Artists Needed for 9th Annual Rain Barrel Art Event

All artists, including students and seasoned professionals, are invited to apply to be a part of the 9th annual Rain Barrel Art Project, an initiative designed to educate the community about water conservation and pollution caused by storm water runoff.

The Rain Barrel Art Project is a joint effort of Save Local Waters, its members and the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden. As part of this initiative, students and other community members throughout the Ohio River Valley are asked to submit artistic designs to beautify otherwise dull rain barrels that are then displayed at the Cincinnati Zoo and auctioned off to raise funds for conservation education.

Artists who wish to submit a design for consideration must do so by Jan. 14, 2021 through an online form at, where additional instructions can be found. Designs will be selected and announced at the end of January. Artists whose designs are selected will be required to attend an artist workshop on Feb. 6 to learn techniques for applying their design. Finished rain barrels must be returned between March 27 and 30. They will be displayed at the Cincinnati Zoo through April and later auctioned off.

For more information regarding the Rain Barrel Art Project or Save Local Waters, contact John Nelson at 513-772-7645 or visit the 2021 Rain Barrel Art Project website.