Water Bar & Public Studio

Art, design, & Media Projects


We design, develop & facilitate creative projects that serve water and engage new audiences.

Water Bar & Public Studio's Co-Directors are practicing artists with decades of experience working to meet shared goals in collaboration with other organizations and businesses.

By tapping into a diverse network of partners from across the arts and sciences, we can design, develop, and facilitate impactful art and design projects that serve water and advance ecological understanding and action.

Our artistic and design work offers inspiration, education, and professional development to a wide range of private organizations, public agencies, and audiences. When you hire Water Bar & Public Studio, you're hiring working artists, helping them sustain their own creative practices through meaningful and challenging collaborative work.


With over a decade of experience in project management, arts organizing, exhibit design, facilitation, media production, and a range of related skills and services - we can assist your organization or businesses with creative projects, communication needs, and more.

Use this form to begin a conversation. We are available for one-off events or longer-term engagements. 


Water Bar taught our staff to let the visitors lead the conversation and be open to questions they could not answer. It’s ok to wonder together and to share experiences and memories. Never before have we had an exhibit that was intended to do this.
— Britt Gangeness, Outreach, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency
What we quickly learned was that Water Bar visitors were eager to communicate and articulate their opinions, ideas and responses to the tap water being served. It was an exercise that encouraged lively debate over individual taste and experience. This is something that as museum educators we do our best to nurture and advance in the galleries. That personal taste and aesthetics are subjective and that we all bring our background, culture, gender, education, lived-experience and attitudes to the museum when we experience art – or drink tap water together – and that no single interpretation or opinion is the only and authoritative. The Water Bar experience mirrored the gallery experience and gave our visitors permission to voice opinions, share stories, and respond to one another in ways that were revealing, delightful, humorous, and sometimes serious and difficult. And hopefully this slower pace and practice was carried into the galleries as they encountered art that was new, unusual, difficult to describe or understand, or expressed ideas that they were not familiar with or did not share.
— Julie Delliquanti, Director of Education, Cantor Arts Center