The pandemic health crisis has led to the cancellation of many beloved annual events in 2020, but we are happy to share that Rain on Main is returning for its sixth year this August! Rain on Main is a painted rain barrel art competition and silent auction held each year by the Hamilton County Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD), City of Carmel Utilities Department, and Carmel Stormwater Departments.
Artists are currently hard at work preparing their beautiful creations on 65-gallon urn style rain barrels. The barrels will make their debut on the Rain on Main Facebook page and along Main Street in Carmel on Friday August 7th. There are many ways to take part in Rain on Main, including purchasing a barrel!
View the barrels in person throughout the week of August 7th-14th along Main Street in Carmel.
See the barrels on the Rain on Main website or Facebook page and vote for your favorite in the People’s Choice competition by “liking” the Facebook photo of your favorite barrel. Voting ends at 12 noon on August 14th and the winners of the People’s Choice will be announced.
Follow the Rain on Main Facebook page to see the announcement of the art competition winners!
Place a bid to purchase your favorite barrel. The online silent auction opens at noon on Friday August 14th!
See the barrels in person at the Carmel Farmers Market on Saturday August 15th.
Place your final bids---the online silent auction closes at 11am on Saturday August 15th!