The newest cohort of Master Water Stewards (MWS) are taking art to the streets. The artist-focused initiative — Art for Water — aims to engage artists of all mediums around the three pillars of the MWS program: water science, outreach to community members for behavior change, and making the land/water connection. Online coursework and in-person meetings will equip artists to use their art as an outreach tool. After coursework is complete, artists will design and implement a public “capstone” art project/performance that inspires behavior change related to water health.
The inaugural artist cohort of MWS kicked off on February 25 with an in-person class where the artists met each other, got the lay of the land, and had a chance to create art together.
Freshwater is partnering with Hennepin County on this artist-led initiative, which provides stipends for the artists’ time and materials.
See photos from the first class.