June 22, 2018

Art for Science Mural Project

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS), a national science advocacy organization, recently awarded grants of up to $10,000 to six organizations and artists nationally to create public artworks that highlight the importance of science in line with the goals of the Science Rising movement.

Resident Arts was one of the recipients of this grant and completed the production of a large-scale mural on the MKT trail underpass on Elm St. in partnership with the city’s Office of Sustainability, Department of Parks and Recreation, and The Hinkson Creek Restoration Project.  A team of 5 artists worked to create a design, receive community feedback, and produce the mural which aligned with the city’s Climate Action and Adaptation Plan (CAAP), and showcases the science-based actions that individuals can take to participate in the initiatives discovered through the planning process which is taking place simultaneously.