Agar Art – Painting with Bacteria!

Counter Culture Labs
Counter Culture Labs
Public group

Counter Culture Labs, at the Omni Commons

4799 Shattuck Avenue · Oakland, CA

How to find us

Ring doorbell top right at corner door. Our lab is in the back.

Location image of event venue


Come and learn how to make colorful and unique living art. Design your own art piece using our colorful bacteria.
Counter Culture Labs has been partnering with the American Society for Microbiology for their yearly Agar Art Contest ( - last year we even won in the Maker division!

In this hands-on workshop, participants will be able to create their own works on provided Petri plates. After the workshop the plates will be stored at CCL, where they will continue to develop over the next several days.

Space is limited, so please RSVP asap, so we can keep track of total number of participants! Class fee is $10, but noone turned away for lack of funds.