Rain Barrel Art

Keep an eye out for these twelve artistic rain barrels, which will be featured at local libraries, schools, community centers and businesses spring 2015! These unique works of art painted and decorated by local artists are a fun and creative way to get the word out about 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 - is pleased to work with the rain barrel artists, who all volunteered their time for the program.


When you see rain barrel art, take a photo with it and use hashtag #rainbarrelart! Find us on Twitter or Pinterest @nvswcd, or on Facebook @Fairfax County Environment.

Take one of these artistic rain barrels home: protect local streams by adding beauty to your landscape! Email rainbarrel@fairfaxcounty.gov to be notified when the artistic rain barrels go on sale in late summer 2015.

Rain Barrel Workshop Registration

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

Corinne deJesus rain barrel art

Corinne deJesus
Summer in my Garden
Shirlington Branch Library
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Gretchen Harris rain barrel art

Gretchen Harris
A Unique Take on Mother Earth
Plow & Hearth, Fairfax Corner
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Michelle Davies rain barrel art

Michelle Davies
Maidens of the Waters
Carlyle Council Plaza, Alexandria
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Belvedere Elementary School rain barrel art

Belvedere Elementary School
Ms. Dillane’s Fifth Grade Class
George Mason Regional Library
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Crista Kostenko rain barrel art

Crista Kostenko
Connections are Everywhere!
Cinema Arts Lobby, Fair City Mall
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Carolina Mayorga rain barrel art

Carolina Mayorga
Deep Waters
Clare & Don’s Beach Shack
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Erin Miller rain barrel art

Erin Miller
The Secret Garden Gnome
Whole Foods, Reston
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Key Elementary rain barrel art

Key Elementary School
5th Grade Rain Barrel Club
Sweet Leaf, Vienna
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Jenny Whiteman rain barrel art

Jenny Whiteman
The Iconography of Wings
Dogfish Head Alehouse, Fairfax
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Allison Cusato rain barrel art

Allison Cusato
Children’s Garden,
Green Spring Gardens, Alexandria
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Howard Gardner School rain barrel art

Howard Gardner School
Arlington Central Library
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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.

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