Have you taken the H2.0 Water Walk in downtown Athens, Georgia yet? The two mile route through the Classic City’s heart will guide you past 20 freshly painted fire hydrants–all with a facelift applied by local artists. The painted hydrant project, Fire Up the Hydrants, was initiated in Athens to provide a daily reminder to passersby about the value of clean water in the community. Artists responsible for revitalizing the life-saving fixtures are in a competition to rack up the most votes and claim the title of Community Favorite.
Winning fire hydrant designs will be announced during a Tappy Hour celebration at Creature Comforts on Wednesday, March 22nd from 5:30-7:00 PM. Please join us in taste-testing different waters (and other beverages) before the winners are revealed at 6:30 PM! The event is free to attend; guests 21 and over may sample Creature Comforts beverages per the normal brewery ticketing prices. Show your local ID for $2 off.
Don’t forget to vote for your favorite fire hydrant design by 2/28/17! You can choose your top 3 favs. Scroll to the bottom of the voting page to make your selections. Click through the slideshow below to witness the fire hydrant transformations before your own eyes.
This blog was written by the WCO’s graduate assistant, Emily Bilcik.