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Empty Bowls to Introduce Hand Crafted Wooden Bowls


August 25, 2021


Aug 20, 2021

Empty Bowls to Introduce Hand Crafted Wooden Bowls

Wood turned bowls will be one of the new, exciting additions to the 2021 Foothills Empty Bowls Art Auction.

“Members of the Arizona Woodturners Association are excited to be part of the Empty Bowls project and to support the Foothills Food Bank,” says Brian Lensink, President of the Arizona Woodturners Association. “This is a difficult time for Arizonans who need food support and we are happy to assist. We enjoy turning bowls using the wood that comes from the urban forest that makes up the greater Phoenix area. Having these bowls go to a worthy cause make our enjoyment even greater. We also have challenged our members by offering prizes to those who can make the most bowls. Wood is a great material for bowls and will be added to the array of items made by artists using other mediums.”

On Friday, October 15, 2021, the 22nd annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction to honor World Hunger Day will be held at Harold’s Corral, in Cave Creek, Arizona, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Proceeds benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center.

The auction begins on the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center’s website, Individuals can bid on the art and purchase bowls created and donated by members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League, sponsor of the Empty Bowls Project.

“We are excited to initially offer the art and bowl auction online so people can support this important cause and bid on their favorite works of art,” says Carole Perry, founder of the event. “The online event begins September 7, 2021 and concludes on World Hunger Day, Friday, October 15, 2021 at 1:00 PM at Harold’s Corral.”

“We already have received numerous items, ranging from paintings to sculptures from all media. Many artists donated two or more pieces out of a selfless desire to ensure that the Foothills Food Bank has the resources it needs to help our neighbors in need.”

Bowls purchased in advance can be selected during the Empty Bowls lunch or guests can choose to pay for their bowls at the event. A pasta lunch, donated by Harold’s, will be served in the bowls and guests can keep the bowls as a reminder of empty bowls throughout the world, throughout the year. Winners of the art auction can pick up their art pieces after 1:00 PM at Harold’s as well.

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