Denson Drive Recreation Center
1102 Denson Dr.
Opelika , AL 36801
P: 334.501.2944
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Date: April 9th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM until 2:00 PM

This year the 2022 Empty Bowls will be held on Saturday, April 9 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Denson Drive Recreation Center located at 1102 Denson Dr., Opelika, AL 36801.

As part of an ongoing effort to combat hunger in our area, the City of Auburn's Dean Road Ceramics Studio and the City of Opelika's Denson Drive Recreation Center will host the 9th annual Auburn-Opelika Empty Bowls on Saturday, April 9, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Each year, the event alternates between Auburn and Opelika. This event will include soup, entertainment and raffle prizes. Tickets are $10. Every ticket purchased is a direct donation to the Food Bank of East Alabama. Each ticketholder gets their choice of a handmade bowl created by local artists and a soup lunch.

For more info., please contact the Denson Drive Recreation Center at (334) 705-5549 or follow this LINK.

What is Empty Bowls?

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to fight hunger that was initially created by The Imagine Render Group in 1991. The basic premise is simple: Local and regional potters, craftspeople and educators work to create hundreds of handcrafted bowls for each Empty Bowls event. Guests are then invited to a simple meal of soup and bread. In exchange for a cash donation, guests can keep their bowl as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our communities. 100% of the money raised by the Auburn and Opelika ceramics studios during each Empty Bowls event is donated to the East Alabama Community Food Bank.


For more information or questions concerning Empty Bowls, please contact Emillie Dombrowski, Art Education Specialist, at, or call (334) 501-2944.