15th Annual Empty Bowls

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Empty Bowls is an annual collaboration between the Clay Alliance and the Freestore Foodbank to raise funds for the Kids Cafe. Join us for a day of art, food, music and fun! You will receive a handmade bowl donated by a Clay Alliance member and the cost of your ticket goes towards the fight against childhood hunger. Our past Empty Bowls events have raised over $195,000 for the Kids Cafe.

Sunday, November 3rd, 2013

Bell Event Centre
444 Reading Road (@ Pendleton in Over-The-Rhine)
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Seating Times:
11 am to 12:30
12:30 to 2:00
2:00 to 3:30

Bowls are restocked throughout the day for each seating. There is no need to feel like you have to attend the 1st seating. Each seating will have plenty of wonderful bowls to choose from!

Ticket Prices:

  • $23 per Adult (includes bowl and food)
  • $6 per Child (food only)

There are three (now two) ways to buy tickets:

  1. Buy Empty Bowls Tickets 2013 Online
  2. Contact a Clay Alliance member
  3. Visit one of these clay shops:
    (Update: Local shops no longer have paper tickets. We are calculating ticket sales and need to get ready for the event.)

Purchase tickets online and print off the receipt. The receipt will be your ticket.

Be sure to PRINT OUT THE RECEIPT. It will be your ticket the day of the event.

Here’s how it works:

Potters from the Clay Alliance create and donate handmade ceramic bowls. You purchase tickets, show up at your scheduled seating, choose your favorite bowl (from 100′s of bowls!), decide on which soup you’re in the mood for…so hard to choose! Then, top it off with some good bread, a drink and dessert. While you view the beautiful Bell Event Centre, be sure to check out:

Live Entertainment! Check out our schedule of awesome local music:

Outside courtyard:


Seconds Table ! Find a slightly imperfect ‘treasure’ at a perfect steal of a price.

Buy It Now! Shop for high quality crafted goods by Clay Alliance members!

Decorating Table! A treat for kids of any age! Hand paint your own ceramic artwork. ($7)

Throwing and Hand-building Demonstrations! Watch our professionals at work!

PARKING AVAILABLE at the Bell Event Centre and in the Pendleton gravel lot.