Denson Drive Rec. Center
1102 Denson Dr
Opelika, AL 36801
Richarde Talbot
Pottery Director
P: 334.705.5558

Date: April 20th, 2024
Time: 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM

The 2024 Empty Bowls will be held April 20, 2024, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Denson Drive Recreation Center in Opelika.

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 2024 Empty Bowls, please contact Richarde Talbot, Opelika Pottery Director, at 334-705-5558.