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.
Three storm drains located on State Street near the Pine Bluff Civic Center complex are sporting new paint jobs after a couple of students at Pine Bluff High School and an art teacher at White Hall High School spent a number of hours decorating them.
Lee Anderson, the staff chair and Cooperative Extension Agent for Jefferson County, said the idea behind the art is to make people stop and think about where the water flows after it enters a storm drain.
Area artists are invited to apply for a chance to have their art displayed to the public in a Drain Smart Art project.
The Southeast Arkansas Stormwater Education program and the Jefferson County Cooperative Extension Service, part of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service’s statewide network, announced the project.