The City of Baytown is excited to announce the completion of the Goose Creek Trail Storm Drain Project, the latest in an ongoing effort to enrich and beautify the community through public art. The project spans the length of Goose Creek Trail on Emmett Hutto Boulevard between Rollingbrook Drive and West Baker Road and includes 13 painted storm drains.
In January of 2022, the City of Baytown announced a call for artists, inviting applicants as young as 14 to apply. Artists were asked to submit bold, eye-catching designs that incorporated the storm drain and followed an ecological theme. These art pieces serve as a reminder of the impact storm drains have on the health of our local waterways. The Public Art Visioning Committee, comprised of representatives from the Baytown’s art community, had the difficult task of choosing just 13 designs from over 60 that were submitted.
“Our first storm drain project was in Bergeron Park last January with just 3 storm drain murals,” said Sabrina Martin, Community Engagement Coordinator. “We were very excited to expand this idea into a 13-piece project that encourages activity along the Goose Creek Trail.”
A notable aspect of this project was the depth and breadth of experience and talent brought to the table by the artists. Ranging from high school and college art students to art teachers and professional artists, each contributor brought a unique and creative perspective to the project. The result is what the Public Art Visioning Committee sought to accomplish: a significant contribution to public art in Baytown.
The artists selected for this project are: Sarah Lopez, Sunflower; Cristina Martinez, Clean Ocean Devotees; Canace and Anna Morton, Contribute to Continuing; Dalia Sifuentes, Fish for a Cleaner Future; Karina Bhattacharya, Above and Below; Vianey Trejo, Rainy Day; Vianey Trejo, Water is Life; Magdalena Esparza, Turtle; Magdalena Esparza, Otter; Mysti Jamison, Love and Water; Hailey Grandstaff, Peyton Austin, Lilliane Blessing, Octopi; Yazli Gonzalez, Live on Earth, Love on Earth; Evelyn Brauet, Protect the Ocean.
For more information about Public Art in Baytown, please visit baytownengage.com/publicart or contact Community Engagement Coordinator Sabrina Martin at email@example.com.