Storm Drain Art Project 2019 call for artists

The City of Goshen is pleased to announce the return of a popular street art project to this community. The Storm Drain Art Project raises awareness that our local waters need to be protected from the pollutants that flow into storm drains. The theme of the project is “Our rivers are a resource worth protecting.”

Mayor Stutsman added, “In Goshen, artwork can be found in the most unexpected places. As storm drains are collecting stormwater to keep streets and the city from flooding, pollutants are also flowing into the rivers with that stormwater. Artwork next to storm drains will not only add vibrant color to the City, but also bring awareness to the importance of protecting our local waters from pollutants.  This project brings together the amazing talent of local artists with the important message to protect our local resources. I am never disappointed by the talent, spirit, and enthusiasm of the volunteers that continue to make our community a great place to live.”

In advance of the spring project, the City of Goshen is seeking artists who are interested in helping to transform eight of the City’s storm drains, in and around the downtown, into public works of art. Interested artists are encouraged to submit design proposals by midnight on Sunday, February 10. Proposals should include the following:

  • The applicant’s contact information, including their name, address, telephone number, and email address;
  • A description of any applicable art training or experience;
  • A short biography; and
  • Information about the proposed design as well as a color rendition with appropriate dimensions.

This information should be submitted via email to Michelle Kercher at Artists will be notified by March 1 of the City’s selections.

This vibrant community project is being made possible through coordination with My Community My Water LLC, local stormwater fees, the generosity of local businesses and community members, and the time and effort of local artists.

Complete rules are available at:, or on Goshen’s website at: