From 2009 to 2014, local artists were challenged to creatively paint rain barrels to celebrate the importance of water quality. Artists were selected based on their applications addressing a yearly theme. Teachers were encouraged to use this activity as a teaching tool in their classroom. Each year, 25 artists were selected and had five weeks to paint and return their barrels. During the month of April, the barrels were put on display with interpretative signage, and later the barrels were sold, with proceeds supporting environmental education programs.

2012 Artistic Rain Barrel Program

  • Display Period

    March and April 2012

  • Display Location

    Lincoln businesses and libraries

  • Live Auction

    April 22, 2012
    Lincoln City Earth Day in Antelope Park

  • Proceeds Benefiting

    Lincoln Children's Zoo summer classes, exhibits and other environmental education programs

Lincoln Children's Zoo