Storm Drain ArtWalk Contest / Calls & Submissions
The City of Federal Way is seeking artists who live and/or work in King County to paint small scale murals at four storm drain locations in Federal Way as part of its Storm Drain ArtWalk Project. The goal of the project is to help connect residents to our local waterways and to raise awareness about how the choices we make can impact the health of our waterways.
Why storm drains?
Storm drains are a critical, yet often overlooked piece of city infrastructure. They prevent flooding by carrying rainwater away from our communities and directly in our lakes, stream, and Puget Sound. Unfortunately the rainwater that flows into them can pick up pollutants along the way, such as car oil, pesticides, or dog poop. These pollutants then end up in local waterbodies, harming plants and wildlife and impacting recreational activities.
Storm drain art is a fun, create, visual way to engage the public inconversations about stormwater, while also communicating the values of our City and reminding residents that our neighborhoods are directly connected to our streams and to Puget Sound.
All artwork should address at least one of the following stormwater themes:
1. Puget Sound Starts Here
2. Only Rain Down the Drain
3. Water Connects All of Us
Submissions are due May 31st. Selected artists will be notified by June 19th. Each selected artist will receive a $1000 stipend for their work.