Empty Bowls

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and crafts people in cities in towns around the world to raise money for food related charities to care for and feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls supports food-related charitable organizations around the world, and has raised millions of dollars to help in hunger. Source: https://emptybowls.com/

Every year, the Clay Alliance of Greater Cincinnati hosts a local Empty Bowls event to bring local artists and patrons together to help benefit the Kids Cafe of the Freestore Foodbank in Cincinnati. The Clay Alliance has raised over $375,000 to support the Kids Cafe since starting this event 24 years ago.

Read more about our event this year:

The 25th annual Empty Bowls event will once again be held at Arnold’s Bar & Grill at 210 E. Eighth Street on Sunday, November 3, 2024. We’ll have the Buy It Now table open as early as 10am this year and we’ve added a third seating from 1-2pm. The Bowl Bracket Contest returns to our social media accounts this fall with head-to-head match ups of special bowls our members have made for the event. All of these special bowls will be available at the event for purchase. Finally, to commemorate our 25th year, we’ll have a t-shirt preorder.

Empty Bowls is an international movement to involve the pottery community in helping the hungry. The proceeds from the Cincinnati Clay Alliance Empty Bowls events, raised over $375,000 in the last 24 years, benefiting Kids Cafe of the Freestore Foodbank. There are 9 Kids Cafe locations in greater Cincinnati where children receive a nourishing meal, help with homework and personal hygiene, and can participate in fun activities.

Meal tickets ($35) include a handmade bowl, soup, bread, and a dessert. The Clay Alliance members donate the hand made bowls each year so look out for some of your favorite local clay artists’ work. Additionally, handmade bowls and other ceramic pieces donated by Clay Alliance members can be purchased at the event.

Arnold’s Bar and Grill will be providing servers and donating the delicious soup and bread.

The JK Jazz trio headed up by James Kellaris, will provide their talent as they have for the past several events in rounding out the festivities!

Link to purchase presale tickets with three seating times of 11 am, 12pm, and 1pm, https://clayallianceemptybowls.square.site/

Can’t make it to the event? Please consider making a donation at the link provided for tickets.

If you have any questions about the event please call Linda LeGendre, 513-763-0604.