Water Bar & Public Studio

What We do

We serve water to build relationships and transform culture.


We serve water — literally, and figuratively — at our free tap Water Bar, and through other creative projects, programs and partnerships.

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We build relationships - creating artwork and social spaces that reveal the interdependence of ecology, place, community and culture. 

We transform culture by re-centering water and ecology in public life, through service, care, creativity and collaboration.

Water Bar & Public Studio is an artist-led public benefit corporation.

We serve water, build relationships and transform culture through the creation of social spaces, popular education programs, tools and strategies for leadership development, and public art projects. 

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Water Bar

A bar where local waters and water stories are always on tap.

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Public Studio

A storefront social space focused on water, culture and local ecology.


Our work is cross-sector, place-based and artist-led.

We work with other organizations and networks to uncover and enhance the cultural value of water. 


Governments & PUBLIC Utilities

We equip policymakers, government staff and public utilities to creatively engage the people they serve. We utilize our Water Bar pop-up and other creative products and services.

Arts & Culture

We collaborate with other artists and arts-based organizations to develop public art projects and programs at the intersection of culture and environmental eduction, engagement and advocacy.


We collaborate with water and environmental advocacy organizations to host and staff Water Bar pop-ups, and to develop other creative strategies for engaging existing and new environmental advocates.


We work with educators, administrators, and students to create transformative learning experiences. We emphasize methods drawn from arts-based community development, participatory research, and service learning.


We work with a range of businesses to develop their understanding and commitment to water quality and environmental protection, designing engagement projects with and for employees, customers and communities.

Community Benefit Organizations

In collaboration with neighborhood and community organizations, we develop projects that engage local residents in community-based planning, policy and education for environment and community resilience.