3 Bowl-Making Sessions

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This year, all of the public bowl-making events will be held at either Spartanburg Art Museum Art School, located at Chapman Cultural Center, or West Main Artists Co-op in Spartanburg. At these events, the public is invited to make handmade pottery bowls. No experience is necessary, and all materials, including instruction by Carolina Clay Artists, are free. The bowls are left to be glazed and fired, and eventually used on Soup Day. Organizers hope to have more than 1,400 bowls made this year. Please join us on the following dates:

Saturday, June 16
at Spartanburg Art Museum, Chapman Cultural Center
10 a.m.–12 p.m.  &  1–3 p.m.

Saturday, July 7
at West Main Artists’ Co-op
1-4 p.m. p.m.

Saturday, July 14
at Spartanburg Art Museum, Chapman Cultural Center
10 a.m.–12 p.m.  &  1–3 p.m.

Something Special

Friday, Sept. 28
Indigo Hall, downtown Spartanburg


2018 is a special year for Hub City Empty Bowls. It marks the 10th year that Spartanburg citizens have made pottery bowls as a way to raise funds used to provide food for people who aren't sure where their next meal is coming from. To celebrate this milestone, we are having a Pre-Soup Day party on Friday, Sept. 28, at Indigo Hall. This is ticket event that for $50 will give you first dibs on all of the bowls made this year, beer, wine, finger foods, a silent auction, and the opportunity to share in the fellowship of likeminded people who believe creativity can be used to improve the lives of others. It will be a grand evening of food, drinks, bowls, bidding, and friends. The party starts at 5:30 p.m. To get your ticket, click here!

Friday, Sept. 28
at Indigo Hall
starting at 5:30 p.m.

Soup Day 2018

Saturday, Sept. 29
Indigo Hall, downtown Spartanburg

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On Soup Day, hundreds of brilliantly glazed, handcrafted pottery bowls made by local citizens will fill Indigo Hall. It is truly an impressive sight! Patrons will donate $20 per bowl (theirs to keep) and enjoy unlimited gourmet soups, bread, and tea; live music; and the fellowship of likeminded citizens who want to end hunger in Spartanburg. It really is the philanthropic spirit of the day that is most satisfying. All proceeds will go toward TOTAL Ministries, a local charity that help citizens in financial straits. Last year, $33,500 went toward feeding the hungry citizens of Spartanburg after the public made more than 1,000 clay bowls in the summer months prior to the event. Regional musicians will also be at Soup Day, performing free throughout the day. For just $20, get a handmade pottery bowl, your fill of soup, live entertainment, and a warm feeling of doing good, 11 a.m.–4 p.m.

Many people get several bowls and use them as meaningful gifts throughout the year.

This year’s musical line-up…

• David Giles and the RJ Rockers Orchestra… 11am-1pm

• Fayssoux McLean 1-2pm

• Roy McBee Smith 2-4 pm