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The 2023 Save Local Waters OHHS Rain Barrel Art Projects Head to the Cincinnati Zoo!

Posted on: March 29, 2023 1:00 pm
The 2023 Save Local Waters OHHS Rain Barrel Art Projects Head to the Cincinnati Zoo!

The Rain Barrel Art Project, now in its 10th year, was created to promote the use of rain barrels throughout the Ohio River Valley area through a creative and educational medium. The Rain Barrel Art Project desires to educate people on environmental issues like stormwater runoff, watersheds, and water conservation.

Rain barrels continue to grow in popularity across the country. However, one of its biggest drawbacks is its dull appearance. Some people are less likely to use them given their negative aesthetic impact on residential and commercial landscaping, even though they conserve water and save money. The “Save Local Waters” initiative believes that producing beautiful artistic rain barrels that have unique painted details will make them more desirable and naturally increase interest to promote their use.

This year, OHHS artists in Ms. Kopf’s Painting and Public Art and Ms. Schorsch’s National Art Honor Society created 5 Rain Barrels for the event! Completed Rain Barrels will be displayed at the Cincinnati Zoo from March 27th through April 27th with the Online Auction taking place April 18th through 28th and Artist Reception on April 27th.

Congratulations to Bri Brown, Teagan Charles, Evie Neuhaus, Avril Predmore, and Leah Stolla on the selection of their design by the “Save Local Waters” committee for this year’s event!

Check out for more images of the students and their work!