“This lady came in with rainwater. She told us about ways to save water and why water was important. Then we got to paint raindrops. I loved the splatter paint!”

– RAINDORPS! Student

The Recycled Rain Project is a 501 (c) Non-Profit. Donations are tax-deductible. 

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Each spring a group of Portland artists come together to create original works with collected rainwater. Artists are selected by a jury of artists and people from the local art community. The whole process is documented – from water collection to completion of artworks – as the artists share their stories via social media. This all leads up to the big event, which takes place the first Saturday in June.

A portion of the sale of all works from RR2018 will be donated to a water-based charity nominated and voted upon by RR2-18 Featured Artists. 

Along with educating our audience, we are also dedicated to educating the next generation. In our second year we added an education component to RR with the beginning of RAINDROPS – a children’s gallery. With the Raindrops program our artists visit classrooms and talk to the kids about water conservation and then have them paint with rainwater. The resulting art is displayed as part of the show. 

RR 2017 Featured Artists Volunteering with SOLVE on Earth Day 2017.

While The Recycled Rain Project is put on with the tireless work of volunteers, there are other costs associated with putting on an event. Tax-deductible, donated funds will be used for: art materials for our RAINDROPS teaching program, printing & promotional costs, rental & license fees, and food & drinks for the opening gala.  

Over the last four years we have supported over 100 local artists, made over 700 raindrops with local school children and have donated nearly $5000 to non-profits that focus on a variety of water issues.