Roll Out the Barrels

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The Athens-Clarke County Stormwater Management Program, Water Conservation Office, and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful are co-hosting the tenth annual Roll Out the Barrels fundraiser – but with a twist! This year’s event will feature an online-only silent auction of 16 beautiful rain barrels painted by local artists.

The online auction will open at 8:00 AM on Thursday, May 13, and will stay open until 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 27, 2021.

Register now to be alerted when bidding goes live.

Preview this year's barrels below, or click the link above!

Clicking on the barrel photos below will also redirect you to that barrel's bidding page.

Participating artists receive a commission from their barrel sale, and remaining proceeds go directly to the Athens-Clarke County Green Schools Program, an initiative that encourages environmental education in local schools.

Want to take a look at the barrels in person?

Barrels will be on display for in-person viewing in the Lounge Gallery of the Lyndon House Arts Center starting on Tuesday, May 4, but all bidding will take place online.

The Lyndon House Arts Center is open to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM until 8:00 PM, and on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00 AM until 5:00 PM.

"Native Fishes of the Oconee River Basin" by Alexandra Nicole

Alexandra Nicole 2021 barrel

"Camellias and Their Pollinators" by Babs Kall

Babs Kall 2021 barrel

"Save the Bees" by Christina Tornambe

Christina Tornambe 2021 barrel

"Great Blue Heron Serenely Standing" by Deborah Manoll

Deborah Manoll 2021 barrel

"Mother's Garden" by Cindy Jamison and Teresa Yoder

Cindy Jamison and Teresa Yoder 2

"Ride the Wave" by Cody Fortson

Cody Fortson 2021 barrel

"Spring in Quarantine" by Darya Kalantari

Darya Kalantari 2021 barrel

"Moths of Georgia" by Nat Freeman

Natalie Freeman 2021 barrel

"Flamingo Pond" by Helen Kuykendall

Helen Kuykendall 2021 barrel

"Dark Side of the Rain" by Lorenza "Chico" Rozier

Lorenza Chico Rozier 2021 barrel

"Bacchus" by Cameron Bliss

Cameron Bliss 2021 barrel

"Not So Coy Koi" by Sarah Cook

Sarah Cook 2021 barrel

"Sea Turtles" by Maria Mueller

Maria Mueller 2021 barrel

"Unraveled" by Joan Terrell

Joan Terrell 2021 barrel

Untitled by Maggie Seee

Maggie Seee 2021 barrel

Untitled by Marisa Leilani

Marisa Leilani Mustard 2021 barrel

What is Roll Out the Barrels?

Roll Out the Barrels is an annual event (typically held in May) that raises awareness of stormwater runoff, water pollution, and water conservation, all while promoting local artists and supporting environmental education. Local artists turn ordinary, 55-gallon rain barrels into beautiful pieces of functional art to be auctioned off in support of the Athens Green School Program, an initiative to ensure environmental education is taught in the classroom.
Roll Out the Barrels 2019 barrels on display

Why Rain Barrels?

Water pollution is a serious problem in Athens-Clarke County and green infrastructure, such as rain barrels and other rainwater harvesters, are an important component in addressing that problem. Rain barrels are easy to install and can be used to protect water by both reducing stormwater runoff and reducing the need to pull from city water supplies for lawn-care and car washing.

Contact for more information. This event is organized annually by the ACCGov Stormwater Management Programthe Water Conservation Office, and Keep Athens-Clarke County Beautiful.

ROTB 2017
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Roll Out the Barrels 2019