LITTLE ROCK, Ark.- You may have seen several of them as on storm drains throughout the city – murals painted by a local artist.
On Monday, the top three winners for the 2019 Drain Smart Program were announced with the first-place winner receiving a $500 cash prize.
1st - Marcus Vasquez from Little Rock
2nd - Teddi Flowers from Bryant
3rd - April Smith from North Little Rock
The Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Education Program is seeking artists to paint murals with educational messages on storm drains.
The Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Education Program is seeking artists to paint murals with educational messages on storm drains in Pine Bluff, White Hall, and Jefferson County as part of the Drain Smart UpStream Art project.
The project is a combination of two programs: UpStream Art and Drain Smart.
Over the past few years, both programs have worked in different areas of the state to increase awareness about storm drains, and address the common misperception that they channel runoff into water treatment facilities.