Between now and June 14, the City of Springfield’s Stormwater Team is looking for Oregonian artists to apply for this summer’s storm drain mural-painting project, UpStream Art.
“This project is perfect for artists who love to paint and who care about protecting the environment,” said Peter Jaeger, an Environmental Technician who leads the project. Four artists will be selected to participate and compensated $1,000 each for painting murals around four strategically selected storm drains in north Springfield. Artists will paint their murals July 20-21 and the public will be invited to watch.
Every summer since 2016, the City of Springfield has commissioned artists to use their creativity and decorate our storm drains and walkways with these beneficial messages. Currently there are 33 UpStream Art murals, located in downtown Springfield, at the Booth-Kelly Trailhead of the Mill Race path, near Willamalane’s Adult Activity Center at Island Park, and near Agnes Stewart Middle School.
For more information, visit our UpStream Art page.