Austin Empty Bowl Project 2019


For more than two decades, potters in the Austin area have come together to paint their hearts out on bowls for the Austin Empty Bowl Project to help nourish children in Central Texas.

Held the Sunday before Thanksgiving, attendees can select from thousands of locally crafted ceramic bowls that are decorated with anything from bunnies in space to flowers and have it filled with gourmet soup and bread. Participants can enjoy a delicious lunch while listening to local, live music.

As always, guests will be able to bid on variety of bowls that have been made or autographed by celebrities such as k.d. lang, Neko Case and Laura Veirs during the silent action.

This year the family-friendly event will be held at the Central Texas Food Bank,  Sunday, November 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Bowls are $25 each or two bowls for $40 and include choice of soup. Proceeds will help Meals on Wheels as well as the Food Bank’s Kids Cafe program, an after-school program where children can get a nutritious meal while they complete their homework and participate in enrichment activities.  

Central Texas Food Bank
6500 Metropolis Dr.
Austin, TX 78744
United States

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