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Empty Bowls™ attracts nearly 800 community members. This means, in order to make it a success, we need almost 800 donated bowls! We are looking for community members to contribute to bowl donations. Whether you’re an area artist, a local student, or even an art novice – this is your chance to contribute to your community!

Your bowl(s) can be made from any medium, the sky’s the limit! Here are some ideas: ceramic, metal, paper maché, glass, bowl weaving, wood, etc.

Bowl donations are being accepted now through November 1st and may be dropped off at Goodwill’s main office at 2279 South Airport Road W., Traverse City, MI.

If you have any questions , please contact Event and Volunteer Coordinator Maureen Pfaller at 231-995-7742.

Community Bowl Making Events Hosted by Blackbird Arts

Everyone from artists to art novices, including kids of every age, are invited to try their hand at creating bowls for the event through a series of community open houses hosted by Blackbird Arts, located at 1485 Barlow St., in Traverse City.

Blackbird Arts Community Bowl Making Events:
Oct 26 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. This is an open house event, come whenever and paint a bowl or two for the event. $5 suggested donation.

Oct. 21 from 6-8 p.m. Join Blackbird Arts for their Friday Night Arts to support Empty Bowls. Registration with Blackbird Arts is required. With your $25 registration, enjoy a meal of soup and bread and all bowl making supplies. Participants will hand make a clay bowl to keep and paint a bisque (premade) bowl to donate to this year’s Empty Bowls event.

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