Storm Drain Art Project

In 2016, RVA H2O organized a very successful storm drain art project, with 6 storm drains being painted in order to raise awareness about pollution and the effect that we have on the James River Parks System. Over 55 submissions were received, and 6 finalists were voted on to turn their works of art into reality.

With works such as “Clean Through The Drain” by Melissa Geedy (pictured above), it is no surprise that Richmond was awarded the National Environmental Achievement Award (NEAA) by the National Association of Clean Water Agencies (NACWA) for this project!

With such success, The Richmond City Department of Public Utilities has decided to host a second annual Storm Drain Art Project in 2017! From now until April 17th, local artists aged 18 and older are encouraged to submit their art under the theme “It All Drains To The James.” Four finalists will be chosen this May, who will go on to paint their works on public storm drains in order to educate the public about how important stopping the flow of pollutants to our waterways is!

To view all of the 2016 winners and learn more about submitting designs of your own, visit the RVA H2O website.