Kiesel Park
520 Chadwick Lane
Auburn, AL 36832
Emillie Dombrowski
P: 334.501.2944
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Date: March 25th, 2023
Time: 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM

This year the 2023 Empty Bowls will be held on Saturday, March 25th 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Kiesel Park located at 520 Chadwick Ln. Auburn, AL 36832.

All tickets must be purchased in advance and can be purchased online starting February 6 at 8:00 a.m.

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 10th annual Auburn-Opelika Empty Bowls on Saturday, March 25th 2023 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Kiesel Park. Each year, the event alternates between Auburn and Opelika. This event will include soup, entertainment, and raffle prizes. Tickets are $20. 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 along with soup and bread.

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.