Empty Bowl Hawa`i is a unique event where artists and chefs get together to help support food security and end hunger. Each ticket purchase includes soup, bread and a bowl. Select from thousands of beautiful bowls created by local potters and community members. Each bowl is meant as a keepsake to remind us of the reality that each day someone goes hungry and a bowl is left empty. You'll also be able to choose from a variety of gourmet soups made by local chefs.
The Hawai‘i Potters' Guild started Empty Bowl Hawai‘i in 2009 as a biennial event in conjunction with our 42 anniversary exhibition at The ARTS at Marks Garage. Since then, the event has grown to a over 5,000 bowl effort. This year's beneficiary is Aloha Harvest, a non-profit organization that rescues quality, donated food and delivers it free of charge to social service agencies feeding the hungry in Hawai`i. Over 18 million pounds of food have been rescued since November 1999.
Participating Restaurants: 12th Ave Grill, 40 Carrots at Bloomingdales, BLT Steak, Highway Inn, Juicy Brew, Koko Head Cafe, Mahina & Sun's, Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, Murphy's Bar & Grill, MW Restaurant, The Nook, The Pig & The Lady, The Pili Group, Pomaika`i Ballrooms at Dole Cannery, REAL a gastropub, Side Street Inn, Sushi ii, Tiki's Grill & Bar, The Castaway Kitchen and Tango Contemporary Cafe.
Participating Potters: Fuki Ikeuchi, Katy Kaneshiro, Janet Kelly, Mark Kuhn, Emily Lee, Jack Lewin, Steve Martin, Jean Merkel, Lori Nakatsuka, Marisa Oshiro, Holly Oyadomari, Pablo Tello, David Yamaguchi, Gemma Yamamoto, Leah & Bob York, Ala Wai Park Arts & Crafts, Hawaii Potters' Guild, Hickam Air Force Base Arts & Crafts Center, 'Iolani Adult Pottery Group, Leeward Community College, Schofield Barracks Arts & Crafts, University of Hawai`i at Manoa, 'Iolani School, Kalani High, Kamehameha Schools, La Pietra School, Mid-Pacific Institute and Punahou School.
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