Downtown Decatur Hydrant Art

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Want to bring a happy, colorful face lift to public infrastructure? The City of Decatur is seeking artists, individuals or groups, to decorate the City’s fire hydrants. Artists must be old enough to paint.

In order to be a part of the hydrant art brigade, the artist must agree to the following:

  • Fill out and return the Hydrant Art Registration form
  • Per the Insurance Service Office (ISO), the bonnet (top cap of the hydrant) must stay the color that currently exists.
  • The fire hydrant may not be opened, operated, or tampered by the artist.
  • No vulgarity or inappropriate content is allowed. 
  • Business logos are not permitted.
  • Artist must supply all paint and materials.
  • Artist will work with the City to determine a painting date.

Please submit your registration by email to or return to Fire Station 1 located at 230 E. Trinity Place. The City will notify artists that their work has been approved. 

Deadline to receive submissions is September 28, 2018.  


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