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Most of us don’t have to worry about going to bed hungry, but according to the North Texas Food Bank, 1 in 4 children in North Texas is food insecure: they go to bed hungry! That is more than 300,000 children. Here is how you can help, and have a fun-filled family evening at the same time.

This unique annual event begins with a showcase of over 1,000 one-of-a-kind bowls handcrafted by professional and student artists. For the $25 price of admission, guests come to share a sampling of gourmet soups, breads, and sweets that have been lovingly prepared by chefs from local restaurants.  Included in the price of admission, guests take home one of these empty handcrafted bowls as a reminder of all the empty bowls due to hunger in the local community .

 

Empty Bowls McKinney is modeled on the grass-roots Empty Bowls effort that was created in 1990 to make a difference for hungry people in the local community.  Each Empty Bowls event is unique to the town or city it serves, and reflects the commitment of artists and others to feed the hungry people who live there.​

 

Upcoming Events

Bowl Glazing

Jan. 13, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Make Expression

2995 Preston Rd, #1535, Frisco, TX  75034

 

Paint bowls with local artists for our 2020 event.

Bowl Making

Jan. 19, 2:00 - 3:30 pm

Jump Into Art

404 N. Church St.

McKinney, TX 75069

Handbuild bowls with local artists for our 2020 event.

Bowl Making

Jan. 28, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Cornerstone Ranch

3933 Co Rd 317

McKinney, TX 75069

Handbuild bowls with local artists for our 2020 event.

Bowl Glazing

Feb. 18, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

Make Expression

2995 Preston Rd, #1535, Frisco, TX  75034

Paint bowls with local artists for our 2020 event.

Bowl Making

Feb. 23, 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Jump Into Art

404 N. Church St.

McKinney, TX 75069

Throw a bowl and handbuild a bowl with local artists for our 2020 event.

Artists

Your bowls make our event a reality!

We ask you to join this significant effort to fight hunger in our community!

Your bowls make our event a reality!  We ask you to join this significant effort to fight hunger in our community.  

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).

Showcase Bowls

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

Event bowls, the heart of our event, are given to our guests to take home as a reminder of their support.

Bowl Due Dates

Auction & Showcase bowls are due 03/06/20

Drop off at the McKinney Art Studio

101 E. Lamar St., McKinney, TX 75069

Limited Edition & Event bowls are due 04/03/20

Drop off at St. Peter's Episcopal Church Office

511 Foote St., McKinney, TX 75069

 
 

2019 Sponsors

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Dill Investments, McKinney Art Studio, SPARC Pottery Studio, Jump Into Art, LegacyTexas Bank,

Legacy Planning Group, Square Burger, Kimley-Horn, First United Methodist Church McKinney,

Community Impact, Valliance Bank, PlainsCapital Bank, Patsy M Sadowski CMP, 97.5 KLAK

 

Contact Us

Empty Bowls McKinney

St. Peter's Episcopal Church

511 Foote St.

McKinney, TX 75069

 

jamie@emptybowlsmckinney.com