Thursday, July 05, 2012

Paint a bowl for the Empty Bowls Project at Calumet Art Center July 6

CALUMET -- The Calumet Art Center's Anna Klobuchar-Clemenc Gallery welcomes the public to celebrate First Friday in Calumet by painting a bowl for the Empty Bowl Project to help fight hunger in the Keweenaw.

Calumet Art Center Volunteer Doug Middleton collects donations for the Empty Bowls Project at Café Rosetta in June, while a family enjoys some gourmet soup for the project. Other restaurants and cafés are invited to participate by serving soup for one day, with proceeds to benefit local food pantries. Donors receive a hand-painted bowl as well as a bowl of soup for a $10 donation. (Photo by Joanne Thomas for Keweenaw Now)

The Center, at 57055 Fifth Street, will be open from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, July 6.

The Empty Bowls Project, an international effort to fight hunger, is a community-based fundraiser designed to create awareness of food insecurity and to generate income for local food pantries. Since April, groups and individuals -- including children accompanied by an adult -- have been coming to the Calumet Art Center to decorate the bowls. 

Restaurants and cafés will be invited to serve soup to customers who donate $10 for one of the decorated bowls. The café/restaurant will serve the soup in one of their own bowls and the customer will take home the decorated bowl.

Editor's Note: See our April 30, 2012, article, "Empty Bowls Project to fight hunger kicks off at Calumet Art Center" and visit for details on the project.

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