the 2019 Storm Drain Art PROJECT

The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities is conducted its fourth annual Storm Drain Art Project in Spring 2019. Local artists 18 and older were invited to submit storm drain designs following the theme "No Pollution = Cleaner Water Faster." The theme promotes the goals of the City of Richmond’s RVA Clean Water Plan, which is a 5-year roadmap of how to reduce pollutant discharges into the James River, starting with wastewater, stormwater and the combined sewer system. City of Richmond staff choose six finalists to paint their art on storm drains in Richmond's Scott’s Addition district. Each of the six selected artists will be 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.