Rainway 2014                Project Rainway Flyer

3rd Annual
Painted Rain Barrel
Silent Auction Fundraiser

April 26-May 3

Delafield Public Library

 In an effort to raise awareness of water as a limited natural resource and to connect our local schools, arts and sustainability communities, the Waukesha County Green Team in partnership with the Delafield Public Library and SummerStage of Delafield has challenged area students and artists to create rain barrels as beautiful as they are functional.

These special works of art will be displayed on the Delafield Public Library grounds for a silent auction fundraiser. Viewing and bidding will be open to the public during the library’s normal business hours from Saturday, April 26 through Saturday, May 3. In addition to the auction, Project Rainway will offer presentations about rain barrel benefits and installation.

A single rain barrel will save most homeowners about 1300 gallons of water during the peak summer months. Saving water not only saves money and energy, but it helps our environment. Collecting water from downspouts keeps it from becoming runoff into our rivers and streams. It also means less water needs to be pumped out of our shrinking aquifers.

Final Bidding: May 3, 3:00 pm

Information for Project Rainway and Painting Instructions

Help support the Waukesha County Green Team, SummerStage, and The Delafield Public Library by bidding on a
 one-of-a-kind rain barrel, and begin collecting water for your yard. Proceeds from the rain barrel art auction will benefit the Delafield Public Library, SummerStage of Delafield, and the Waukesha County Green Team.

Looking for the perfect Mother's Day gift?

This year, we are offering a Project Rainway record of 50 barrels painted by more than 25 local artists and students from 15 organizations. The barrels will be on display at the Delafield Public Library for silent auction bidding during regular library hours.