Empty Bowls

Making bowls for the 25th Annual Prescott Empty Bowls Event

Yavapai College (YC) ceramics lab on the Prescott Campus (building 17 – rooms 101 and 102) is opening its facilities to experienced clay workers to make, glaze and fire bowls for the Empty Bowls event and the public is invited. The YC bowl-making day is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 20. The YC glazing day is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, for glazing and kiln loading.

Since 1990 Empty Bowls has been a grassroots movement of artists in towns and cities around the world helping fund foodbanks in their local communities. Through event organizers’ efforts, along with the help of other non-profit charities, businesses and local citizens Empty Bowls has raised and distributed funds worldwide to help stamp out hunger. Think globally, act locally and change the world is their goal, a news release stated.

Prescott citizens have been supporting their own Empty Bowls movement since 1997. Prescott Empty Bowls is organized by the Prescott Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (PUUF) and Granite Peak Unitarian Universalist Congregation (GPUUC).

This year Empty Bowls is back on the Courthouse Square from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 18. People, once again, can select a handcrafted bowl and two soups from 14 local restaurants. There will also be three special silver enhanced pieces of art for the Anniversary Raffle on the Square.

Additionally, there will be an online art auction again this year. Artists interested in donating can contact prescottemptybowls@gmail.com. The auction will be accessible through the Empty Bowls website and will be under construction until the site goes live on or about Sept. 9. The online auction will run through Sept. 25.

Online sales have been so successful over the last two years that people will have the option of buying their tickets on the Empty Bowls website or at the Courthouse Square. The cost is $20. For more information or to buy tickets online visit prescott-empty-bowls.square.site.

Information provided by Empty Bowls.

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