Applicants sought for UpStream initiative

Applications are now open until June 9 to be part of Springfield’s effort to beautify the city. 

The “Stormwater Team” is looking for artists of all ages and from anywhere in Oregon to join the summer mural-painting project, UpStream Art.

“This project is perfect for artists who paint and who care about the environment,” said Mary Healy, project lead. Five artists will be chosen and paid $1,000 each for painting murals around storm drains near Agnes Stewart Middle School.

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