Empty Bowls Project

Empty Bowls Big heARTs Project

For two decades, members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League have been creating ceramic and glass bowls in support of the Foothills Food Bank Empty Bowls Project held in awareness of World Hunger Day. The art auction and bowl sale will be held on the Sonoran Arts League’s website. Individuals can bid on the art and purchase bowls donated by members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League.

The 2022 event will be held on Friday, October 14th from 11 am to 1:30 pm at Harold’s, thanks to their continued generosity and support of Empty Bowls. This year’s event also features a few expansions. The first is with the new name: Empty Bowls big heARTs. This expansion represents the next change to the event, which is the event will benefit both the Foothills Food Bank and the Sonoran Arts League.

A Community Wide Project

Take a free class in August and September to make ceramic bowls and help the community’s food bank efforts for the annual 2022 Empty Bowls big heARTs fundraising event on Friday, October 14th organized by Foothills Food Bank and Sonoran Arts League.

August 5, 12, 19, 26  & September 9, 16, 23, 30 classes

Foothills Food Bank

Our Partner – Foothills Food Bank

Foothills Food Bank provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, north Scottsdale, Rio Verde and north Phoenix.

The Sonoran Arts League is committed to advancing art and art education, with a special focus on mentoring youth with the belief that arts training helps develop the ability to focus and strengthens cognitive skills in young people. It offers a number of Youth Art programs for students K-12.

Harold's Corral

Our Supporters

Harold’s Corral
A special thank you goes out to Harold’s Corral for supporting the event again this year. They are donating the space and the food to support this year’s event. Tell them thank you when you are at the event, and then come back for dinner that weekend and thank them again, and just in case come back for Sunday breakfast and tell them thanks one more time!

Arizona Woodturners Association

Arizona Woodturners Association
The mission of the Arizona Woodturners Association (AWA) is to provide education and information to those who are interested in woodturning. Woodturning is defined as the shaping of wood using a lathe. This includes everything from decorative and/or functional bowls, to sculptural objects. The AWA works to; promote an interest in woodturning for persons of all levels of competence, provides up-to-date information, education and guidance for all members, and works to stimulate creativity, and explore new methods and techniques for advancing woodturning as both a creative craft and as a unique art form. It also has chosen to support several community-based charitable organizations.

We would like to celebrate the Arizona Woodturners Association for supporting the event this with 108 exquisite masterpieces all carved from wood and generously donated from their members!

Paradise Valley Community College

Ceramics Studio – School of Art
David Bradley and the students from the Ceramics Studio in the Department of Art at Paradise Valley Community College have been so generous with their time and support of this project year-over-year. This year they are providing 200 ceramic bowls to support the event in 2022.