KU Rain Barrels on Parade Design Contest

The Four Winds Native Center is looking for artists to create a design to be painted onto a rain barrel. There is an adult category and a youth cat-egory. The design categories are: KU Spirit, Gardening/Farming and Community. The top two designs from each category will be chosen and will receive a prize. The winners will be asked to paint the rain barrels.

All of the barrels and painting supplies will be supplied to our winning artists. We will receive design submissions by email and in person no later than 5:30 pm on Friday March 16. A photo of the barrel will be sub-mitted to KU’s Rain Barrels on Parade program where all of the rain bar-rels will be voted on April 2-13.

The barrels will be on display April 10-22 at the Lied Center. The winning barrels will go “on parade” during the Lawrence Earth Day parade on April 14.

On April 23 from 5:00pm-8:30pm all of the barrels will be auctioned off.

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