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 its 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, OHHS artists in Ms. Kopf’s Painting and Public Art and Ms. Schorsch’s National Art Honor Society created 4 Rain Barrels for the event! Congratulations to all of the students who were selected by their peers to submit pieces for the jurying.
Completed Rain Barrels will be displayed at the Cincinnati Zoo from April 5th through 21st with the Online Auction on April 11th through 21st and Artist Reception on April 21st.
Congratulations to Lauren Brewer, Kaylee Butts, Stephanie Herold, and Riley Ludwig on the selection of their design by the “Save Local Waters” committee for this year’s event!