The Rain Barrel Silent Auction to be held on during the Mechanicsburg Earth Day Festival.  
The rain barrels are currently on display at the Simpson Public Library.
Why use a rain barrel?
They conserve water and help control storm water run off.
Artist: Patti Van Brederode
Artist Biography:
Artist & author, Patti Van Brederode has been a visual artist and art educator most of her adult life. The Spirit of Creativity has also brought her the gift of her now four-year-old daughter! Over the course of her daughter's life, Patti has found herself creating in new ways to create an artful life experience filled with meaning and purpose for her daughter, herself and friends & family. It is her goal to help you and your own children to live art-fully every day, and that her artwork and writing bring joy to your life.
"Enjoy the Journey!"
Artist Contacts: thefairiegodmother@gmail.com
Web:www.etsy.com/shop/yourfairiegodmother


Snail Racing 
Artist:  Brooke Fazakerley and Allanah Bonawitz 
Artist Biography:  Brooke and Allanah are both seniors at Cumberland Valley High School. They have been students in the art department since their 9th grade year. While Brooke is focused on digital media, Allanah is involved with drawing, painting and sculpture. Brooke is applying to college and university programs for digital
media and film.
Artist Interpretation:  This work is an expression of the value of rain to grand trees, humble snails and water vapor in the atmosphere
Additional Notes:  Sealant has been applied
Artist:  Kim Troyer, Tommy Marlin,  Meredith Trask,
Montana Thomson,  Brittany Ponchock,  Sophia Freeman,
Paige Ramsey,   Paige Westra,    Jack Malady,   Grace Kenes.
Artist Biography: These art students are currently enrolled in either the Art IV, III, or II Major class as part of the Mechanicsburg Area Senior High School curriculum and are members of our National Art Honor Society. The students worked together to develop a theme for the rain barrel – initially there were over 7 ideas generated as a theme for the rain barrel and the idea of the solar system seemed to be the most popular of the ideas. This project was not part of the curriculum and in order to complete it, these students worked on the rain barrel during their study hall time, lunch periods, and stayed after school to work additional hours.  As this was a “group” project, they needed to work together to determine how to complete the project while accommodating different artistic styles and ideas.

Forest Mist
Artist: Brooke Fazakerley and Allanah Bonawitz
Artist Biography:  Brooke and Allanah are both seniors at Cumberland Valley High School. They have been students in the art department since their 9th grade year. While Brooke is focused on digital media, Allanah is involved with drawing, painting and sculpture. Brooke is applying to college and university programs for digital media and film.
Artist Interpretation :This work is an expression of the value of rain to grand trees, humble snails and water vapor in the atmosphere
Additional Notes: This rain barrel has been sealed
Botanical Treasure
Artist: Carol Kemery
Artist biography: Carol Kemery, born in Philadelphia, PA, mother of 4 children, and celebrity designer, has decorated homes of some of the most well known and prominent figures in today’s pop culture. This decorative artist’s passion to combine pattern, forms, and a multitude of textures to create a cozy and colorful home inspires her distinctive art. Her unique finishes ranging from one to multiple layers are made available to homeowners everywhere through Caromal Colours, her business of specialty paints for furniture and cabinetry including RECLAIM Beyond Paint and her distressing line for Country Living Magazine. Come visit Carol in her shop at 13 E Main Street in downtown Mechanicsburg to set up a design consultation for your home or sign up for one of her inspirational and fun workshops.
Artist Contact: Caromal Colours, 13 E Main St, Mechanicsburg 17055
www.CaromalColours.com
Interpretation of work: My art is all about decorative painted finishes, making these botanical prints and colors a perfect source of inspiration. The beautiful prints inspire my art and garden and remind me of a simpler time. There are many layers of sealant on here, the same sealant that are used in Aquariums around the US and this barrel is sure to provide you with years of use and enjoyment.  

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partnered with Earth Day Network
This event is being held by the 
 Downtown Mechanicsburg Partnership
   Festival is free and open to the public
   Festival is free and open to the public
   Festival is free and open to the public
   Festival is free and open to the public
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