LIFEWTR®, the premium bottled water brand that believes art is as essential to life as water, is today unveiling a series of Art BRN projects across four locations spanning Highway 71 in Ellinger, Fayetteville, La Grange and Smithville, TX. The projects showcase a series of old barns turned into roadside art attractions, colorfully juxtaposed against America’s rural landscape, and are each curated by artists born and bred in Texas.
From May 13 to 15, LIFEWTR collaborated with a set of local schools to host artist workshops – including Smithville High School, Wisdom High School and Travis High School. Students were encouraged to engage with the artists behind the Art BRN projects and create their own art pieces that are now being sold as $5 prints from vintage, Art-o-mat machines at each barn location. Proceeds from the machines will help raise funding for the schools’ art education programs.
Local media, photographers and visitors are invited to visit these unique locations to capture photos of the barns, read inspirational stories from the local artists, and engage with the vintage, Art-o-mat vending machines on-site. [Organizer's description]