Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case, it's a storm drain.

The City of Sioux Falls Public Works Environmental Division has announced the opportunity for local artists to paint five storm inlets in the downtown area.

Last year, nine stormwater inlets along downtown Sioux Falls streets were painted by local organizations and artists to draw attention to the City’s storm drainage system.

“Our hope is the art on these storm drains will bring attention to their purpose and prevent some of the pollutants from being discharged into the Big Sioux,” says City of Sioux Falls Sustainability Coordinator Jessica Lantgen.

A map with the sponsoring organization storm inlet assignments and photos of the artwork can be found at

City of Sioux Falls
City of Sioux Falls

Proposals are due by 5:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017.

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