Storm Drain Art Project 2022

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 and at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds in 2021. 

This year, five designs will be painted at Olympic College's Bremerton campus.


Artists are invited to submit mural designs in May. A panel of judges from the stormwater division, and Olympic College will review and select five designs. Priority will be given to Olympic College students and/or staff.

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

Applications are no longer being accepted for 2022. Please check back in April 2023 for next year's project. 


 Contact Information

Kym Pleger
Education & Outreach Coordinator

Important Dates

Applications Due: Extended to May 8

Artists Notified: June 3

Painting Day: July 20