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Science meets functional art.

Public RainKeep

Sculptor Allison Newsome’s innovative, functional RainKeep installations can be found all over the world.  Each large sculpture has its own name, derived from the story of its purpose, the science behind its meaning, or materials used. 


Placed in public spaces such as community gardens and town squares, these standalone RainKeeps each feature a large recycled aluminum tank that can harvest up to 3,000 gallons of rainwater. The RainKeep acts as a “place maker,” much like how a village’s public well creates a gathering place. Visitors are enchanted by its beauty and story of environmental resilience.



  • Holds up to 3,000 gallons of non-potable rainwater

  • Recycled aluminum and other materials


RainKeeps are available upon request in various material choices such as aluminum, recycled aluminum, stainless steel, colorful powder coated metal, or brushed or patinated hard finished metal. The tank vessel and rain chain designs can also be personalized to make the work site-specific and convey the personal vision for the community that will be using it. 

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