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Registration opens for upcoming bowl-making workshops to support Valley food bank

Sonoran Arts League, Foothills Food Bank sets goal of 1,000 bowls, $20,000

Posted 8/1/22

Take a free class in August and September to make ceramic bowls and help the community’s foodbank efforts for the annual 2022 Empty Bowls big heARTs fundraising event Friday, Oct. 14.

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Registration opens for upcoming bowl-making workshops to support Valley food bank

Sonoran Arts League, Foothills Food Bank sets goal of 1,000 bowls, $20,000

Ceramicist Robin Ray, center in blue, and other members of the Sonoran Arts League with some of the vessels made for last year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser.
Ceramicist Robin Ray, center in blue, and other members of the Sonoran Arts League with some of the vessels made for last year’s Empty Bowls fundraiser.
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Take a free class in August and September to make ceramic bowls and help the community’s foodbank efforts for the annual 2022 Empty Bowls big heARTs fundraising event Friday, Oct. 14.

The Empty Bowls big heARTS event, held at Harold’s Cave Creek Corral, 6895 E. Cave Creek Road, is organized by Foothills Food Bank and Sonoran Arts League.

Eight workshops will be held on Fridays in August and September from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 5, 12, 19, 26 and Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30 with a goal of making 1,000 bowls, which will be sold at the fundraiser to raise awareness of World Hunger Day and benefit the Foothills Food Bank and the Sonoran Arts League.

“We are pleased to once again partner with the Sonoran Arts League in this important fundraiser,” said Foothills Food Bank Director Leigh Zydonik. “We hope to raise $20,000 in this year’s event, which will go towards keeping our foodbank shelves stocked and raising awareness about hunger and food insecurity in our community.”

The bowls need to hold a serving of pasta and have a smooth and glazed inside to not trap food and be easily cleaned. Bowls can be any shape, and surface design such as imprinting or applique can be done in wet clay.

The free workshops will be led by a team of professional artists who are members of the Sonoran Arts League, held in The Arts Learning Studio at 7100 E. Cave Creek Road, suite 164, Cave Creek, AZ. 85331.

“The Sonoran Arts League is honored to invite the community into our new arts learning studio to experience the studio, learn how to make a ceramic bowl and assist our efforts in raising the awareness of hunger in Cave Creek and the surrounding communities,” said Sonoran Arts League Executive Director Warren Davis. “We are honored to expand our partnership this year with the Foothills Food Bank, which dates back more than 20 years, and we are looking forward to another successful event this year.”

To reserve a space in this class, register online for an August session at https://sonoranartsleague.site-ym.com/event/empty-bowls-aug-2022 and for September at https://sonoranartsleague.site-ym.com/event/empty-bowls-sept-2022.

Foothills Food Bank provides emergency food, financial assistance and other life necessities and resources to individuals and families in the desert foothills, which encompasses a 180-square mile area that includes Black Canyon City, Cave Creek, Carefree, Anthem, Desert Hills, New River, north Scottsdale, Rio Verde and north Phoenix.

The Sonoran Arts League is a nonprofit 501(c)(3), volunteer-based, arts service organization dedicated to actively advancing art, artists and art education with more than 705 members from around the United States and Canada.

For information about an event or to register for a class, visit www.sonoranartsleague.org, email info@sonoranartsleague.org or call 480-575-6624.

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