk art
  • Dance video at a mural location (physics of dance)
  • Creation of augmented reality within existing murals
  • Science Spoken Word recorded at mural location

Artist proposals must be grounded on science concepts that relates to the 2019 Science to Street Art murals. Proposals can range in budget up to $500. Mural concepts include: periodic table, astrophysics, big data & precision medicine, molecular structure and diversity of scientists. We anticipate 4-10 artist projects depending on funding, and partnerships.

Applications will be reviewed and selected on a rolling basis until July 2020. Selected projects will be based on quality of the work, science concepts, reach, and diversity of art forms.

All art forms are encouraged to apply.

Astrophysics Coloring Illustrations
Astrophysics Coloring Illustrations
Is it time to color yet? Check out the far out Astrophysics coloring pages created by Artist, Rebecca Jabs to celebrate the creation of the...
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Virtual Art and Activities – Artist Application
Virtual Art and Activities – Artist Application
https://forms.gle/3X7qdPHWFMDnpMGn7 As a result of COVID-19, Science to Street Art is postponing 2020 unveiling events for murals created in Madison, WI. In lieu of unveiling...
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Artist Application Update
Artist Application Update
Please note: due to COVID19 we are extending the deadline - deadline and selection will be determined at a later date. We encourage artists to...
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On Wisconsin: When Science Meets Street Art
On Wisconsin: When Science Meets Street Art
Isthmus – Street science
Isthmus – Street science
Madison 365 – Learn more about our Science to Street Art Director
Madison 365 – Learn more about our Science to Street Art Director
Science to Street Art Director, Ginger Ann, Talks “Science Diversity and Inclusion” with Kate Archer Kent on WPR Morning Hour
Science to Street Art Director, Ginger Ann, Talks “Science Diversity and Inclusion” with Kate Archer Kent on WPR Morning Hour
Big Data/Precision Medicine Mural
Big Data/Precision Medicine Mural
Luna's Groceries 2010 Red Arrow Trail, Madison WI 53711 The Big Data/Precision Medicine mural explores the cutting-edge approach and study for disease treatment and prevention...
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Science-themed murals to be painted around Madison for Science to Street Art project
Science-themed murals to be painted around Madison for Science to Street Art project

Celebrating the 2019 Murals, Our Generous Sponsors & Innovative Collaborators

Periodic Table Mural

Artists: Peter Krsko, Mario Fregoso
Scientists: Dr. Desiree Bates, Dr. John Berry

Astrophysics Mural

Artist: Rebecca Jabs, Isaac Herlitzka
Scientists: Dr. Eric Wilcots, Dr. Jim Lattis, Dr. Sebastian Heinz

Big Data/Precision Medicine Mural

Artist: Audifax
Scientists: Dr. Rupa Sridharan, Dr. Irene Ong

 

 

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

Since 2019: 5 Artist/Scientist groups. 5 Murals. 1 Madison.

– 2020 Artists-Scientists teams –

Molecular Structure Mural

Artists: Ingrid Kallick, Peter Krsko
Scientists: Dr. Jo Handelsman, Dr. Zach Wickens

Our Programming:

Public Art:

Street Art
Street Artists and UW-Madison Scientists team to create science themed murals in underserved areas of Wisconsin. Each year, Science to Street Art will culminate with the creation innovative and diverse murals that promote the diversity of science in collaboration with community, k-12 education, municipal, and university and college stakeholders.

Festival:

Workshop Festival
In collaboration with the Wisconsin Science Festival, the City of Madison, and k-12 school districts, the Science to Street Art Festival is comprised of workshops and events that utilize street art as a learning tool to showcase science both in the classroom and broader community.