Houston Center for Contemporary Craft


Saturday, May. 18, 2019 – Saturday, May. 18, 2019

11:00 AM – 03:00 PM


Join HCCC for Empty Bowls, a grassroots effort by artists and craftspeople in cities and towns across the country to feed the hungry in their communities. Empty Bowls is implemented locally by Houston-area ceramists and artists working in various media, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, and the Houston Food Bank.

For a minimum $25 donation, attendees have the pleasure of selecting a bowl from hundreds of one-of-a-kind, hand-crafted bowls donated by Houston area ceramists and craft artists and then receiving a simple lunch of soup from Sweet Tomatoes and bread from Slow Dough Bread Co.   The empty bowls serve as a reminder of all the empty bowls in our community and around the world.

Pottery and woodturning demonstrations, as well as live music will be featured at the event.

Want the first choice of bowls?  Purchase a $50 ticket to attend the Empty Bowls Preview Party on Friday, May 17, to get first dibs, plus enjoy light bites, beer, wine, and artist demonstrations. Learn more here.


  • Wednesday - Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Sunday, Noon - 5:00 pm
  • Free Hours: Always free!

Directions & Parking

  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Accessible parking lot is located directly behind the building off Travis and Rosedale.

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