Updated: The silent auction will take in person Sunday, Oct. 22.
The City of Georgetown Water Conservation team and Arts and Culture Board have awarded 10 pieces of work by nine different artists for the Painted Rain Barrel Project, a water conservation project with the objective of bringing awareness to the accessibility of conservation methods.
The artists and their works are:
The rain barrels will be displayed at local businesses and City facilities in the downtown area Oct. 17-21. Each barrel will be up for auction, and people can place bids in person from 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 22, in the South Main Arts District (located between Founder’s Park and Grace Heritage Center, 817 S. Main St.). The Water conservation team will have a booth set up as part of the South Main Arts Festival. Bids start at $125. Proceeds from the auction will go toward water conservation education and outreach efforts in our local school systems.
Visitors to the Square Oct. 20 also will have an opportunity to “Imagine a Day Without Water.” Downtown businesses will have free swag available, and people can enter a raffle to win a chance for themed giveaways. Water plays a vital role in our daily lives, and this event is designed to bring awareness to what life would be like without water.
For more information about our water conservation program, please visit water.georgetown.org.