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Announcing The 2016 Storm Drain Art Project

CALLING ALL ARTISTS: Anyone want to paint a storm drain?

If so, the City of Richmond’s RVA H2O program is sponsoring an initiative to allow you to submit your original ideas, and if selected, you will be able to paint your art on a storm drain.

THE DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES IS: MONDAY, MAY 30, AT MIDNIGHT.

Here are the details From the City:

“The Richmond City Department of Public Utilities is proud to announce the first annual Storm Drain Art Project. Local artists 18 and older are invited to submit storm drain designs between now and May 30. This year’s theme is “It All Drains to the James.” A panel of judges, to include the Richmond Public Art Commission, will then choose five winners to paint their art on storm drains along Tredegar Street in downtown Richmond this June! The five selected artists will each receive a $300 stipend for their materials, time and work.

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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 five 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.”

Don’t forget to submit your artwork by May 30th here. As inspiration, here are some cool ideas that have been done in other cities.

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

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