Paint Out Pollution
Did you know stormwater that runs off impervious surfaces, such as driveways, streets, and parking lots, is a threat to the health of the James River? Every time it rains, stormwater carries pollutants into the James River and its tributaries.
Paint Out Pollution is a project that increases public awareness of stormwater pollution and celebrates the native plant and animal species that call the James River home through storm drain art. Several local artists have created artwork of native plant and animal species that were converted to stencils. Volunteers use the stencils and spray paint to install art on storm drains across the Richmond region.
Help the James River Association and Art on Wheels Paint Out Pollution!
The James River Association and Art on Wheels are hosting a silent auction to support Paint Out Pollution. The public is invited to bid on artwork of native animal species created by artists Genesis Chapman, Aijung Kim, Amelia Blair Langford, Kevin Orlosky, Travis Robertson, and Jennifer Thompson. The silent auction begins Friday, November 30, and culminates with an event at Richmond’s Stone Brewing Co. on Wednesday, December 5 from 6:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Individuals interested in bidding on artwork but not able to attend the event can bid online via the website below.
Stormwater is a threat to the health of the James River. Help us increase awareness of stormwater pollution!
Sign up to Paint Out Pollution at an upcoming installation event.
Genesis Chapman - Bald Eagle
Genesis Chapman - Common Green Darner (Dragonfly)
Genesis Chapman - Common Snapping Turtle
Genesis Chapman - Spotted Salamander
Aijung Kim - American Mink
Aijung Kim - Atlantic Sturgeon
Aijung Kim - Belted Kingfisher
Aijung Kim - Eastern River Cooter
Amelia Blair Langford - American Eel
Amelia Blair Langford - Blueback Herring
Amelia Blair Langford - North American Beaver
Amelia Blair Langford - River Otter
Travis Robertson - Eastern Painted Turtle
Travis Robertson - Mallard
Travis Robertson - Prothonotary Warbler
Travis Robertson - Wild Celery
Jennifer Thompson - Blue Crab
Jennifer Thompson - Mayfly
Jennifer Thompson - Monarch
Jennifer Thompson - Red Fox
Kevin Orlosky - Channel Catfish
Kevin Orlosky - Northern Water Snake
Kevin Orlosky - Osprey
Paint Out Pollution is a partnership between the James River Association and Art on Wheels. If you have any questions about the project, contact Justin Doyle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Did you know you can contribute to a healthy James River at home by becoming a River Hero Home? Visit www.JamesRiverHero.org to learn more.