PHOTOS | RVAH2O
Taken by ACYC Staff
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
FRIDAY | OCTOBER 16, 2020
Call for Artists Opens
FRIDAY | JANUARY 8, 2021
FRIDAY | APRIL 16, 2021
Selected Artwork Announced
APRIL 22 - 24, 2021
Artists Paint the Drains
The Arts Council of York County's newest public art project is centered around local water heritage and water quality. The ACYC accepted design concepts from regional artists to enhance storm drains in Old Town Rock Hill, SC.
Selected artists turn their concepts into reality in the form of small-scale, semi-permanent, outdoor murals that adorn Old Town storm drains, raising awareness and educating the public about the effects of stormwater runoff on water quality.
Why Storm Drains?
Storm drains lead directly to our waterways. Each time it rains, trash and pollutants on our streets are washed into the storm drains and are carried into our rivers, streams, and lakes. Stormwater pollution can significantly degrade our fish and wildlife habitat, our drinking water, and recreational opportunities. By painting Rock Hill’s storm drains, we are reminding residents that our neighborhoods are all connected to our rivers, streams, and lakes.
Old Town Rock Hill, SC | 2 new drain locations will be added annually.
Black Street at Sweet Tea Cafe
Caldwell Street at The Gettys Center
Keep the Catawba Clean
Don’t Clog the Catawba
Only Rain Down the Drain
Environmental Protection: The importance of clean water
York County/Catawba River Ecosystems: Local wildlife/habitats and natural beauty
The Arts Council of York County's Storm Drain Art Project was inspired by other initiatives such as RVAH2O, Up Stream Art, Blue Water Baltimore, and the cities of Thornton, Malibu, Sioux Falls, Pueblo, and Keizer.
Please contact the Arts Council of York County
803-328-2787 | Melanie Cooper at email@example.com