Our 2014 Empty Bowls Event will be held at the Hampton History Museum on March 21, 2014. Tickets are $30 in advance, and $35 at door if we don’t sell out prior to the event.
Click here to purchase your ticket online, or find a ticket outlet.
The evening will feature soups created by talented chefs from local restaurants accompanied by crackers, dessert and beverages. Soup tasting, silent auction, raffle, cash bar and bowl selection will take place throughout the Hampton History Museum first floor. The event will receive guests 5:30pm to 7:00pm, and the festivities will continue until 9:00pm. In addition to the meal, guests leave with a reminder of this important issue in their handcrafted empty bowl. Additional bowls will be available for purchase after the meal, and a portion of the proceeds from the cash bar will also add to funds raised for the charities. We can sell only 300 tickets.
The basic idea of Empty Bowls is simple. The empty bowl is a tangible symbol of hunger in our communities and around the world. Potters and other artists donate handcrafted bowls. Guests purchase tickets to a simple meal of soup and dessert. Each guest selects a handcrafted bowl to keep as a reminder of the empty bowls this event will help to fill. One hundred percent of each meal’s proceeds will be donated to local hunger-fighting organizations.
There is a kind of magic that happens in the hearts of the bowl artists as they make work to donate for Empty Bowls. That magic is why our participating bowl artists are the heart of Empty Bowls. The artists are numerous and varied, and some remain anonymous even to us. Their work involves days, weeks, and months of effort, art and care. The talent and sentiment they infuse are the reasons for Empty Bowls’ appeal and success. We are deeply grateful to our many bowl artists.
Our 2014 fundraising event will take place on March 21, 2014.
Would you like to… make and donate bowls? … offer silent auction items? … volunteer your time? … Please contact us @ EmptyBowlsVaPeninsula@gmail.com
for information on supporting our March 21, 2014, event.