Hub City Empty Bowls, a grassroots organization connecting local potters and citizens to feed the hungry in Spartanburg, is hosting its annual fundraiser–Soup Day–this Saturday, Sept. 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Chapman Cultural Center.
Led by Carolina Clay Artists, hundreds of locals have made around 1,400 handcrafted pottery bowls during public bowl-making events in the past few months. These bowls will be available in Chapman Cultural Center’s theater lobby at $15 each. The $15 donation not only gets patrons a bowl to keep, but a variety of gourmet soups from local restaurants, bread, tea, and live music. Two drum circles, one outdoors at 11 a.m. and one indoors at 1 p.m., will add to the sense of community involvement. Patrons may also participate in a silent auction featuring high quality works by professional, amateur, and student potters.
Proceeds from this event will be directed to the Hub City Empty Bowls Project Fund, a component fund of The Spartanburg County Foundation established to increase awareness about the issues of hunger and food security, and to raise funds to help local organizations fight hunger. This year’s beneficiary organization is TOTAL Ministries, an established local charity that helps people during the most desperate times of their lives. The fundraising goal this year is to raise more than $20,000.
For more information, please visit HubCityEmptyBowls.com, find Hub City Empty Bowls on Facebook, or call (864) 542-ARTS.