Storm Drain Art

Storm Drain Art

For this project, the City of Dublin is seeking artists to paint functional murals directly adjacent to 10-20 storm drain inlets throughout Dublin. This unique project would include soliciting artists/muralists to complete the design and painting of each storm drain inlet. Storm Drains are the initial inlets that allow for rainwater to enter local waterways before eventually flowing to the San Francisco Bay. Pollutants, such as motor oil, pet waste, and other sediment and urban chemicals, also make their way into stormwater systems. The addition of artistic murals to storm drain inlets will help raise awareness and improve water quality in local watersheds and the San Francisco Bay. 

Artists are encouraged to be as creative as possible when approaching this project. The proposed design should help raise awareness and improve water quality in local watersheds and the San Francisco Bay. Site-specific proposals and general proposals that the City may display at its sole discretion are acceptable. Artists are responsible for preparing, painting, and sealing the storm drain art. 

Call for Artists

The City of Dublin invites qualified professional artists and student artists working under the supervision of a professional artist or art teacher to submit designs for an upcoming unique temporary art project. Temporary art displays are a great way to bring public art to City parks, streets, and facilities, define neighborhoods, and bring culture to the community. 

Because of the nature of this project, artists will be provided with the paint to be utilized. The City intends to provide SUNSHIELD 3800 by Davlin Coatings, or similar. Red, yellow, blue, white, and black paint will be provided, and artists are expected to mix paint as needed to achieve desired colors. 

Stipends of $500 will be provided to selected artists or artist teams. Artists may submit up to five (5) proposals and be selected for up to three (3). The stipend will be paid for each selection ($1,500 max). 

Call to Artists Application

Deadline to submit a proposal is November 15, 2023, by 4:00 p.m. PST.

Contact Us:

For more information on the Storm Drain Art Project please contact or call 925-556-4500.