Monday, November 3, 2008

Empty Bowls Project in Chicago

The Empty Bowls Project in Chicago takes place Friday, December 12th.

Please spread the word to any artists you know that would be willing to donate a ceramic bowl. You can contact Joanna Kramer if you have any questions. Her information is also below including ‘drop off’ location.

Empty Bowls is a nationwide effort by artists/potters to help fight hunger. Lillstreet Art Center is proud to host the 3rd annual Empty Bowls Project to benefit Chicago-area hunger-fighting organizations. We're asking student and professional potters to donate bowls for this cause.

Empty Bowls works like this: guests choose a bowl and are served a generous serving of soup and bread made by First Slice Cafe, in exchange for a $20 suggested donation. Guests keep the bowl as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in the world. Bowls with an estimated price of over $30 will be placed up for auction.

Empty Bowls will take place on Friday, December 12, 2008, 5-8 pm in the Lillstreet Gallery.

100% of the money raised will be given to First Slice (, so they may continue to create healthy meals for these local organizations whose mission includes helping those who are hungry and/or homeless: Heartland Alliance, The Night Ministry, American Indian Center Youth Program, Howard Area Alternative High School, Broadway Youth Center, Center on Halstead, and Chicago-area soup kitchens.

With the revenue generated from last year’s EMPTY BOWLS event, First Slice was able to donate 1000 meals to youth in need.

Joanna Kramer
Empty Bowls Coordinator
(773) 263-5581

Drop off:
Lillstreet Art Center
4401 N. Ravenswood - 2nd Floor (there is a box labeled ‘Empty Bowls Here’
Chicago, IL 60640
Website for Lillstreet:
Website for Empty Bowls: