Artistic Rain Barrel Program


Twenty-five artistic rain barrels were featured at local libraries, schools, community centers and businesses. These unique works of art painted and decorated by local artists garnered newfound public attention for rain barrels as part of a fun and creative way to educate the community on the benefits of using rain barrels to improve water quality.

The Northern Virginia Rain Barrel Program - a partnership which brings low-cost rain barrels to residents of Fairfax County, Falls Church, Arlington County, Alexandria, and surrounding areas - was pleased to work with the rain barrel artists, who all volunteered their time for the program.

Thanks to all who came to the Artists' Reception and Silent Auction to see the beautiful rain barrels and meet the local artists who designed and painted (and/or decorated) them. Artistic rain barrels are an attractive way to help reduce water consumption and protect local streams.

Rain Barrel Workshop Registration

Register to attend an upcoming workshop to build your own rain barrel: Rain Barrel Workshop Registration

Tips for Painting Your Rain Barrel

See the Rain Barrel Program's Tips for Painting Your Rain Barrel for guidance from prep work to the top coat.

Girl Scout Troop 1629 Jennifer Babcock Allison Cusato Sheila Dunheimer Susi Dupuis Key Elementary School Gretchen Harris Isabel Hollins Mount Vernon Community School Crista Kostenko, Art as Life Cycle Robin Kovzelove Donna LaFontain, Drip by Drop Girl Scout Troop 1867 Carolina Mayorga, Thirst Erin Miller, Home Sweet Gnome Arlington ArtWorks, Community Residences Anne Nagy, Butterflies and Dragonflies Dranesville Elementary School, Springtime Nikki Oteyza, All Walks of Life J.T. Smith Mary Wehle, Brook Trout Jennifer Whiteman, Everyone is an Artist Steve Flynn Long Branch Elementary School Judy Zatsick

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