Empty Bowls

UPDATE: Thursday, March 12th, 2020.... The Empty Bowls event scheduled for Saturday, March 14th has been officially postponed due to concerns about Coronavirus. The top priority is to keep guests, volunteers, and staff safe and eliminate any unnecessary risk due to illness. At this time, there is not an anticipated date for rescheduling this event. Please keep your Empty Bowls ticket so that it can be honored at another time. The OUR Center will send out information as soon as it is available. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your support and patience as we continue to serve the community in a thoughtful, safe manner.  Crackpots will be open with normal business hours (10am to 10pm) on Saturday, March 14th.

January and February of each year is "Empty Bowls" Season at Crackpots...It's a special time of year when we partner with the OUR Center to help fight hunger in our local community!

The Various Ways You Can Help: 

1. PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE EVENT: Join us on Saturday, March 14th at Rocky Mountain Christian Church (NEW venue!!!!) for the big event!  Advance tickets are $20 each, which includes a beautiful, handpainted bowl made by generous local artists (aka, YOU!) and a hearty meal of soup and bread.  Enjoy music and the company of friends and neighbors. Proceeds benefit the OUR Center and their amazing work fighting hunger right here in our community.  Tickets are available at Crackpots, or you can purchase tickets online at the OUR Center's site: https://www.ourcenter.org/emptybowls/

2. PAINT & DONATE AN EMPTY BOWL: Paint one of our "official" Empty Bowls for a flat $15 fee. Your masterpiece donation will be delivered directly to the OUR Center and will be an important part of the big event on in March.Deadline to paint an Empty Bowl for donation is Sunday, March 1st, 2020.
 -Walk-in any time -- alone or with friends -- to paint a bowl to donate. No reservation or experience needed!
 -Groups of 8 or more painters have the option to schedule an Empty Bowl party in one of our private party rooms. Parties are fun excuse for scout troops, church groups, offices or friends to get together for a good cause. Call Crackpots at 303-776-2211 or  Book Online


3. VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT:  Contact Director of Volunteer Services, Julie Lupien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-772-5529, ext. 235 if you or your group would like to volunteer at the fundraiser in March. Volunteer Here