10th Annual Empty Bowls Houston, presented by Whole Foods Market


Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, implemented in Houston to benefit the Houston Food Bank. The unique lunch fundraiser is a collaboration between Houston area ceramists, woodturners and artists working in all media, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and Lawndale Art Center. In its first eight years, Empty Bowls Houston has raised $342,250 for the Houston Food Bank. 

For a minimum donation, attendees receive a simple lunch of soup and bread provided by Whole Foods Market, and then select a bowl from 1,000-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 the community and the world. There are also larger bowls available at a higher price (lunch also included.)

Live music and artist demonstrations will be held throughout the day.



Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002


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