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Posted on: March 26, 2018

New Rainworks Art Trail - "A reason to smile on a rainy day"

Seven local artists have teamed together to create a unique trail of "rainworks" art images that provide positive messages to inspire stewardship of our local water resources and to celebrate our community connection to the Skagit River and its watershed - the place we all call home! The images have been applied to sidewalks at eight locations in Mount Vernon with a special spray that is rain activated and the art will only appear when it is raining.

This fun and creative public art project provides a rainy day outdoor adventure for kids of all ages. Spending time outdoors and in nature improves our health and wellbeing - especially after a long, cold winter! Follow the art trail to visit local parks and other community sites of interest, to stay physically active, to have fun by playing in the rain, and to discover the art and messages created by this talented group of local artists.

What is Rainworks?
Rainworks is an invisible spray that repels water. When sprayed on outdoor surfaces, the sprayed concrete remains light while water darkens the untreated surface. Using a stenciling technique, words and images can be applied to the ground that are only visible while the ground is wet. Rainworks are completely non-toxic, environmentally safe and biodegradable. Like chalk art, the artwork is temporary and will fade away over time - typically after two to three months.

Special Thanks
We would like to extend gratitude to all of the wonderful local artists who volunteered their time and artistic talents for this community project with special thanks to Nicolette Harrington and Stella Spring for inspiring the idea and their time and role in bringing the "April Showers" Rainworks Art Trail to life.

Learn about the artists and view a map of the trail by clicking on the link!

Rainworks Art Trail Map and Information
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