Annual Empty Bowls Houston Benefitting Houston Food Bank Returns May 20

Annual Empty Bowls Houston Benefitting Houston Food Bank Returns May 20

May 19 2023

One of Houston’s best-loved grassroots fundraising events, Empty Bowls Houston, will return for the 17th Annual event on Saturday, May 20.

Empty Bowls is an international effort to fight hunger, implemented in Houston to benefit the Houston Food Bank.  The unique lunch fundraiser is a collaboration between Houston area ceramists, woodturners and artists working in all media and Houston Center for Contemporary Craft. Since the inception of the event, Empty Bowls Houston has raised $991,293 for the Houston Food Bank!  (This equates to more than 2.97 million meals for the hungry!) 

Attendees enjoy perusing the 1,500-plus one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls made and donated by Houston area ceramists and craft artists, which are available for a donation to the Houston Food Bank of $25 per bowl (100% goes to Houston Food Bank).  There are also larger bowls available at higher prices.  Note: for each $1 donated to Houston Food Bank, THREE meals are provided to the hungry, so, each $25 bowl purchased provides 75 meals!

The event will be held at Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, located at 4848 Main Street, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM in both the indoor gallery spaces and outdoor garden.  There will be live artist demonstrations outdoors throughout the event, and live music in the garden.  All attendees who purchase bowls will enjoy a simple soup lunch.  There will also be iced coffee from Katz’s Coffee and sweet treats from Good Pop.

Archway Gallery is once again honored to host a special exhibition to raise money for Empty Bowls Houston. More than 30 finely crafted, one-of-a-kind bowls will be displayed along with work submitted by both 2D and 3D Archway Gallery artists. The Empty Bowls artwork will be available through the month of May with proceeds benefiting the Houston Food Bank. There is a special opening reception on May 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Archway Gallery to meet the artists and view these unique works. The bowls may be purchased and taken home the same day! Archway will have Empty Bowls artwork available as well on their website store. For up-to-date information, visit

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Source: Houston Food Bank

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