The 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. The Rain Barrel Art Project desires to educate people on environmental issues like stormwater runoff, watersheds and water conservation.
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 on residential and commercial landscaping, even though they conserve water and save money. The “Save Local Waters” initiative believes that producing beautiful artistic rain barrels that have unique painted details will make them more desirable and naturally increase interest to promote their use.
This year, Ms. Kopf’s Painting and Mixed Media students and Ms. Schorsch’s NAHS students created 4 Rain Barrels for the event. The Rain Barrels will be on display at the Cincinnati Zoo from April 1st-25th and the online auction will take place from April 15th-25th. On April 25th all auctions will be final and an Artist Reception will take place at the Party for the Planet.