The Artful Inlets program is a partnership between the Norman Arts Council, Public Arts Board, and City of Norman to transform city storm drains into works of public art. The goal of this program is to educate the public about the harmful effects that pollutants that wash into storm drains have on our local water quality and transform city storm drains into works of public art.
As of January 2021, ten Artful Inlets had been painted on Main Street in downtown Norman. The goal is to add five more Artful Inlets each year across the city. In 2021, Artful Inlets will be painted on locations along Legacy Trail west of Jones Avenue from Main Street to Acres Street. Each Artful Inlet has a stormwater and/or water quality theme.
This year's selected artists are:
Bonnie Amspacher & Michael Wilson - "Happy Roots" Ken Hall - "Cool by the Pool" Aurora Land - "Green and Clean" Laura Nelsen - "Drainage" Chase Spivey - "The Message is the Medium" Ame Aziere - "Here Be Monsters"
To view a gallery of all the Artful Inlets murals, as well as an interactive map showing you where you can see the pieces in person, visit our Story Map: https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/37a675ed6a4b4552935719b9387452d0