Storm Drain Mural Application

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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. 

Selected finalists will be paid $100 each to submit a mural design. Artists whose designs are selected will receive an all-inclusive stipend of $1,300 to incorporate stakeholder input, finalize design, and paint the mural around the designated storm drain.


PROJECT 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, December 19, 2022

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.

Storm drain murals below (left to right) feature art by Mayanthi Jayawardena, Nyssa Collins, and Elisabeth Flock.


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.

Storm Drain Murals Around Chapel Hill