Clay Art Center to fight hunger in Westchester County with empty bowls

PORT CHESTER, NY – You don’t have to work a miracle to feed your neighbor – just buy handcrafted ceramics at a special Clay Art Center fundraiser.

The Clay Art Center helps raise awareness of food insecurity and hunger in Westchester County through its biennial Empty Bowls fundraiser. For more than two decades, the CAC, along with hundreds of community members and artists, have created thousands of handmade ceramic bowls in partnership with Rye Presbyterian Church.

The 2022 Empty Bowl fundraiser will be held at the Rye Presbyterian Church, located at 882 Boston Post Road in Rye, on May 22 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Beautifully designed bowls by more than 50 artists and students from ACE will be available for purchase. . All proceeds will be donated to the Carver Center and Meals on Main St. in Port Chester.

The Empty Bowls fundraiser has raised over $75,000 so far in the fight against hunger in Westchester. After the 2020 Empty Bowls were canceled due to the pandemic, the CAC hopes to have a record breaking event this year to make up for the missed year.

“We are proud to participate in Empty Bowls as our way of giving back to the Port Chester community by raising funds to support two great organizations, the Carver Center and Meals on Main Street. Please join us by purchasing a handcrafted bowl and helping families in need in Port Chester,” said ACE Executive Director Emily Peck.

As part of the CAC’s partnership with Rye Presbyterian Church, the CAC provided the church’s youth group with a free workshop, where children had the opportunity to make bowls that will be on sale at fundraiser, alongside bowls handmade by CAC artists and students. The youth group will also help organize the event by creating signs, helping with the installation and raising money from bowl sales.

An empty bowl can be heartbreaking, but in this case, it’s a thing of beauty. (Clay Art Center)

More information can be found here.

Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise funds and awareness in the fight against hunger. More information is available on their website.

Clay Art Center is a nationally recognized non-profit center for the advancement and practice of the ceramic arts offering exhibits, clay classes for adults and children, studios for artists from around the world. clay and awareness programs in the community. It is located in the heart of Port Chester at 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, NY 10573. Join Clay Art Center for adult and youth clay classes, exhibits and shopping on their website.