Brooklyn Park Artist Helps Create Storm Drain Mural
A local resident and a few of her friends are using art to create awareness about the environment. Instead of canvas, artists used a storm drain as their backdrop.
Several muralists, including children, painted over a storm drain which is located at River Park. It’s the first drain mural in Brooklyn Park.
Artists say they want to raise awareness about protecting natural resources and the water quality of the Mississippi River. Brooklyn Park resident Kim Carpenter spearheaded the project.
“We’ve heard from a lot of the neighbors on Mississippi lane, that they loved it and they were asking if they could have murals on their drains as well, so we’re hoping that there are lots of opportunities to not only do it in the west Mississippi watershed but throughout the city of Brooklyn Park,” said Carpenter.
The public can celebrate the art at an unveiling ceremony at River Park on Thursday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. Carpenter is hoping to get more funding to install more drain artwork.