Empty Bowls 2018


Saturday May 19, 2018

Empty Bowls Houston is an international effort to fight hunger, started in Houston 14 years ago to benefit the Houston Food Bank. The annual fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, from 11-3, and is a collaboration between Houston area ceramists, woodturners and artists working in all media and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Since its inception, Empty Bowls Houston has raised $801,550 for the Houston Food Bank. (This equals more than 2.4 million meals to our neighbors in need!)             

For a minimum $25 donation, attendees select a bowl from over 1,500 unique, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston area artists, then receive a simple lunch of soup and bread provided by Sweet Tomatoes. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world.

Empty Bowls Houston Preview Party

Don’t care for crowds? Do you want to be the first to spot that special bowl, meant just for you? Pencil in the date now for the exclusive, ticketed event being held at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft on Friday May 18, from 6-8.  It will be a fun night of mixing and mingling with light bites, beer, wine and artist demos.  Tickets can be obtained through the Houston Food Bank website.

Archway Gallery Invitational Empty Bowls Exhibition and Silent Auction Benefiting the Houston Food Bank

Once again, Archway Gallery is hosting an Exhibition and Silent Auction with the proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank.  The Exhibition opens with a reception Saturday May 5th(5-8 p.m.) and continues through the month.  Over 35 works of art have been donated by the Archway artists and notable area ceramists, fiber artists, and woodturners.   Collectors can preview and bid on the art and bowls through an online bidding program set up by the Houston Food Bank. Avid bidders will be pinged every time they're outbid so it's hoped that more money will be raised for the Houston Food Bank that feeds 800,000 individuals each year through its network of 600 food pantries, soup kitchens, shelters and relief charities.

Contact ClayHouston at info@ClayHouston.org, OR ClayHouston, P.O. Box 667401, Houston, TX 77266             

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