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Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, implemented in Houston to benefit the Houston Food Bank.

The unique lunch fundraiser will be held Saturday, May 14, 2016, and is a collaboration between Houston area ceramists, woodturners and artists working in all media and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. In its first 11 years, Empty Bowls Houston has raised $589,831 for the Houston Food Bank!

(This equals 1,769,493 meals to the hungry!)

For a minimum $25 donation, attendees receive a simple lunch of soup and bread provided by Whole

Foods Market, and then select a bowl from 1,500-plus one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by

Houston area ceramists and craft artists. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in

our community and the world. There are also larger bowls available at a higher price (lunch also included.)

Live music and artist demonstrations throughout the day.

WHEN: Saturday, May 14, 2016 ~ 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. * Soup served 11 a.m. until it runs out!

WHERE: Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, 4848 Main (77002)

Empty Bowls Houston Preview Party – Friday, May 13, 6-8 pm

Get a sneak peek of this year’s amazing array of bowls and a chance to purchase them at the Preview Party on Friday, May 13 at Houston Center For Contemporary Craft. Enjoy light bites from Whole Foods, beer from Silver Eagle Distributing, wine and water, and craft camaraderie. Dress is casual. Tickets are $50 per person and space is limited.


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