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the 2018 Storm Drain Art PROJECT

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities conducted its third annual Storm Drain Art Project in May and June 2018. Local artists 18 and older were invited to submit storm drain designs following the theme "You Are the Pollution Solution." City of Richmond staff chose four finalists to paint their art on storm drains in Richmond's Carytown district. Each of the four selected artists were compensated $400 for installing their art.

Creativity FOR a Cause

We need your art to paint a picture of how important it is to keep our river – and our drinking water – clean.

Our goal? To educate the public that pollutants that go into storm drains impact Richmond waterways. Whether storm drains carry stormwater directly into the James River or to a treatment plant – it affects our water supply. 

That’s why we need you. With the stroke of a brush, you can make a positive impact on keeping RVA and the James River safe and beautiful. It’s a chance to do something good while doing something you’re good at – ART. And have some good, clean fun along the way.