The City of Dubuque announced today the concepts selected for the 2019 Storm Drain Art Mural Project. Congratulations to artists Emily Cotton Cram, Bryce D. Cox, and Leah Steed on their winning designs.
The artists will paint the murals between Sept. 9 - 30. "Catfish Blues" by Emily Cotton Cram will be painted on White St. near Fulton Elementary School, "A Littered Habitat" by Bryce Cox will be painted on Lincoln Ave. near Audubon Elementary School, and "Treasures of Iowa" by Leah Steed will be painted at the corner of 15th St. and Iowa St. near Jackson Park.
A total of 44 designs from 25 different artists were submitted. A panel of judges, comprised of members from the Arts and Cultural Affairs Advisory Commission and the Catfish Creek Watershed Management Authority Board, reviewed and scored the entries. Concepts were scored on their educational value, creativity, and aesthetic value. The goal of the murals is to raise awareness of storm drains as a connection to our local waterways.
Special thanks to Keep Iowa Beautiful and Diamond Vogel for supplying 8 gallons of paint for the Storm Drain Mural Project through the Paint Iowa Beautiful program. For more information, visit www.cityofdubuque.org/stormdrainmuralproject or call 563.690.6068.