Empty Bowls Art Auction now underway

CAVE CREEK – The annual Foothills Empty Bowls Art Auction is underway, and will be open for bids until October 18, with proceeds from the auction benefiting the Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center. 

The culmination of the auction will happen on October 18, including a lunch to honor World Hunger Day at Harold’s Corral in downtown Cave Creek from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  and is sponsored by the Sonoran Arts League.

Art lovers and food bank supporters and can bid on the artwork, which includes a wide variety of amazing items including paintings, sculpture, glass, wire, copper, gourds, mixed media, engraving, ceramic, jewelry and more; all custom created by local artists.

There are over 100 fine art and craft items available to bid on, which were donated by members and friends of the Sonoran Arts League.

There are hundreds or artwork pieces available now at FoothillsFoodBank.com for the annual Empty Bowls Art Auction. Proceeds benefit Foothills Food Bank and Resource Center. (Photos courtesy of Booth Communications, Inc.)

Individuals can bid online at foothillsfoodbank.com. The artwork will also be present for viewing during the lunch in October with the auction closing at 1 p.m.

“We are excited to offer the auction online so people who support this worthy cause can spend the quality time they need to research the bid items,’ Executive Director of the Foothills Food Bank, Pam DiPietro said. “This has always been an amazing event with a great turnout.”

Lunch will be served in handmade ceramic or glass bowls. Individuals are encouraged to donate $15 to the cause and select their own unique bowl made by Arizona artists, and keep it as a lasting reminder of world hunger.

The Sonoran Arts League, Harold’s Corral and Tech4Life sponsor the Foothills Empty Bowls and Art Auction this year. Other donors include Saguaro and Cactus Shadows High School students, Arizona Clay, Sonoran Trails MS and Paradise Valley Community College ceramics students and local potters and artists who make and donate the bowls and auction items.

So have lunch, buy art, feed the hungry and keep the bowl.

For more information, call 480.488.6070 or visit FoothillsFoodBank.com. Proceeds benefit the Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center. Harold’s Corral is located at 6895 E. Cave Creek Road.