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.
Call for Bowls
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.
- See you at the Heights Sweetheart Market on Sunday, May 7 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. We will have bowls for sale and live artist demonstrations.
- The Mad Potter is hosting a Giveback Day on Wednesday, May 10 with 10% of their sales benefiting Empty Bowls Houston! Also, now until May 20, The Mad Potter will offer discounts for groups creating bowls for Empty Bowls Houston. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Stop by the Urban Harvest Eastside Farmers Market on Saturday, May 13 from 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. We will have bowls for sale and live artist demonstrations.
- Join us on Saturday, May 13 from 6 p.m.- 8 p.m for the kickoff of Archway Gallery’s Exhibition and Silent Auction benefiting Empty Bowls. The exhibition will run May 6- June 1.
- Visit us at Whole Foods Market locations on Saturday, May 20 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for our “Empty Bowls Promo Demo Day.” We will have bowls for sale and live artist demonstrations.
- 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.
Thank you to our 2017 sponsors
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.
Empty Bowls Houston Contacts
Houston Food Bank