City of Green's Rain Barrel Art Contest Runs through December 6

City of Green's Rain Barrel Art Contest Runs through December 6

City of Green Hosting Rain Barrel Art Contest this Fall for Individuals, Community Groups or Businesses

DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING RESPONSE TO THIS CONTEST, the contest is now closed. Please look for details on how to bid on a rain barrel at the Rain Barrel Workshop on March 15.

Green, OH –As part of the Living Green initiative, the City of Green is hosting a rain barrel art contest for individuals of all ages, community groups or businesses interested in participating. All painted rain barrels will be auctioned off at the City’s Rain Barrel workshop scheduled for Saturday, March 15.

For a deposit of $30, the artist will receive a rain barrel to paint and decorate. The deposit will be refunded when the painted rain barrel is returned to the City for auction. Barrels are now available for pick-up Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Central Administration Building, 1755 Town Park Blvd. Barrels should be painted and returned to the City by December 6. Through a partnership with Nagy Collision Center, all the barrels will be clear coated by Nagy staff to provide a weather-proof coat to the finish, so the barrels can be put in use.

Between December and March, barrels will be displayed around town at various businesses prior to being auctioned off at the 2014 Rain Barrel Workshop. A $100 prize will be awarded to the artist of the barrel receiving the highest bid as well as $100 to the “judge’s favorite.” For more info, visit

“Since our first rain barrel workshop two years ago, there has been a lot of interest in rain barrels – this art contest provides an opportunity for our community to show their creativity and to continue to promote this growing initiative,” said Chrissy Lingenfelter, planner for the City of Green.

The two-hour rain barrel workshop is free to attend and will teach homeowners how to install their own rain barrel on Saturday, March 15, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Central Administration Building. Prior to the workshop, the painted barrels will be auctioned off or participants in the workshop may purchase a new, unpainted rain barrel for $50, while supplies last. All the funds raised from the auction will be used to provide community education about storm water and ways to live sustainably.

The City of Green, Ohio, founded in 1992, is a prosperous, progressive and promising city with more than 25,000 residents. Approximately 33.5 square-miles, Green is located in southern Summit County. Visit Like us on Facebook at or follow us on twitter @cityofgreen