The city of Columbia has found a new way to replace damaged murals painted downtown.
In 2012, nine artists in the Columbia area painted murals on sidewalks behind storm drains. The project was collaboration with the Roots N’ Blues Festival. The artists chose imagery that promotes a cleaner environment and serve as reminders to viewers that what enters the storm drain systems flows directly into local creeks and streams.
But, three of those murals were damaged. City of Columbia stormwater educator Mike Heimos says drivers and the weather were the likely causes.