Local artists have spent the year making and decorating more than 1,200 bowls to sell Saturday at the Emergency Food Network’s annual Empty Bowls fundraiser.
What: All proceeds from the event will go to the Emergency Food Network to help feed Pierce County’s needy.
When and where: The sale will be from 1 p.m.-3:30 p.m. at Charles Wright Academy, 7723 Chambers Creek Road, University Place.
Cost: Admission is free, and so is a bowl of soup from local restaurants – if you buy a bowl. Tiny bowls, soup bowls and serving bowls will be for sale at prices ranging from $10 to $20.
Work of a few: This year, fewer than 20 potters, woodworkers and glass artists rolled up their sleeves – literally – and knuckled down to produce works of art to put up for sale Saturday. Five of them, including a high school student and a newcomer to pottery, are responsible for one-third of the bowls.
Why they do it: Not known for big bank accounts, the artists got creative with how to curb hunger.
“It’d be great to say, ‘People are hungry, I think I’ll sit down and write a check,’ ” said Manitou Art Center owner Retha Hayward, who helps organize the event. “There are very few artists who can do that. But there’s a way with some sweat equity, you can change lives.”firstname.lastname@example.org