SPARTANBURG — The first two bowl-making sessions for Hub City Empty Bowls 2016 will be Saturday, July 16, 10 a.m.-noon and 1-3 p.m. in Spartanburg Art Museum’s studios at Chapman Cultural Center and Thursday, July 21, 6-8:30 p.m. at West Main Artists Co-Op, both in Spartanburg, SC. These will be free events, clay and instruction provided, where anyone can make a handmade pottery bowl that will be used to raise funds to feed local hungry citizens.
This fall — Saturday, Oct. 15, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. — the lead organization Carolina Clay Artists will host Soup Day at Chapman Cultural Center, when the bowls will be used for fundraising. For a $15 donation, a patron will receive the bowl of his or her choice and a simple meal of gourmet soup, bread, and tea. The money will be given to TOTAL Ministries, a faith-based organization in Spartanburg that helps local citizens who need food because of financial hardship.
As one of Spartanburg’s most successful fundraisers, Empty Bowls donated $26,000 in 2015. Statistics say about 15 percent of Spartanburg’s population (42,980 people) is “food insecure.” The rate for Spartanburg children is 22.5 percent or 15,600 individuals. The last bowl-make event is slated for Saturday, Aug. 27.
For complete details, please visit online HubCityEmptyBowls.com or call (864) 585-9167.
This story courtesy of Chapman Cultural Center.