One of Houston’s best-loved, grassroots fundraising events returns after a two-year hiatus!
Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, implemented in Houston to benefit the Houston Food Bank. The unique lunch fundraiser is a collaboration between Houston area ceramists, woodturners and artists working in all media and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Since the inception of the event, Empty Bowls Houston has raised $982,268 for the Houston Food Bank! (This equates to more than 2.9 million meals for the hungry!)
Attendees enjoy perusing the 1,500-plus, one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls made and donated by Houston area ceramists and craft artists, which are available for a donation to the Houston Food Bank of $25 per bowl (100% goes to Houston Food Bank). There are also larger bowls available at higher prices. Note: for each $1 donated to Houston Food Bank, three meals are provided to the hungry, so each $25 bowl purchased provides 75 meals!
The event will be held in HCCC’s indoor gallery spaces, as well as outdoors in the Craft Garden. Outside, there will be live artist demonstrations and music. All attendees who purchase bowls will enjoy a complimentary sweet treat from GoodPop (while supplies last).
Sponsors for the event include: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Patterson & Murphy Public Relations, SYSCO Nourishing Neighbors, Susan Young, GoodPop, Ceramic Store, Archway Gallery, Virginia and Andre Bally, and Local Foods.
For more information, visit Empty Bowls Houston.
Don’t miss Archway Gallery’s “Empty Bowls Houston Invitational Exhibition,” benefiting Empty Bowls Houston. More than 30 finely crafted, one-of-a-kind bowls will be displayed in addition to the work submitted by Archway Gallery artists. On view May 7 – 28, with an opening reception May 7th, 5 – 8 PM. Learn more.