Rain barrel art draws crowd, raises awareness

Friday, March 19, 2010 | 11:07 p.m. CDT; updated 9:07 a.m. CDT, Monday, March 22, 2010
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The Missouri River Communities Network organized an event Friday at Orr Street Studios. Listen as organizer Julia Karll and several of the artists discuss their work during the event.

COLUMBIA — An event featuring decorated rain barrels took place Friday at Orr Street Studios. The barrels were placed at various businesses in downtown Columbia in an effort to encourage rain barrel usage. According to the network, the barrels are designed to catch rainfall from gutters that can be used for watering plants or washing cars. Catching this water helps reduce the negative effects of excess rainwater run off.

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