Storm Drain Art Project 2021

A storm drain that is painted with a giant red octopus and swimming in clean blue water

Art for Clean Water:  connecting storm drains to Puget Sound

Love murals? Want to protect our local streams and Puget Sound? Kitsap County Public Works Stormwater Division is seeking Puget Sound artists to transform storm drains into public works of art. 

Kitsap County introduced the Art for Clean Water project in 2019 in Keyport. Additional designs were installed in Manchester in 2020. This year, five designs will be painted at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds.


The contest opens on Friday, May 14, 2021 and submissions will be due Friday, June 11.

These public art and stormwater education installations help connect the community to our local water resources. The designs illustrate themes about:

  • Stormwater Pollution: Puget Sound Starts Here…at our storm drains
  • Environmental Protection: Our Kitsap County waterways are resources worth protecting
  • Local ecosystems:  Preventing stormwater pollution protects orcas, salmon and human health

Five artists will be selected to apply their design to a storm drain at the fairgrounds in August 2021. Winning artists receive $200.

Follow Kitsap County on Facebook or Instagram to watch the project come to life in August!

 Previous Mural Designs

 Contact Information

Kym Pleger
Education & Outreach Coordinator

Call to Artists submissions are due Friday, June 11, 2021.