Agar Art



What is Agar Art you ask? It is a perfect marriage of biology and art that everyone and anyone can get into. At BUGSS we have a collection of special microbes that produce and array of beautiful and striking colors. You will be able to use the tools and guidance provided by BUGSS to create your very own living work of art on agar plates! You may have seen the incredible works of art on petri dishes being shared all over social media? If not just Google image search “Agar Art” and be inspired.

Perhaps your art work has what it takes to enter the annual national ASM contest and win!? For full contest details (including Terms and Conditions) and examples of previous winners, see the Agar Art Website

We also offer Agar Art as private classes and workshops-reach out to us at