Artists paint colorful reminders by storm drains

Artists paint colorful reminders by storm drains

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Artists hope a colorful display will help fight pollution.
CHAMPAIGN-URBANA -- Artists hope a colorful display will help fight pollution. Theresa Laumann is one of several people beautifying storm drains in the area. The point is to decorate the drains and bring attention to garbage which sometimes clogs them.

Laumann says the idea inspired her to show what happens when trash fills them up. She hopes the bright colors and her slogan catches peoples’ eyes.

"I feel like they'll take away just this very simple, you know, maybe catch phrase, 'Think Before You Throw.' And I think that hopefully that will stick with some people," said Laumann.

The UI partnered with several groups including the Public Art League, City of Champaign and the Urbana Park District for the project. Laumann says a map will be designed to help people search for all the artwork later this fall.
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