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Indianapolis Skyline and White River
Center for Urban Ecology



StreamLines is an interactive, place-based project that uses the arts to advance the Indianapolis community’s understanding and appreciation of the city’s waterways. The project features art created for sites along six Indianapolis waterways, inviting the community to learn, explore, and experience the science of local water systems:

  • Five visual art installations by Mary Miss/City as Living Laboratory® (MM/CaLL)
  • A series of dance performances by Butler University Department of Dance
  • Six musical compositions curated by Michael Kaufmann/The Kinetic Project
  • A collection of poems penned by Indiana poets selected by Poets House

Follow StreamLines on Facebook and Twitter @StreamLinesIndy on Twitter. 

Get Involvedcue-streamines-people

The best way to get involved is to interact with the StreamLines art installations and performances yourself!  

  1. Visit the visual art installations.
  2. Use the interactive website and smart phone app to interact with the other art forms.
  3. Attend a series of events such as guided bike tours of the installations, quarterly Art+Science discussions at various Indianapolis Public Library branches, programming at The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and participation in community events related to Indianapolis' waterways.

In addition, local organizations and neighborhood groups are invited to create programming opportunities with the StreamLines project team. Contact Molly Trueblood for more information.

Faculty Leadership

Professor Travis Ryan, Department of Biological Sciences

Community Partnerships


National Science Foundation (NSF), Advancing Informal STEM Learning