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.
2021 LOCATIONS | MAP IT
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
2021 STORM DRAIN ART
City of Rock Hill Stormwater
by Angela Jordan
Location | East Black Street at Sweet Tea Café
About the Art | City of Rock Hill Stormwater is a playful education and outreach storm drain design, designed to inform the public of the City of Rock Hill Stormwater.
About the Artist | Angela Johnson has always been able to see beauty in everything. A native to Rock Hill, Johnson holds a B.A. in Art from Winthrop University. Angela works for the City of Rock Hill, where she focuses on education and outreach for the City of Rock Hill. Johnson’s creativity knows no bounds. During her time away from work, she can be found creating everything from fine art portraits to fun crafts.
by Diane Ramirez-Harrison
Location | Caldwell Street at The Gettys Center
About the Art | Diane Ramirez-Harrison’s design illustrates the connectivity between humans, environment, plants, and animals. She featured the Rocky Shoals Spider Lily, the endangered Carolina Heelsplitter, and Bog Turtles in her design – all are native to the Catawba River.
About the Artist | Diane Ramirez-Harrison is a teacher, and a visual artist. Originally from Arizona, she has lived and worked in Charlotte for the last fifteen years. Working on community projects allows Ramirez-Harrison to use her gifts to give back to her community.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org