Recruiting Volunteers for Hydrant Painting 

The City of Muskogee Fire Hydrant Art Project is recruiting volunteer artists for another round of fire hydrant painting in the downtown district on March 17.  The City of Muskogee and A More Beautiful Muskogee hope to get more people involved with the beautification by painting the fire hydrants in downtown.  The first and second round of artists painted 23 fire hydrants around the Art/Depot District.  The response was so overwhelming; a decision was made to schedule another weekend event.

The City of Muskogee will clean and prime the hydrants for painting.  The City of Muskogee will furnish the safety vests and basic colors of paint for use: black, white, yellow, turquoise, brown, bright blue, and plum.  The artists should provide any additional colors they wish to use, brushes, drop cloths, rags, and various containers to contain paint.  Also, a gallon of water is useful to clean brushes.

Any theme or picture is allowed as long as the images are not obscene or controversial.  The artists must submit their design or idea no later than March 10 to Karen Coker, kcoker@muskogeeonline.org  or Brandon Garner, bgarner@muskogeepd.org. Once the design is approved a fire hydrant will be designated for the graphic to be placed on.   

For more information on the fire hydrant painting, please contact Brandon Garner, 918-869-7870 or Karen Coker, 918-348-8159.