Empty Bowls: Using creativity to fight hunger

Local artists donated handcrafted bowls of all sizes and colors -- clay, metal, wood, fabric, woven and more

May 26, 2012 5:38:58 PM PDT
Local artists are using their creativity to help fight hunger.

They donated 1,800 handcrafted bowls in different colors and sizes for the eighth annual Empty Bowls Houston fundraiser on Saturday at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft.

For a $25 donation, visitors could pick out a bowl and enjoy a lunch of soup and bread.

The event also featured live bowl-making demos by local woodturners, potters, felt artists, mosaic artists and more, plus live music.

The unique lunch fundraiser is a collaboration between Houston-area artists working in all media, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft and the Lawndale Art Center.

All proceeds from the event go to to the Houston Food Bank. In its first seven years, Empty Bowls Houston raised about $270,000 to help feed Houston's hungry.