Monday, June 6, 2011

Artistic Rain Barrels up for Auction

During our recent Rain Barrel survey, several people said that they think rain barrels are ugly. But Fairfax County, Virginia is hoping to change that opinion with their Artistic Rain Barrel Program.

Throughout April and May, 25 rain barrels decorated by local artists have been on display throughout Northern Virginia at local libraries, schools, community centers and businesses.

These one-of-a-kind works of art were created as a fun way to educate the community on the benefits of using rain barrels to improve water quality.

On Saturday, June 11, 5 - 7 p.m., these works of art will be auctioned at Green Spring Gardens with proceeds going to support the regional rain barrel program.

You can see photos of all of the decorated rain barrels here, as well as read artist biographies. Pick your favorite and then place a bid at the Rain Barrel Auction

Please RSVP for the silent auction event to Taylor Beach. Please include the number of people who will attend.

Directions to Green Spring Gardens, 4603 Green Spring Road, Alexandria, Virginia 22312.

1 comment:

  1. Hey,

    Thanks for posting this!! The Artistic Rain Barrel Program intiative is actually a joint effort among the Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Program partners.

    Thanks again!


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