Empty Bowls


Call for Bowls
Interested in donating a hand-crafted bowl
to Empty Bowls Houston?  Learn more.

We're looking for local artists who would like to create "Presentation Bowls" to help us thank major sponsors of this year's event for their support.  Want to come up with a creative contribution?  More

Archway Gallery Special Exhibition
Friday, May 2, 5-8 p.m.
Archway Gallery, 2305 Dunlavy 

Archway Gallery hosts “Empty Bowls: 10 Years of Hope through Art – A Special Exhibition and Silent Auction by the Craft Community and Archway Gallery Artists.” To commemorate the 10th anniversary of Empty Bowls Houston, thirty-two (32) artists will create one-of-a-kind bowls with the theme of “10” embedded through 10 nested bowls, 10 facets, 10 stitches, 10 scallops, and other approaches for the special exhibition and silent auction. The public is invited to the opening reception on Friday, May 2, from 5 to 8 p.m., to meet the artists and begin bidding at Archway Gallery. The exhibition will continue until May 31st.

The Mad Potter

The Mad Potter is offering a 15% discount and will waive the studio time fee for all bowls painted for donation to Empty Bowls until May 1st. Thank you!  Learn more about this event and other special offerings.

10th Annual Empty Bowls Houston
Saturday, May 17, 2014
11 a.m.-3 p.m. 

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002 

Empty Bowls is a grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns across the country to feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls Houston is presented by Whole Foods Market and implemented locally by Houston-area ceramists and artists working in various media, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Houston Food Bank.

For a minimum $25 donation, attendees have the pleasure of selecting a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston area ceramists and craft artists, then receive a simple lunch of soup donated by Whole Foods Market and freshly prepared by Houston Food Bank Community Kitchen. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and around the world.

Pottery and woodturning demonstrations and live music will be featured. 

 Thank you to our 2014 sponsors 

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If you are interested in becoming a 2014 Empty Bowls sponsor, please contact Brooke Curtis at 832-369-9312.

2014 Empty Bowls Contacts

Tom Perry
Renee LeBlanc

Houston Food Bank
Brooke Curtis

Paula Murphy 

Samantha Oldham

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Your contribution enables the Houston Food Bank to continue feeding over 865,000 individuals each year.

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