About this Event
Now in its 14th year, Empty Bowls benefitting Urban Ministries of Durham is set for Thursday, March 5, at the Durham Convention Center. Join over 1,000 members of our community to sample soups prepared by local award-winning chefs, vote for your favorite, and, with certain tickets, take home a hand-crafted soup bowl made by a local artist. This quintessential Durham event presented in 2020 by The Forest at Duke and co-sponsored by area businesses and individuals helps raise over $100,000 for the city's primary public homeless shelter, which provides food, shelter, and a future to neighbors in need. Family friend event (kids 6 and under eat free). Tickets on sale now.
Presenting Sponsor: The Forest at Duke
Bowl Area Sponsor: Olive & Olive, PA
Judges' Table Area Sponsor: The Bart Erhman Blog
Photo Booth Area Sponsor: RTI International
Bronze Sponsors: ABC11/WTVD, Brooke Jenkins & Pascale Lecuire, Convergint Technologies, David & Wendy Sotolongo, Duke Office of Durham & Community Affairs, Google Fiber, Jenny, John & Elizabeth Lischer-Froehlich, John & Sandra Atkins, Kiwanis Club of Durham, KONTEK Systems, PBM Graphics, St. Stephen's Episcopal Church, Whitney & Scott Matheson
Small Business Sponsors: DTW Architects & Planners Ltd, Duke Energy, Jacovitch Construction Services, Inc, Madrock Advisors, LLC, Merge Records, Milestones Law & Mediation, Millennium Sports Club, North State Bank
Individual Sponsors: Anonymous, Bernadette Lipscomb, Beth & Robert Hallyburton, Bob & Anna Walker, Bryan Gilmer & Dr. Jennifer Nolan, Heidi & Brian Marks, Janet Northen Patterson & Phil Patterson, Joe & Suzanne Daly, Jonathan Cude & Jenny Nicholson, Philip J. Azar, Rod Abraham, Susan & Bill Amey, Yolanda Brown
Special thanks to the hundreds of potters and woodturners who work throughout the year to craft the beautiful bowls that help to make Empty Bowls possible: Chapel Hill Woodturners, Claymakers, Durham Arts Council, NC ClayWorks, Sertoma Arts Center, and Woodturners Guild of North Carolina
NOTE: In the unlikely event of extreme weather or other disaster that results in the cancellation of this event, the purchase price of this ticket shall not be refunded but shall become a 100% tax-deductible donation to the work of Urban Ministries of Durham. Receipts reflecting the donation will be issued electronically to all ticket holders who have provided their email address for this purpose.