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 were painted at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds & Events Center.
Artists were invited to submit mural designs in May. A panel of judges from the stormwater division, parks department and Central Kitsap community reviewed and selected five winning designs from a total of 19 submissions. Artists painted their designs in July 2021.
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 protectingLocal ecosystems:
Preventing stormwater pollution protects orcas, salmon and human health