Kitsap County News


​(Port Orchard, WA) - Local Puget Sound artists are converging on downtown Keyport to turn storm drains into public art. The artists were selected by a committee who reviewed a dozen submissions for proposed artwork on storm drains.

Kitsap County Public Works' Stormwater Division wanted the public art to emphasize the link between storm drains and surface waters and help connect the community to their local water resources. 

"We want to paint the picture that pollutants that make their way into storm drains end up in our local waters, affecting water quality, habitat and wildlife," said Michelle Perdue, Stormwater Monitoring and Outreach Manager. "The Keyport community is the perfect location for this project, with its walkable streets, enthusiastic community response, and direct connection to our natural waterways."

The event takes place 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Thursday, August 22. Spectators are encouraged to come watch the artwork take shape, encourage the artists, and vote for their favorite completed design at

For information about the event call 360.337.5777. You can see the other submitted ideas online at

Michelle Perdue | Stormwater Monitoring and Outreach Manager | 360.337.5777

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