Seal-Krete Partners with UpStream Art to Color and Protect Storm Drains

'Heart of Dickson' by Tina Oppenheimer, Fayetteville, Ark.

UpStream Art, a project of the University Of Arkansas Division Of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, has been using Seal-Krete products to protect murals on storm drains. The murals communicate the function and importance of storm drains.

'Happy Fish' by Jeffi O’Kane, Fayetteville, Ark.
Tina Oppenheimer’s Heart of Dickson located at West Ave. & Dickson St. in Fayetteville

Using both Seal-Krete‘s Clear-Seal and Clear-Grip as a topcoat, the artists have painted 19 murals. The concrete-and-iron storm drains are found throughout northwest Arkansas.

The murals represent the effect of the pollution in storm water runoff such as plants, fish, animals, and people. The purpose is to both drive observers to stop and think about where the water flows. It enters the storm drain and to discourage storm water runoff pollution.

The Upstream Art murals represent those who are affected by the polluted storm water runoff such as plants, fish, animals, and people.  The UpStream Art team has been using Seal-Krete products since 2012 and is very happy with the results. “One storm drain even had major construction with heavy equipment driving all around the drain. Clear-Seal kept the art safe without a chip,” said program associate Jane Maginot in a news release.

Photos courtesy of University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture/UpStream Art.

About UpStream & U of A System Division of Agriculture

Partners in this project include the City of Bella Vista, City of Bentonville, City of Fayetteville, City of Springdale, Fayetteville Underground. As well as The Jones Center, University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture Cooperative Extension Service, Walton Arts Center Artosphere, Seal Krete, and the Northwest Arkansas Stormwater Education Program.

For more information, contact Jane Maginot, Washington County extension office, 479-444-1755, or by email at [email protected]

The Cooperative Extension Service is part of the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. It offers programs to all eligible persons regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, or veteran status. Or any other legal status, and is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer.

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