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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
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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 RR2017 will be donated to WaterWatch.  For 30 years, WaterWatch has protected and restored water to Oregon’s rivers, streams and lakes for fish, wildlife and people.  Their goal is to ensure a legacy of healthy rivers in Oregon.

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. 

In 2016, The Recycled Rain Project partnered with the Art Communications & Magnet Academy in Beaverton to showcase high school artists. We are excited to partner once again for RR2017 and give young artists a chance to participate in a professional 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 400 raindrops with local school children and have donated nearly $1,250 to non-profits that focus on a variety of water issues.