The 6th Annual Painted Rain Barrel Auction, presented by Landale Gardens and DST Consulting Engineers, takes place once again this year from April 1-3 at the Home & Garden Show. 31 hand-painted rain barrels make an impressive display, and the event draws thousands of visitors to the Sports Dome.
For some of the barrels, the bidding will start early in an on-line auction accessible from EcoSuperior’s website. Top bids received on line will be transferred to the Home and Garden show on April 1 for three more days of live bidding. At the close of the show, winning bidders will be notified by telephone. The event also includes a treasure hunt for kids, who can seek out design elements for each barrel for a chance to win a prize package, and also vote on the Children’s Choice artist winner.
Each year, the event raises over $4000 for EcoSuperior’s community programs such as the nature-based summer day camp for kids, Central Gardens Natural Environment Park, litter prevention activities and school programs. Many businesses have supported the promotion of this year’s event as well as providing cash prizes for artists, including Northern Window and Door Manufacturing, Artistic Landscaping, Northern Credit Union and Dougall Media. Additional support for the event was provided by Auto Home Paints and Pinewood Ford.