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

A National First

Forging Ground in:
-ongoing university-led STEAM public art initiative
-pairing scientists with artists to create permanent science public art annually
-leveraging science capital in partnership with creative placemaking
-utilizing public art to advance visual science teaching and science festivals
-defining 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 The Molecular Structure mural plays with the visible and hidden beauty of...
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Celebrating the Recent 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

 

 

IN PHOTOS: Wisconsin Art Gives Voice to 2020’s Politics, Pain, and Potential – Up North News
IN PHOTOS: Wisconsin Art Gives Voice to 2020’s Politics, Pain, and Potential – Up North News
New south side mural aims to teach science through art, convey ‘invisible beauty’
New south side mural aims to teach science through art, convey ‘invisible beauty’
Science To Street Art paints new mural in Madison – Channel 3000 Video
Science To Street Art paints new mural in Madison – Channel 3000 Video
New mural celebrates fusion of science and art – Channel 3000
New mural celebrates fusion of science and art – Channel 3000
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

Science Art Fusion with a Community Focus

Science to Street Art is a collaborative project that aims to visually inspire STEAM education and careers through the innovative planning, design and management of public spaces known as Placemaking.
Our goal is to extend STEM engagement and broaden the sense of belonging in STEM among underserved populations through place-based knowing practices found in many indigenous cultures around the world combined various art genres.
Our approach is to:
  • identify communities underserved by science and public art
  • seek input from community teams
  • collaboratively create public science-art that reflects community culture
  • engage and connect community members
  • establish community stewardship that lasts beyond the initial involvement.

Our Programming:

Public Art:

Street Art
Street Artists and UW-Madison Scientists team to create science themed public art in underserved areas of Wisconsin. Each year, Science to Street Art will culminate with the creation innovative and diverse public art 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, Municipalities,  k-12 school districts, and local stakeholders, we create workshops, activities and events that utilize street art and other public art forms as a learning tool to showcase science both in the classroom and broader community.