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 recentering water and ecology in public life, through frameworks of service, care, 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, leadership networks, 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 agency staff, and public utilities to creatively engage the people they serve. We utilize our Water Bar pop-up, as well as custom-designed workshops, public engagements, and other creative services.

Arts & Culture

We collaborate with other artists and arts-based organizations to develop public art projects and programs at the intersection of art 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 environment, 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.