Rain Barrel Art Project

Sunday, May 1, 2011, 10 am-2 pm

In conjunction with the Gathering Waters Festival.

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.
Younger children should be accompanied by an adult.

Each year, the Friends of Lakeshore State Park--Milwaukee’s only urban state park--host the Gathering Waters Festival at the park. For the past two years, they have sponsored a Rain Barrel Art Project, inviting the public to donate their talents to paint rain barrels that are then displayed and auctioned at the festival on June 11 (proceeds support the festival and educational programming at Lakeshore State Park).

Lynden has received two rain barrels, and we invite you to join us in transforming them. Festival attendees and several artists will choose the winning barrel at the festival. If one of our barrels wins, we will use the $50 prize to support summer art camp scholarships at Lynden.

Drop in any time between 10 am and 2 pm to help. We’ll set up outdoors if weather permits, or in the art studio if it doesn’t. Choose between two barrels (the Get Outdoors! Get Active! Rain Barrel and the Water Conservation Rain Barrel) and two stations (design and cut stencils at the Stencil Station and check out images, facts and environmental activities at the Inspiration Station). Plenty of activity for everyone!

The garden will be open from 8 am to 5 pm on May 1, so follow up your birdwatching with rain barrel-painting, or consider a picnic before or after you tackle the barrels.

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