Storm Drain Murals Application

Request for Qualifications

Calling all Triangle Area Artists

We’re looking for a Triangle-based artist or artist teams to paint murals on sidewalks around storm drains in Chapel Hill. The storm drain murals will be about 6’ in diameter, intended to last a few years, and designs should be fun, eye-catching, and themed around the environment and protecting our local waterways. 

Community Arts & Culture aims to inspire creativity and celebrate community for a better Chapel Hill.  We value inclusion, experience, and understanding, and encourage submissions of work to reflect these values.

STIPEND: $1,300 total to develop a design with stakeholder input and paint the mural around the storm drain

ELIGIBILITY: Artists and artists teams must reside within a 40 miles radius of Chapel Hill and submit application materials following the specifications listed below.

DEADLINE: 5 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022

Storm drain murals above (right to left) feature Katarina Antal in Goshen, IN, Henry Marnghitr in Rockville, MD, and Jane Mudd in Columbia, MO.


The Town of Chapel Hill reserves the right to refuse any or all submissions or works, to refuse any finalist, and to waive informalities in procedures should it be determined that submissions or works are not adequate, or for any other reason prior to a written arrangement being reached.