Paint a Picture for Water Conservation
Annual Artist's Rain Barrel Collection & Water Conservation Campaign
Rain barrels are often seen as characterless and boring. Paint a Picture for Water Conservation's Annual Artist's Collection transforms this normally drab outdoor feature into a masterpiece for the garden!
The goals of this project are to:
- Promote the use of rain barrels for single family dwellings
- Promote water conservation
- Educate the public about the re-use of rain water at home
The 2016 Artist's Rain Barrel Collection
The sixth annual Paint a Picture for Water Conservation is underway! Calling all artists to submit ideas for an artistic rain barrel design! Your challenge will be to create a beautiful design that would fit into any garden setting. Please note: The deadline for application submission has been extended.
Bid on a Barrel!
Bidding on the 2015 Collection is now closed! Thank you to all the artists, retail locations, the Caledon Public Library, Team Depot and the community for your support. Bidding on the 2016 Collection will open in April 2016.
All proceeds from the auction support ecoCaledon's environmental education efforts.
Paint your own Barrel
Are you interested in transforming your own rain barrel into an art installation for your garden? Follow the instructions below for best results. Enjoy the process!
What is a rain barrel you ask?
Rain barrels are garden features that capture rainwater from your rooftop. This water would normally run into a storm drain, culvert or ditch before flowing directly into our local river, carrying all pollutants that it picks up along the way.
Rain water that is captured in your rain barrel (placed at the bottom of your downspout) is fresh and clean and be used to water your veggie patch, potted flowers and hanging baskets.
For more information contact:
Donna Ferron, ecoCaledon
Past Artist's Collections
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