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Posted on: April 27, 2022

The City announces call for artists for storm drain art project

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The City announces call for artists for storm drain art project

 

SAVANNAH (April 27) – The City of Savannah is seeking proposals from local artists to install painted artwork on ten storm drains in the Vernon River Watershed to promote awareness and protection of Savannah’s waterways.

 

Since 2005, Casey Canal, which runs into the Vernon River, has been on the state's impaired waterways list. The City of Savannah is seeking bold and original designs that call attention to our waterways, reducing pollution, and protecting our local ecosystems. The City’s Cultural Resources and Water Resources departments are working together for this project

 

“These drains that sit outside our homes, schools, parking lots, and places of work may go unnoticed, but they are an important connection to a vital resource,” said Water Resources Environmental Manager, Laura Walker.

 

“If only rain flows into these drains, our rivers stay healthy. With the new artwork, we hope to bring awareness to pollution and vibrancy to our storm drains while creating opportunities for local artists,” said Stuart Miller, Cultural Resources Director.

 

Proposals from Chatham County artists of all backgrounds and abilities are welcomed. Submissions are accepted online through Sunday, June 5, 2022 with an expected install date for selected artwork in mid-September.

 

Learn more about the project requirements and submission guidelines at savannahga.gov/stormdrainart. Artists are encouraged to attend the online information session on Wednesday, May 4, at noon. Email scacmarketing@savannahga.gov or call 912-651-6783 to RSVP.

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