Empty Bowls Project

Empty Bowls Projects- 2nd Saturday in November

2021 Community Bowl

The Empty Bowls Project was started to bring community awareness of local hunger needs. Empty Bowls allows participating artists and groups to create and donate bowls and then serve a simple meal to attendees. Silvia Dodson, UFB Board Member, has chaired this project from its inception.  Partnering with our Hillsborough County Public Schools and local home school groups each year, the students create bowls that are display during the event and ticket holders can choose one bowl of their liking to take home with them.  

Live music plays throughout the event along with a live auction of local artist bowls to be won by the highest bidder.  Each Empty Bowls ticket includes your choice of a variety of delicious soups provided by various local churches and civic organizations. One ticket is good for either one (1) 16 oz soup of choice, or two (2) 8oz soups of choice or a flight with four (4) 4 oz soups of choice, bread, apple, water and your choice of student made clay bowls to take home as a reminder that some bowls in our community are empty. All  proceeds benefited the United Food Bank of Plant City.


Dates:  2nd Saturday in November, Yearly

  • November 12th, 2022
  • November 11th, 2023
  • November 9th, 2024

Location: Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum and McCall Park, downtown Plant City.
Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm
Cost: $5/per ticket prior to October 1st, increase to $10 thereafter
Note: Tickets are available at the United Food Bank Office or through an UFB Board Member


2022 Local Artist Bowls for Live Auction Starts November 12, 2022

Check Back For More Bowls To Be Added To The Auction!

2022 Live Entertainment Line-Up

 

 

Street Painting Workshop: October 22, 2022

Come learn from Leigh Alfredson, art teacher and professional street painter, at a workshop on Saturday, October 22, 2022!    The workshop will include a PowerPoint presentation that covers the history of the art form, techniques on how to enlarge your drawing for the sidewalk, and examples of pastel chalk masterpieces produced on the pavement.  This indoor presentation will then be followed by a hands-on portion outside on the pavement as Leigh helps the artists express the Empty Bowls theme of FILLING HEARTS AND BOWLS in a strong visual way.  Then put your skills to work to raise awareness for hunger by creating your own design on the sidewalk at the Empty Bowls event on Saturday, November 12, 2022! Click here for street painting application. 

When: October 22, 2022
Time: 9am-Noon
Location: First United Methodist Church (202 W. Reynolds Street, Plant City) for the presentation and then will move to the Robert W. Willaford Railroad Museum (PC Historic Train Depot) 104 S. Palmer Street to practice their designs
Cost: $1 or a can of soup to donate to the United Food Bank
Click Here For Street Painting Application!

Attendance at the workshop is requested to participate in the Empty Bowls Street Painting Show scheduled for Saturday, November 12, 2022.  If a student has already participated in a past workshop, then it is not required to attend this one.