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Project Rainway 2014

posted Mar 8, 2014, 3:31 PM by Waukesha County Green Team   [ updated Jan 17, 2015, 8:03 PM by Bill B ]

Project Rainway

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Info for Artists


Fifty rain barrels will be provided by Project Rainway partners and local donors. The barrels will be sanded, primed, and ready for painting. Supplies are limited, so barrels must be reserved by contacting Delia at SummerStage ( Participants will be responsible for providing paint and other materials needed for creating their works of art. 


How to Paint Your Rain Barrel: 

Recommended instructions for painting barrels and photos of examples can be found on the Waukesha County Green Team website at thilink:


Pick-Up Unpainted Rain Barrels: 

Rain barrels can be picked up at the Delafield Fish Hatchery building (417 Main St.) from 9 am – 4 pm on Saturday, March 15, and 9 am – 1 pm on Sunday, March 16. 


Take Photos: 

We are asking participants to take digital photos of their finished barrels and submit them to The photos will be posted on Project Rainway partner websites and social media. Photos of participants are also welcome. 


Drop-Off Finished Creations: 

Painted rain barrels can be dropped off at the Delafield Public Library during normal business hours April 23-25. All barrels must be received by 4:00pm on Friday, April 25. 


Outdoor Rain Barrel Gallery: 

Final creations will be displayed on the Library grounds during the week of April 26-May 3 in conjunction with a silent auction fundraiser. 


Silent Auction: 

Invite family and friends to view the works of art and bid on them. The silent auction will begin on Saturday, April 26 at 9:30 am and will continue through the week. Final bids must