Photo provided by UpStream Art in Northwest Arkansas, Photo by Ironside Photography.

the 2017 Storm Drain Art PROJECT

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities wrapped up its second annual Storm Drain Art Project in June 2017. Local artists 18 and older were invited to submit storm drain designs following the theme “It All Drains to the James.” A panel of judges, including members of the Richmond Public Arts Commission, chose five finalists to paint their art on storm drains along N. Harrison St. and W. Grace St. in Richmond, VA! The five 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.