Empty Bowls Central Florida

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Empty Bowls Central Florida

Date: Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019
Times: 11-11:30 a.m. (early bird bowl selection)
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Soup Luncheon

Location: Live Oak Event Center

Suggested Donation: $20
cash, checks and cards will be accepted.
donation includes:

  • ceramic bowl handcrafted by UCF students
  • soup luncheon (soup, oyster crackers, beverage, cookies)
  • meal for a student or community member in need

Hosted by: 
UCF School of Visual Arts and Design + UCF Potters Guild
UCF Student Union + Volunteer UCF
Knights Helping Knights Pantry
United Global Outreach
DoubleTree by Hilton

About Empty Bowls:

Empty Bowls is an international grass-roots project to fight hunger, personalized by artists and art organizations on a community level. 

Founded by Lisa Blackburn and art teacher John Hartom in 1990-91 when they joined a drive to raise charitable funds in Hatrom's Michigan community. The idea was to organize a charitable event to give artists and art students a way to make a personal difference. Hartom's students made ceramic bowls in their high school art classes. The finished products were then used as serving pieces for a fund-raising meal of soup and bread. Contributing guests kept the empty bowl. During the next year, Hartom and other participants developed this concept into the Empty Bowls project. The Imagine/RENDER Group, a 501(c)3 organization, was created to promote the project.

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Live Oak Event Center: 4115 Pyxis Lane, Orlando, FL 32816 [ View Website ]


School of Visual Arts and Design 407.823.2676 SVAD@ucf.edu


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