The next fun-filled PAINT-A-HYDRANT event will take place on Saturday, June 2, 2018. Wilson Downtown Development, the City of Wilson hydrant crew, the Arts Council of Wilson, and Wilson Fire and Rescue will partner to accept applications to sponsor and paint hydrants in the Historic Downtown Wilson municipal district. There is a $100 fee to sponsor a hydrant. All proceeds for this second event will be used to support local firefighters.
The first round of the Paint-A-Hydrant public art project took place on Saturday, May 20th. Twelve teams painted their approved designs on hydrants in sweltering heat but with high spirits. Hydrants were painted all along Nash Street, around the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and conservation headquarters, as well as in the residential area on Green Street. Big thanks to the City of Wilson fire department and hydrant crew for partnering on this public art event. The fire department brought out a firetruck and Sparky the fire dog, and the hydrant crew brought a non-operational hydrant for the kids to decorate with their hand (and foot!) prints.
Check back here or watch the e-newsletter and the Historic Downtown Wilson Facebook page for applications and more details.