Lynchburg artists paint to bring awareness of storm drains on Oct. 19

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Artists will be adding beauty to storm drains in the downtown area to bring attention to their important function.

Artists will be adding beauty to storm drains in the downtown area to bring attention to their important function. (Picture courtesy of MGN.)

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Artists will add beauty to storm drains in the downtown area to bring attention to their important function.

Six local artists were selected to paint storm drains from Fifth Street to Jackson Street starting at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 19. Motorists should expect a slow down in the area during that period.

Here are the artists selected to paint a storm drain.

Through art, organizers hope to emphasize the need to care for what goes into the city’s storm drains, which flows to the James River, a valuable natural resource, according to a statement from Lynchburg Water Resources.

Trash and chemicals that flow into the storm drains end up polluting the river and impacting communities living downstream, said the Lynchburg Water Resources.

The organizers of this project, which include the James River Council for Art and Humanities and Lynchburg Water Resources, hope that the installation helps to conserve the river through the public’s awareness.

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