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.
2013 Artistic Rain Barrel Program
March and April 2013
April 20, 2013
Lincoln Children's Zoo summer classes, exhibits and other environmental education programs
- Addison Williams "Addie's Rainbow"
- Allison Buffum "Painted Elephant"
- Anna Alcalde "Let All Colors Run Together"
- Annie Redfern "Face it and Dance"
- Ashley Pilant "Ruby Bloom"
- Barb Johnson "Home Before the Storm"
- Cassandra Sitzman "Dancing Dragon"
- Charon Becker "Water Is Life"
- Heather Ilisko-Duckers "Horizon"
- Jane Brubaker "Water falls for all"
- Kendra Suesz "Like it's always been before"
- Kimberly Morris "Limitless"
- Live Yes Studios "Don't Cage Us"
- Lynette Fast & Students "Great Outdoor Adventures"
- Matt McKay "Positive Prints"
- Michelle Asher "Wishful Well"
- Natasha Hahn "Seahorse"
- Pamela Ovwigho & Girl Scouts Troop 20497 "Girl Scout Ocean"
- PJ Hollamon and Kayla Johnson "Beach Dreams"
- Rachel Vogel "Red-Eyed Tree Frogs"
- Sadie Johnson "Silhouette"
- Sam Tate "Soar and Be Free"
- Shelley Speidell & Goodrich Middle School "drOP Art"
- Tamara Weber "Fitting Together"
- Vonda Hartsell "Aloha Hawaii"