Wimberley Empty Bowl


Join us for the Wimberley Empty Bowls –
Sunday, November 13, 2016
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Santa Fe Connection – Wimberley Square

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The Crisis Bread Basket is excited to partner with the Wimberley Valley Arts & Cultural Alliance for the 2nd Annual Wimberley ALIVE! Music & Arts Festival.  Wimberley Alive! will take place during the weekend of November 10-13.  The last day of the festival will feature a new event for this year called the Wimberley Empty Bowl.

“Empty Bowls” allows participating artists and groups to create and donate bowls, then serve a simple meal. In some communities, ceramic artists are joined by wood turners, glassblowers, fiber artists, metal smiths, painters, sculptors, and other artists and craftspeople. Guests choose a bowl to use that day and to keep as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. In exchange for the meal, and the bowl, guests contribute a suggested minimum donation. One hundred percent of each meal’s proceeds are devoted to local hunger-fighting organizations, such as food banks or soup kitchens, or to national or international charitable groups.

Empty bowl events were founded by Lisa Blackburn and Art teacher John Hartom in 1990-91 in Michigan when they joined a drive to raise charitable funds in his Michigan community. Hartom’s idea was to organize a charitable event to give artists and art students a way to make a personal difference. Hartom’s students made ceramic bowls in their high school art classes. The finished products were then used as individual serving pieces for a fund-raising meal of soup and bread. Contributing guests kept the empty bowl. During the next year, Hartom and other participants developed this concept into “Empty Bowls”.

Thank you to our 2016 Sponsors:

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Until No one is Hungry Sponsors

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Sleepy Hollow Mini Storage

Serving Together Sponsors


Hackett Financial Group, LLC
94.1 KWVH – Wimberley

Pottery of Hope

Hunter’s Night Out/Knights of Columbus
The Leaning Pear – Hill Country Inspired Cuisine
Judy M. Dunn
Hays City Store

A Seat at the Table

Walter Benson
Blanco Bank
Cheryl & Ed Flores
Chester John & Elissa Beach
Hill Country View
Junkin Law Office, DAVID JUNKIN
Lock Tite Storage
The Old Mill Store
Jennifer & Shad Scharlach
Silo Glass
Pam Showalter & Raylene Bell
Karen Smith
Wimberley Zipline