This Rain Barrel Art Project was created to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley area through a creative and educational medium. Rain barrels continue to grow in popularity across the country. However, one of its biggest drawbacks is their dull appearance. Some people are less likely to use them given their negative aesthetic impact to residential and commercial landscaping, even though they conserve water and save money. We believe that producing beautiful artistic rain barrels that have unique painted details will make them more desirable and naturally increase interest to promote their use. The Rain Barrel Art Project desires to educate people on environmental issues like storm water runoff, watersheds and water conservation.
This year, the OHHS National Art Honor Society students will be creating 2 rain barrels and the OHHS Art teachers will be joining in the fun and creating one as well! The completed rain barrels will be on display at the Cincinnati Zoo from April 1st to April 23rd and auctioned off at Tunes and Blooms on the 23rd!
Check back for more images of the barrel progress soon or stop by the Creative and Performing Arts Festival on March 14th from 1-4pm to watch the barrels being painted by the artists!