Greenville County is looking for artists to make a splash in the form of decorative storm drain murals.
The official call for artists is seeking original work of educational value to adorn storm drains along roadways.
Proposed art should “connect our community to local water resources,” according to a statement from the county.
“In addition to their artistic value, painted storm drains serve as important educational tools to address stormwater pollution,” the statement said.
A panel of judges, including employees and representative from municipal governments, will select six winners, who will be notified in April. Work will be installed sometime in May.
Winning artists will receive a stipend of $500 for the design and installation of the work. Artists can submit up to five designs for consideration. Any submissions from students high school age or younger must be sponsored by a separate adult.
Designs for art should meet the following criteria:
- Must be original
- Should work to educate and engage residents on themes of stormwater pollution, environmental protection and/or Greenville ecosystems
- Should add beauty to the community
- Must fit within the designated space and use all parts of the drain
- Can’t be advertisements or used to promote businesses
- Can’t use brands or trademarks
- Can’t incorporate physical objects attached to drains
- Must be family friendly
The deadline to submit a proposal is Friday, March 20, 2020, at 5 p.m. An application can be found at greenvillesoilandwater.com/stormdrainproject.