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 presented by Whole Food Market and implemented locally by Houston-area ceramists and artists working in various media, Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, Lawndale Art Center and the Houston Food Bank.

Attendees receive a simple lunch of soup, bread and water, and then select a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston-area artists. The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and the world. All proceeds will benefit the Houston Food Bank.

Live music and live demonstrations by various artists throughout the day.



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


Minimum $25 donation
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