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15th Annual Empty Bowls Houston

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 implemented locally by Houston-area ceramists and artists working in various media, 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 and bread freshly prepared by the Houston Food Bank. Pottery and woodturning demonstrations and live music will be featured at the event.

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

Want the first choice of bowls?  Join us at the Empty Bowls Preview Party on Friday, May 17th from 6-8 PM to enjoy light bites, beer, wine, artist demonstrations, and the first opportunity to purchase an Empty Bowl.  Tickets are $50 each.


Volunteers are an important part of Empty Bowls Houston. Please come back for more information on how to sign up for a volunteer shift.

  Archway Gallery Silent Auction

Archway Gallery is honored to be a part of the Empty Bowls Houston’s fundraising endeavor by hosting the annual invitational exhibition of bowls and artworks.

   Thank you to our 2018 sponsors    


Good Pop, Katz Coffee, LD Systems, Mad Potter, Republic Services, Sofer Presents, Slow Dough Bread Co.

If you are interested in becoming a 2019 Empty Bowls sponsor, please contact Courtney Hunter at 832-369-9312.

    Empty Bowls Houston Contacts

Renee LeBlanc

Samantha Oldham

Houston Food Bank
Courtney Hunter

Paula Murphy