Artists can enter stormwater education mini-mural contest

click to enlarge This photo shows a blank sign stand for the stormwater education mobile mini-mural contest.
This photo shows a blank sign stand for the stormwater education mobile mini-mural contest.


Artists can submit designs through Aug. 5 for a mini-murals public art project in Moscow.

Mobile mini-murals on sign stands will be placed near highly visible storm drain inlets to help explain the function of the city’s storm sewer system and its connection to local streams, according to a city of Moscow news release.



As many as two artists will be selected to install hand-painted murals on city-provided sign blanks to be displayed for two to four years. Proposals are accepted at bit.ly/MoscowMiniMurals.

Youth and adult artists who live in Latah, Nez Perce, Asotin, Whitman or Nez Perce counties and Coeur d’Alene tribal members are eligible to enter.



Two designs will be chosen for installation, and each selected artist will receive an honorarium of $300 when the artwork is complete.

The murals will help the city meet a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirement to conduct public education and outreach about stormwater runoff, which affects water quality in streams and rivers, according to the news release.

Contest submissions should address the impact stormwater — often polluted by waste such as trash, cigarette butts, sediment, nutrients from fertilizer and dog waste, oil and paint — has on the ecosystem and communicate the shared responsibility to protect resources.

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