Artist: Brenda Overbey, Sponsor: Hopman Jewelers

The Storm Drain Art Project

Artist: Brenda Overbey, Sponsor: Hopman Jewelers

Elkhart, Indiana 46514, United States

Created By: Ruthmere



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Don’t forget we’re below
only let the raindrops flow

Inspiration for the Artwork

The artwork, titled “Friends Below,” serves as a reminder to protect the little creatures in Elkhart's beautiful rivers. Elkhart has amazing entertainment for residents and guests to enjoy, including the Elkhart Jazz Festival, the Elkhart Riverwalk Grand Prix, and the Elkhart Artwalk. As the City plays, the river creatures receive everything flowing into the storm drains from our fun above. This piece was inspired by children playing in the shallow water at High Dive Park. It reminds us of the attribute that children and wildlife share, both are precious and worth protecting.

Artist Bio

Brenda J Overbey is an artist from Elkhart, Indiana. She is a lifelong self-taught artist. With her nest empty and nothing to lose, she decided that it was a perfect time to start her art journey. Brenda considers herself a painter at heart, but recently much of her work has been done on an Apple iPad with an Apple Pencil. Her future goals include painting murals and participating in temporary and permanent art installations. Brenda’s style infuses the wonder and colors of childhood and contrasts it with the unexpected. Her creatures and characters are meant to provoke the viewer to look closer and imagine the story behind the art.

About the Sponsor

Hopman Jewelers

Hopman Jewelers has served generations of families as their trusted jeweler for diamonds, fine jewelry, elegant watches, custom made style, and expert jewelry repairs.

100 North Main Street
Elkhart, IN 46516
(574) 293-3632

This point of interest is part of the tour: The Storm Drain Art Project


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