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Every fall, the Community Arts Center, in cooperation with the Potters Guild is proud to participate in Empty Bowls, a nationwide project dedicated to the aid of hunger-fighting organizations. Proceeds from our fundraiser are donated to local food banks.

How it works:

The Empty Bowls concept is simple. Both professional and amateur ceramic artists create and donate more than 500 one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls. Attendees at the luncheon pay a small donation, choose a bowl to use, and are served a simple meal of soup and bread. They keep the bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world.

How you can participate:

The Community Arts Center welcomes involvement on many levels:

  1. Create a bowl! The Community Arts Center offers two two-day workshops – one in our summer semester, one in our fall semester – to create bowls that will be used in the event. To participate in bowl making contact the main office for workshop dates or look under classes tab for dates and additional information.
  2. Donate soup! Delicious donations from local restaurants have been instrumental to the success of our Empty Bowls event. To make a donation of food, please contact the main office at 610-566-1713.
  3. Join us! 100% of your contribution goes directly to fighting hunger in our area. And the handcrafted bowls you take home act as a beautiful reminder that selfless act, rather than selfishness, are what make the world a more beautiful place.

If you are interested in volunteering for this community event please contact Liz Coley by email.


Was another success with the generous help of soup donors, bowl donors, volunteers and the bowl purchasers.  We were able to raise over $3800 which was shared between several local food banks.