The 350 Wisconsin Art Collective is a group of fun-loving people who are passionate about averting the climate crisis through the use of creative, humorous, and artistic means.

We believe that using the arts in activism provides an effective way to get people’s attention and to inspire, surprise, or at the very least pique curiosity, thus making them more receptive to our message and more likely to take action. We’ve used all sorts of visual art, graphic design, kite-flying, projections, dance, song, and skits/street theater to communicate — and we are always looking for new ideas!

We sometimes plan actions on our own but often participate in national initiatives, supporting 350 Wisconsin’s other campaign teams.

Pssst….!! You don’t have to be an artist to join us!! We can use help in all sorts of roles — there’s a place for everyone! Contact Russ Bennett at for more information or to join us.

And before you go, listen to an interview with Collective members Dianne Brakarsh and Russ Bennett and watch the slideshow below, and then check out the videos of our street theater and flashmobs here!

  • The river and its creatures, Gichi-gami Gathering to Stop Line 3, Duluth, WI, 9/28/19. Photo: Monika Blazs.