The 2016 “Save Local Waters” Rain Barrel Project

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.
Rain Barrels will be displayed at the Cincinnati Zoo April 4th-21st and auctioned off at Rain Barrel Benefit Auction held during Tunes and Blooms on April 21st. Visit the OHHS Art and Design Facebook page for images of the progress!

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