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.

2010 Artistic Rain Barrel Program

  • Display Period

    March and April 2010

  • Display Location

    Lincoln businesses and libraries
    Final week at the Pioneers Park Nature Center

  • Live Auction

    April 17, 2010
    Pioneers Park Nature Marke

  • Proceeds Benefiting

    Friends of Pioneers Park Nature Center, scholarships to Adventure and Extreme Nature Camp

Pioneers Park Nature Center