Powderhorn Empty Bowls was started in 2007 by five neighbors and potters who met at the Powderhorn Park Pottery Program. Their mission, to promote art, provide sustenance and promote the common good has been carried out every year since, with the help of donations and hundreds of volunteers. Every year hundreds of neighbors and community members gather together to help end hunger. These people choose a hand-made bowl that has been donated, which is filled with soup made by volunteers and local businesses and accompanied by bread made on site by volunteers.
For this, each adult is asked to make a $20 donation, or a $5 donation for kids. Any and all donations, of any amount, are gladly accepted.
When finished, wash your bowl and bring it home. Enjoy it and have it as a reminder of all the empty bowls in your community, across Minnesota and around the world. Also leave with that bowl feeling good, knowing that on this day, you did something to feed people in your community.
PEB at Powderhorn Art Fair: Volunteers Wanted
Each year, Powderhorn Empty Bowls organizes volunteers to help with our PPNA-sponsored booth at the Powderhorn Art Fair (PAF). This year the Art Fair is celebrating its 25th Anniversary on August 6 & 7 and Powderhorn Empty Bowls is celebrating its 10th Anniversary at the Park!
At the Art Fair, potters volunteer to throw pots with clay that we provide; volunteers assist at potters booths and at our booth, which is right near the Powderhorn Park building, to talk to fair-goers about Powderhorn Empty Bowls and spread the word about our Event and its important work in the neighborhood.