About the Project
Friends of the Rivers (FOR) is proud to announce the Clean Drains Fort Wayne Project, a community art undertaking to educate Fort Wayne about the connection between our storm drains and rivers. We are engaging with the community and asking interested artists to submit design ideas to add educational artwork around the storm drains within Fort Wayne neighborhoods (see examples below or in printable pdf here)!
3-year Project Goals:
1. Raising community awareness that only rain should flow into drains
2. Beautify and clean-up our neighborhoods’ landscapes and drains
3. Engage neighborhood residents in a meaningful project
4. Keep our rivers clean
What We Provide
Selected artist or creative team will be provided with a toolkit that will contain:
o Drain location assignment; site prepared by FOR
o Paint (primary colors; red, blue, yellow, white, and black)
o Miscellaneous painting supplies
o $150 gift (Given to artists at September 26th event at Promenade Park)
Theme & Eligibility
Be River SmART, only YOU can protect Fort Wayne's rivers! Be a friend of the rivers and submit your storm drain art design. Murals may include messages or images that celebrate the health of our rivers and suggest or state that only rain should flow into storm drains. Storm drain art should depict and/or include a storm water awareness message, such as "Only Rain in the Drain," "Drains to the River" "Only H2O Down the Drain" "Woodland Park is River SmART" "Don't Dump Down the Drain" or your own unique message. The storm drain design should be painted adjacent to a storm drain on the sidewalk and curb (painting on the street or on the metal drain is not permitted).
Artists should be 18 or older, artists must install their work within the week of September 10-19, and artist must use the supplies provided by FOR to install their mural.
Application Deadline: July 10, 2021
All artists will be notified about status of application in July 2021
Mural Installation: September 10 – 19, 2021
Recognition & Celebration Event: September 26, 2021
Please submit your application on JotForm
VIEW THE STORM DRAIN TEMPLATE HERE