~ 2018 ~

Celebrating 10 Years!

One Bowl at a Time.

We Use Art To Help End Food Insecurity In Spartanburg.

Hub City Empty Bowls is a grassroots organization that connects potters, charities, and ordinary citizens to make pottery bowls free-of-charge that are then used to raise funds to end food insecurity in Spartanburg, South Carolina. Click any of the tabs on the top of this site to learn more about us, and click below to learn more about bowl-making sessions in 2018 or our annual Soup Day fundraiser.

Lead Agency…
Carolina Clay Artists

TOTAL Ministries

JM Smith Corp.
Allegra - Marketing • Print • Mail

Spartanburg Art Museum
West Main Artists Co-Op
Chris Williams

Spartanburg Day School
Spartanburg County Foundation
Budweiser of Spartanburg

Important Dates…

Bowl Making…
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.

10 Years of Filling Empty Bowls! (new this year!)
Friday, Sept. 28
A night-before-Soup Day party at Indigo Hall. $50 per person.
Starts at 5:30 p.m.

Soup Day…
Saturday, Sept. 29
at Indigo Hall
11 a.m.-4 p.m.




We're social! Get connected with Hub City Empty Bowls on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Use #HubBowls2018 so we hear you loud and clear.



Sure, you get to make pottery bowls for free. And yes, you get unlimited soup, bread, tea, entertainment, and a bowl on Soup Day. But we gave TOTAL Ministries $33,500.00 in 2017! That's the real benefit!

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We hold public bowl-making sessions throughout the summer, each leading up to the Soup Day fundraiser held at Chapman Cultural Center. It's a day of soup and fellowship, and one of Spartanburg's most successful fundraisers.