Empty Bowls

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13th Annual Empty Bowls Houston
Saturday, June 3, 2017
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

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

Empty Bowls Houston is a grassroots effort by artists, skilled crafters, students and teachers dedicated to alleviating hunger in the greater Houston area. Since its inception 13 years ago, Empty Bowls Houston has raised more than $745,000 for the Houston Food Bank, enabling them to provide over 2.2 million meals. Empty Bowls Houston is presented by Whole Foods Market and implemented locally by Houston-area ceramists and artists, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the 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. Pottery and woodturning demonstrations and live music will be featured.

The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and around the world.

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Artists of all ages and skill levels are invited to donate handmade bowls to the Empty Bowls event.  Interested in donating a bowl? Find out how.

icn_eventsUpcoming Events

  • Save the Date for the Empty Bowls Preview Party on Friday, June 2 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.  Enjoy light bites, beer and wine, and the first opportunity to purchase one- or more- Empty Bowls!  Tickets are $50 and available online.
  • Join us on Thursday, June 22 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. for Whole Foods Market Community Giving Day. Empty Bowls Houston has been selected as the beneficiary receiving 5% of the store sales from this day. Bowls will be sold in-store, and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Empty Bowls Houston.

icn_donateMake an online donation to Empty Bowls Houston

Thank you to our 2017 sponsors 

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Katz Coffee, Slow Dough Bread Co., Charity Gigs, LD Systems, Tea + Art, GoodPops, Urban Harvest

If you are interested in becoming a 2017 Empty Bowls sponsor, please contact Marisa Ramón at 713-547-8622.

icn_contacts2Empty Bowls Houston Contacts

Renee LeBlanc

Houston Food Bank
Marisa Ramón

Paula Murphy 

Samantha Oldham

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