The purpose of the mural project is to raise public awareness about storm water runoff. When it rains, trash and pollutants on our streets are carried to drains that lead directly into nearby streams and ultimately to Lake Champlain. It is important for everyone to pitch in by properly disposing of trash, oils, paints and other household waste.
Of the designs received, two artists will be selected to paint their murals on sidewalks adjacent to storm drains. Each artist will receive a $250 stipend upon successful completion of their mural. In order to be selected the following conditions must be met:
- Artist must be available to paint their mural on Thursday, September 26th with a rain date of Friday, September 27th- Artwork must contain a storm water awareness message. It can be "Drains to Champlain" or your own, unique message.- Artists will be responsible for all paints, brushes, and supplies needed to paint their mural. Artists will receive guidance on which types of paint to purchase from the Stream Team coordinator.- Artists who live in Chittenden County, and especially in Shelburne are strongly encouraged to apply, but anyone is welcome to submit a design for consideration
The selection committee will utilize the following points system to choose final four designs:- Mural concept clearly conveys and communicates the importance of keeping waterways clean and/or not dumping materials down drains - 5 pts- Mural concept contains a catchy, environmental message - 5 pts- Mural can easily be painted on the sidewalk adjacent to the drain - 5 pts- Artist has a strategy for community involvement in their mural - 5 pts
All applications must be received before midnight on September 9th, 2019
For examples of storm drain art in other communities visit: https://nwaupstreamart.com/partners/
Rethink Runoff is a project to engage citizens across a nine-town area (Burlington, Essex, Essex Junction, Milton, Shelburne, South Burlington, Williston, Winooski, and Colchester) to implement projects to reduce nonpoint source pollution and storm water volume at the local level. The program is managed by the Chittenden County Municipal Separate Storm Sewer designated towns and run by the Winooski Natural Resources Conservation District.
Thanks to the Town of Shelburne Department of Public Works for their collaboration in this effort.