***DEADLINE EXTENDED*** CALL FOR ARTISTS The Storm Drain Art Project focuses on educating the public about how our storm drains lead untreated water directly to our playas and streams. This year, we ask
CALL FOR ARTISTS
The Storm Drain Art Project focuses on educating the public about how our storm drains lead untreated water directly to our playas and streams.
This year, we ask that artists submit original artwork that depicts Lubbock’s notable landmarks, and references to our city’s history. We encourage looking to the downtown area for inspiration, including the Pioneer Hotel, West Table, etc. Your art should also incorporate themes of environmental preservation, pollution prevention, and water quality.
Your art must also incorporate this year’s slogan, “Flowing Into The Future”, either figuratively or literally.
Artist applications and more information about the project and selection process can be found at https://ci.lubbock.tx.us/departments/stormwater-compliance/storm-drain-art-project-2020
- We ask that our artists connect Lubbock’s history and notable landmarks to the importance of keeping our lakes and waters free of pollution.
- Presented by City of Lubbock Stormwater Compliance department and Civic Lubbock, Inc.
- Potential artists include all of YOU!
- Local artists will submit original mural ideas, which will educate the public about the connection between our storm drains and waterways. Seven artists will be selected to paint their murals live, and will be awarded with a $500 stipend sponsored by Civic Lubbock, Inc.
- This year’s drains are located in Downtown Lubbock, surrounding the Pioneer Hotel, Brewery LBK, and the West Table.
- Applications open NOW
- Applications due by March 2, 2020 (DEADLINE EXTENDED: 3/20/2020)
- 7 Winning artists selected by March 16, 2020
- Live mural painting during Drain Art Block Party April 2020 (Date TBD)
- In Lubbock, storm drains channel runoff directly to our rivers, lakes, and ponds. A misconception is that storm drains are “sewers” that lead to a wastewater treatment plant. This Project will educate people on the direct connection that storm drains have to our waterways.
January 28 (Tuesday) - March 20 (Friday)