Calling All Artists and Experts: The Central Elements!


The Central Elements is a vivid street scape of painted storefront windows representing science through the partnership of an expert, artist, and a chemical element. This event is a collaboration of the Cambridge Science Festival (CSF), Central Square Business Association (CSBA), and the Central Square Cultural District (C2CD) to use Central Square as a cultural lab to further the CSF and C2CD mission to make STEAM accessible, engaging, and fun for all!


Each window will represent different chemical elements and include a blurb with more information and opportunities to connect with the element/ art/ storefront and artist on-line and through social media. Call for Artists: Looking for artists who work in any medium that could be articulated and displayed in a storefront window.  Artist will pair with an expert on their chosen element or molecule. Would you like your class to participate? Sign up below! Call for Experts: Interested in unique science outreach and collaborations with artists and business owners?  Help the festival team curate a list of 15-20 interesting elements and molecules for artists to depict.  Pair with an artist to take over a storefront window with art and create a blurb description of the element or molecule with the artist. Minimum Commitment:

  • One introductory and brainstorming meeting with full group;
  • 2-3 meetings with your paired artist/expert;
  • Stand by your piece on Sunday, April 27, 2014 from 2-4pm.