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14th Annual Empty Bowls of Troy

different colored pottery bowls
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Cost: Tickets are $15 pre-sale; $20 at the door

The Empty Bowls Program is a wonderful grassroots movement that has brought artists, chefs, and communities together to help raise money for local food programs. Started nearly 20 years ago, it spread throughout the country to raise money and awareness about hunger.

Right here in the Capital District, potters, organized by the Collar City Clay Guild, are busy handthrowing and handbuilding bowls to donate to the 14th Annual Empty Bowls at the Italian Community Center in Troy.

Our wonderful local restaurants also join the cause by donating their delicious soups and stews to enjoy with your pre-sale ticket of only $15 ($20 at the the door). Come join us to support our community and raise money for the food programs of Troy. 100% of the proceeds go directly to those food programs.

Tickets go on sale for the 2019 Troy Empty Bowls on August 30th! Tickets can be purchased at:

  • 3rd Street Potters, Troy
  • The Broken Mold Studio, Troy
  • The Albany Art Room, Albany
  • Dragonfly Pottery, Schenectady


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