We have been watching everything going on in the world and have come to the conclusion that we must change this year’s "in person” event to a virtual event. We will hold the raffle and the online auction on April 30. Watch for all the details on social media and in your email!
We can’t begin to say how sad the cancellation makes us for Community Lifeline Center, our beneficiary. As you know, our event provides over 80% of the funds for their food pantry. Click HERE to see the current statement from their Executive Director.
We ask everyone to consider purchasing a “ticket” to the event that will be a donation going directly to Community Lifeline Center. We plan to hold a drive by bowl pickup for ticket holders at a later date. The general admission ticket will get you an event bowl. The VIP Collectors Club ticket will get you an amazing bowl thrown by a local potter and painted by a local painter (watch Facebook & Instagram for pictures).
140,000 Collin County residents are food insecure
Nearly 9,000 McKinney kids will go to bed hungry tonight
45% of food stamp recipients are children
You can help and have a fun-filled family evening at the same time.
This unique annual event features a showcase of over 1,000 one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional and student artists. Guests come to share a sampling of gourmet soups, breads, and sweets that have been lovingly prepared by chefs from local restaurants. They take home one of these empty bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls due to hunger in the local community.
Proceeds of the event go to Community Lifeline Center to help stock their Lifeline Market.
Your bowls make our event a reality!
We ask you to join this significant effort to fight hunger in our community!
Last year, we raised over $82,000 for families in crisis and provided more than 80% of the funds spent on food at McKinney's Community Lifeline Center.
Opportunities to Contribute:
Donate an Artisan Bowl for the Art Auction or Showcase Collection (raffle)
Donate bowl(s) for the Limited Edition Collection
Donate event bowls (800 needed)
Advocacy of the event through social media, marketing & media opportunities
Volunteer at the event!
Our Gift to You:
Event "Artist" t-shirt for donating an Artisan or Showcase bowl or at least 10 event bowls
Complimentary entry to the event for Art Auction artists with a guest.
Artisan Auction Bowls
These are larger, professional pieces for the on-line Art Auction (one per artist and auction entries will be juried).
Three bowls will be selected to be raffled at the event
Limited Edition Bowls
These are beautifully crafted bowls made available for purchase during the event.
Event bowls, the heart of our event, are given to our guests to take home as a reminder of their support.
Empty Bowls McKinney
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
511 Foote St.
McKinney, TX 75069