Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction

empty bowls

Proceeds to benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center

Cave Creek – Arizona citizens know more about giving back than anyone, so several industrious volunteers are planning to come together at a Cave Creek art studio to design beautiful glass bowls that will help hungry neighbors in need.

During the creative session, volunteers will design their favorite bowl types and colors before the kilns will come to life. Bowls previously created and fired will be at the studio for the innovative bowl-making as well, and the event founder and renowned glass artist will be on hand as well as the executive director for Foothills Food Bank.

Carole Perry, who created the festival in the northern desert foothills more than 19 years ago, says 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center, and will support its ongoing effort to provide emergency food and services to area families in need of assistance.

Carole Perry, who helped create the Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch in the northern desert foothills more than 19 years ago, knows glass. Intimately.


On Friday, October 18, 2019, the annual Foothills Empty Bowls Lunch & Art Auction to honor World Hunger Day will be held at Harold’s Corral, Ariz., in Cave Creek, from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Sonoran Arts League of Cave Creek, Ariz, sponsors the event.

According to Pam DiPietro, executive director of Foothills Food Bank, an online auction will be on the food bank’s website, www.foothillsfoodbank.com, giving people the opportunity to bid on 100 fine art and craft items donated by members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League.

“We are excited to offer the auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,’ says DiPietro. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout. The online art auction began September 3, 2019 (and end on the day of the event) and the artwork will be present for viewing during lunch with the auction closing at 1:00 PM.

Lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger.

The Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral and Tech4Life sponsor the Foothills Empty Bowls & Art Auction 2019. Other donors include Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Arizona Clay, Sonoran Trails MS and Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items.

For more information, call 480.488.6070. Proceeds benefit the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Road.