Empty Bowls of Owensboro is partnering with iArt Studios as they host a community bowl-making day during their open house from 12-3 p.m. on July 10. The event is free and open to the public.
Jeanette Noone, new owner of iArt Studios (603 Park Plaza Dr.), will provide molds and clay to hand make bowls that will be used at the Empty Bowls annual fundraiser this fall.
Empty Bowls is a local nonprofit that is dedicated to the national effort of feeding the hungry. Funds are raised through an annual event and are provided to local shelters, churches and other organizations that aid in the effort.
Empty Bowls is currently accepting applications to be considered as a recipient of this year’s event funds. The deadline to submit an application is July 15. Those interested in submitting an application can find it online here.
While the committee is eagerly anticipating an October event again this year, the date and location are still to be determined as more restrictions regarding COVID-19 are lifted. As soon as a date and location has been finalized, it will be announced on the Empty Bowls Facebook Page.
Tickets for the annual event will go on sale sometime in the fall. Only 400 tickets will be available for this event and tickets are sold on a first-come, first-serve basis.
The ticket allows attendees to select a ceramic bowl from hundreds of handcrafted options made specifically for this event by local artisans and students of Brescia University. Each participant at the event will then receive one of numerous soups made available by local restaurants, chefs and churches. New this year will be “celebrity servers.”
As in years past, a silent auction will also be available at the event. Any person or organization wishing to donate an item or basket for the silent auction is encouraged to reach out to the committee by email at [email protected]. All donations to Empty Bowls are tax-deductible.
Last year more than $10,000 was awarded to Feed a Friend, which serves more than 10,000 people in the community annually through dinners and a food pantry that serves veterans in need.