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HACKENSACK, NJ) -- The Northern New Jersey Community Foundation's ArtsBergen has announced a call for ten visual artists and/or artist teams to design and paint murals on ten rain barrels in the City of Hackensack. Each rain barrel serves as a canvas for a painted mural. The selected artists paint themes on the barrels compiled from a survey distributed earlier to residents of Hackensack. Examples of those themes include animals, fantasy, architecture, cultural diversity, environmental protection, education, sports/athletics and the City of Hackensack in the future.

With a 2023 AARP Community Challenge Flagship Grant, the rain barrel public art and education project, Barrels O' Art, launches. This activity comprises a part of the Partners for Places Green Infrastructure and Environmental Justice for Flood Mitigation project undertaken in partnership with the City of Hackensack and Greater Bergen Community Action. Barrels O' Art involves artists painting rain barrels that will be displayed temporarily in Carver Park, beautifying this flood-prone neighborhood and educating the public about flooding. Click HERE to read more.

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