Transforming Rainy Days With Street Art

A new trend in street art has caused many people to do away with the phrase
”Rain, rain, go away.” That’s because a few creative artists in the rain-drenched
Pacific Northwest have devised a unique method to bring a bit of added cheer to
those rainy days.

An innovative group of Seattle artists developed a special substance that enables
them to create paintings, murals and other artwork on pavement. But here’s the
cool part: the artwork only becomes visible when the pavement is wet.
The superhydrophoic coatings were applied to the sidewalks and pathway
surfaces. The coating repels water, so when it rains, the ground appears dry in
the coated regions, which were painted into a variety of different designs, ranging
from frogs and lily pads, to hopscotch grids, and clever little sayings like ”The
Rain is Shining” and ”Error 404: Sun Not Found.”

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So next time it rains, there will be one more reason to smile in Seattle — all
thanks to some very inventive artists who transformed outdoor spaces into the
site of some very uplifting artwork.

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