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

the 2017 Storm Drain Art PROJECT

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The City of Richmond Department of Public Utilities is proud to announce the second annual Storm Drain Art Project. Local artists 18 and older are invited to submit storm drain designs between now and April 17. The theme is “It All Drains to the James.” A panel of judges, including members of the Richmond Public Arts Commission, will choose four finalists to paint their art on storm drains in Richmond this May! The four selected artists will be compensated with $400 for their materials, time and work.

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. In fact, all four of the storm drains we’ve chosen for the contest carry stormwater directly into the James River – and into 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.

 

Voting opens May 21

Once the four winners paint their drains, it’s up to you to show the love! Vote for the design you like best right here on our site starting May 21. The artist who gets the most votes will have his or her work displayed on downtown Richmond billboards this summer!