Florence to fill ‘Empty Bowls’ for charity

Backstreet Gallery artists Stephanie Ames, Kristin Anderson and Pattie Anderson are shown with the art pieces that they have donated to the Empty Bowls annual fundraiser to benefit Florence Food Share.

Nov. 21, 2018 — The 23rd annual Empty Bowls fundraising event to benefit Florence Food Share will be held Nov. 30 through Dec. 2. This family-friendly annual event contributes funds needed to operate our local food pantry and provide services to those in need.

Empty Bowls is a community event with numerous participants including local artists, restaurants, sponsors, Lane Community College students, Siuslaw High School students and volunteers all working together to make the event possible and successful.

Handmade ceramic bowls are created and then donated by local artists and students for sale at the Empty Bowls event. These unique bowls are sold to the public for $10 each, with some smaller $5 bowls available as well. With each bowl sold, the participating restaurants provide a soup coupon good for a cup of the “soup of the day” at their establishments.

Other items offered to the public at the silent auction include original paintings, handmade glass bowls and ceramic art.

The event will be held at the Florence Events Center, 715 Quince St. on Friday, Nov. 30, from 5 to 8 p.m.; on Saturday Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and on Sunday, Dec. 2, from noon to 3 p.m.

Admission to the event is free.