Thursday, October 04, 2012

Calumet Art Center to host final Empty Bowls event Oct. 5

CALUMET -- Join the Calumet Art Center and BHK Great Explorations at the Calumet Art Center at 57055 5th St., Calumet, for the final Empty Bowls event from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. on First Friday, Oct. 5.

Frank Fiala, right, owner of the Fifth and Elm Coffee House in Houghton, hosted the fourth Empty Bowls event on Sept. 5, 2012. He is pictured here outside the Fifth and Elm with Sherry Rivard, regional coordinator for BHK Great Explorations. The final Empty Bowls event will take place at the Calumet Art Center on First Friday, Oct. 5. (Photo by Allan Baker for Keweenaw Now)

For a $10 donation select a bowl made by local potters and enjoy a meal of soup and bread. 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to these local food pantries to fight hunger: CLK Food Pantry, St. Vincent DePaul (Hancock and L’Anse) and Community Action Food Pantry.

Through BHK Great Explorations, children from third through eighth grade have participated in the Calumet Art Center's Empty Bowls project by decorating the bowls. Volunteers of all ages have also decorated the bowls, made by local potters. Local restaurants and cafés have served soup to customers who donate $10 for one of the decorated bowls. The café/restaurant serves the soup in one of their own bowls and the customer takes home the decorated bowl.

The Art Center will also be holding a Fall Silent Auction as a First Friday event. This auction will benefit continuing programs at the Calumet Art Center throughout the fall and winter.

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