Jan 15, 2013

Rain Barrel Art Contest: Vote for Your Favorite Design!

by: Amy Johnston

The Philadelphia Water Department is dressing up [their] big blue rain barrels! Visit this webpage before February 13th to vote for your favorite design.

Students between the ages of 11 and 21 from Laura W. Waring School and YESPHilly participated in a design workshop with artists from the Mural Arts Philadelphia and educators from Fairmount Water Works Interpretive Center and the Philadelphia Water Department to create exciting original artwork that will be wrapped around the rain barrels distributed by PWD. Using the same technology you might have seen on colorful trash cans or painted garbage trucks, these designs will be shrink-wrapped around the barrels, completely covering them – as if they were painted.

[The Philadelphia Water Department has] picked [their] favorite eight illustrations and now looks to you…to vote for your favorite design. The final three designs will make it on to the barrels distributed by PWD through [their] rain barrel program. Rain barrels collect rainwater from our properties’ downspouts and hold it until [they] use it (i.e., for watering lawns or window boxes).

The on-line poll is open now through February 13. Cast your vote for your favorite design here and then sign up for e-mail notifications about [the] next rain barrel workshop, so you can decorate your home with an adorned barrel!

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