Created By: PocketSights Ruthmere Tours
The Storm Drain Art Project is an opportunity to celebrate Elkhart's rivers and discover ways for residents and visitors to work together to protect these beautiful water resources.
Storm drains keep roads safe by draining rainwater and snowmelt away from travel lanes. As this water flows from the road, it also transports rubber, trash, soil, grass clippings, and other pollutants with it. Since most storm drains are connected directly to our rivers, this drainage can then become a significant source of pollution.
The City of Elkhart Stormwater Utility teamed up with local artists to provide educational artwork on sidewalks next to eight storm drains in downtown Elkhart. These messages should help connect all of us to these important local water resources through recreation, protection, or natural wonder.
The City of Elkhart is thankful for all of the time and effort put into this important public education project by the artists and to the sponsors for their financial support. Thank you also to the Ruthmere Museum for putting together this App to share the project information with the public.
1 - Artist: Sidney Perkins, Sponsor: Crowe LLP
2 - Artists: Corvilla Inc.Studio Five 9, Sponsor: The Electric Brew
3 - Artist: Gina Neal, Sponsor: Anonymous
4 - Artist: Rylee Olmstead, Sponsor: Ruthmere Museum
5 - Artists: West Side Middle School Art Club , Sponsor: Alpha Rho of Elkhart Chapter Tri Kappa
6 - Artist: Leah Borden, Sponsor: ADEC Inc.
7 - Artist: Brenda Overbey, Sponsor: Hopman Jewelers
8 - Artist: Della Prine, Sponsor: Jones Petrie Rafinski, Corp.