Calling all artists!
Between now and Wednesday, June 9, 2021, the City of Springfield’s Stormwater Team is looking for artists of all ages and from any Oregon location to apply for our summer mural-painting project, UpStream Art. Are you an artist who paints? Do you care about community and the environment? This is the project for you!
Up to five artists will be selected to participate and compensated $1,000 each for painting storm drain murals near Agnes Stewart Middle School on S. 32nd Street this September.
These murals increase awareness of the connection between City streets and local waterways, with the goal of inspiring community members to do their part in preventing pollutants from entering neighborhood storm drains. This is important because, as rain washes over hard surfaces, it collects contaminants such as weed killers, vehicle fluids, bacteria from pet waste, soaps from car washing, litter, and more. These pollutants flow into storm drains and out to the Willamette and McKenzie Rivers, harming the waterways we all enjoy.
Please consider applying to participate in this creative opportunity for our community and to help the environment!