109 Division St, Waite Park, MN 56387
What is Empty Bowls?
Empty Bowls is a community collaboration project that creates awareness for hunger, homelessness and a community that cares about its under served population. Art As You Like It helps this community project by offering hand painted bowls, painted by our customers and friends, to the annual soup supper that is held each year in March.
Who makes the bowls?
Community groups from all over the city donate bowls to the event. Art As You Like it provides pre-formed ceramic bowls for community groups to decorate. Groups come to our studio (or we can come to you!) to paint the bowls, and then all of the bowls are donated to the soup supper event.
What happens to the bowls?The bowls at the event become a "parting gift" for those who attend the event. Every person who buys a ticket gets to take home a bowl. Extra bowls are also available for purchase at the event.
Why are the bowls important to the event?The idea is when you use the bowl, you will be reminded of those who are less fortunate. The event is also a fundraiser, the funds are used to provide services to those less fortunate, right here in our community. The soup supper event is a gathering of community where soups, breads, and desserts are enjoyed, as well as some local entertainment and a silent auction.
Why is this event important in our community?This event is more than painting a bowl and donating to the supper. Those who have participated have realized the amazing experience that truly brings together the spirit of community. When you give a bowl, someone else gets to enjoy it, if you go to the event you get to take a bowl, and you get to enjoy that bowl. You can't help but think about the person who lovingly made or decorated the bowl that goes home with you. In our home, we have attended several years, and every time I use my bowl, I truly think about how blessed I am to have the things I have, and to appreciate that. It also makes me remember that there are others less fortunate.
While I don't have the resources to completely solve that problem this event is one way, as a business, that I can spread the love, and help create awareness and a small solution to help an organization that helps those less fortunate find their way.
Who benefits from the fundraiser? Proceeds from the event benefit Place of Hope, an organization that provides a variety of services to those in need.
Where and when is the soup supper event?
March 25th, 2017, 11 am -4pm
Calvary Community Church
Reservations are now open for painting bowls for Empty Bowls
Cost to participate
is $10 (plus tax) per person
There is no fee to register, just tell us how many bowls you plan to paint, and you pay when you paint the bowls.
Because of studio space, some days are not available for painting bowls..
Individuals, small groups, families
Reservations are required whether you are 1 person or 50. Please reserve your bowls at least 24 hours in advance (or more!) If you have a group less than 15 people, please click on the blue button link at the bottom of this green box to reserve your spot online--if your group is larger, please call us to set up your group. You can click on the blue button at the bottom to preview dates and times that are currently available.
Schools, church or large groups
Our studio seats 50 people so we can accommodate a large group. YES! we can come to you! You can click on the blue button at the bottom to preview dates and times that are currently available.Please call us at 320-257-2787 to set up a group larger than 15 people.
At your location:
A minimum pre-paid group reservation of 15 people is required for our staff to come to your location.You can click on the blue button at the bottom to preview dates and times that are currently available. Please call to arrange an event at your location 320-257-2787
Kit to go
You can also reserve a kit with up to 15 bowls, brushes and paints to take to your event. Please call to set this up @ 320-257-2787
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