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Empty Bowls Returns to Chapel Hill

October 13, 2016 • enager • No Comments


By Emory Nager

The Campus Y Committee Tar Heel TABLE fights food insecurity in the local Chapel Hill/Carrboro community, working closely with TABLE NC, which helps provide local hungry children with food. TABLE is holding an event called Empty Bowls at Weaver Street Market this coming Sunday, October 16 from 3:30-7:00 called Empty Bowls. This is the 4th year it has been held.

Empty Bowls is a non-profit event series created to fight hunger, managed by the larger charitable organization IMAGINE. Empty Bowls consists of artists and art organizations who bring awareness of to local hunger. The event involves artists crafting bowls in the style of the locale, and then having a simple meal served in them. The event draws in all sorts of artists, such as wood turners, glassblowers, fiber artists, metal smiths, painters, sculptors, and more, bringing attention to the local art scene as a happy side effect of the series.

Anyone is invited to purchase a ticket and attend the event. Those who attend the event will receive a meal, their own individual bowls (with an additional fee), which they get to keep after the event to remind them of all of those still hungry in the world. Participants are encouraged to give a donation for their meal, which is given TABLE so that it can continue to fight food insecurity.

Soup, sandwiches, and dessert will also be for sale, along with hors d’oeuvres and wine from Provence. A live band and an art raffle will attract crowds.

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