Public Art With An Environmental Message

Friends of the St. Clair River has launched the Thumb Coast Storm Drain Art Project, a new public art initiative with an environmental message. Murals painted on sidewalks and streets are bringing awareness to the connectivity between storm drains and our rivers. A painted storm drain reminds us that what goes into the drain ends up in our rivers. untreated. Artist's designs reflect messages of keeping our water clean, like "only rain in the drain", "be the solution to pollution", and "we're all downstream". When people make the storm drain-river connection, they are more likely to help keep them clean. Dozens of youth and adult artists are bringing their art to life at twenty-four storm drain locations in Port Huron, St. Clair, and Marine City throughout the summer.

2022 Storm Drain Murals

 
  • Alyssa Crowley - St. Clair

    Alyssa Crowley – St. Clair

  • Amanda Watson – Marine City

  • Amanda Watson – St. Clair

  • Avery Campbell – Port Huron

  • Corey Hostetter – Marine City

  • Design by SK Mabry Painted by Jacqueline Neisz – Marine City

  • Donna Mitchell-Collins – Port Huron

  • Donna Mitchell-Collins – St. Clair

  • Edward Lee – Port Huron

  • Ellen Conard – Port Huron

  • Grace Mason – St. Clair

  • Josie Dimick – Marine City

  • Kayla Faust – Port Huron

  • Kayla Harms – St. Clair

  • Kayla Kaercher – St. Clair

  • Leslie Cieplechowicz – Marine City

  • Logan Drinkwine – Marine City

  • Marilyn Wynne – Port Huron

  • Maxie Masters – St. Clair

  • Megan Strachan – Port Huron

  • Meghan Burns – St. Clair

  • Skyler Heslop – Marine City

  • Teagan Georgia – St. Clair



Storm Drain Artists at Work - Summer 2022

 

2022 Project Summery

Learn more about the art and the artists of 2022 Storm Drain Mural Project, as well as how to sponsor a new storm drain mural in your community.

Download more information here.

 
 

Teachers, bring storm drain art to your school!

Provide students with a unique artistic opportunity and sponsor a storm drain at your school! Students can design and paint a storm drain, while learning more about the storm drain to river connection.

Download more information here.

 
 

Design A Drain!

Test your designs on our storm drain art coloring page! Sometimes it's easier when you can see what you're working with, so use the coloring page to see what your design could look like on a storm drain!

Download the coloring page to get started.

 

 

Project Summary
The Thumb Coast Storm Drain Art Project is a public environmental art initiative with a call to action. Through art blended with education we can create positive change to improve waterways, protect fish and wildlife, and provide safe drinking water. This project pairs mentor artists working with youth to create career exposure and civic engagement opportunities.

Project Partners
The Storm Drain Art Project is spearheaded by Friends of the St. Clair River with collaboration from the River Rec Teen Zone, local Downtown Development Authorities, Blue Water Creatives, and the St. Clair Art Association. Representatives from each organization will determine the winning designs.

Project Funding
Funding for this project is provided by the Community Foundation of St. Clair County - Blue Water Arts Committee, River Rec Teen Zone, St. Clair Art Association, and the City of Port Huron. This is only the third project of it's kind in Michigan. - thank you for your support!

Organization Information
Founded in 2007, Friends of the St. Clair River is the Thumb Coast’s largest environmental nonprofit. Our mission is to protect and restore the St. Clair River watershed through community education, environmental monitoring, hands-on stewardship, and advocacy. We are committed to helping communities make the best decisions for rivers and clean water so that green solutions become the preferred way to improve our quality of life.

Questions? Reach out to Lydia Nicholas, Environmental Field Technician, at lydia@scriver.org