Empty Bowls

Help fight hunger in our community!  It's that wonderful time of year when the community comes together for this one-of-a-kind fundraising event! YOU are what makes this event wonderful and unique... and we need YOUR help! 


We cannot believe it has been 14 years since the first Empty Bowls event in Longmont! Many of you have made painting bowls an annual tradition with us, and for that we are so thankful.

The Various Ways You Can Help:

1. PAINT & DONATE AN EMPTY BOWL: Paint one of our "official" Empty Bowls for a flat $12 fee. Your masterpiece donation will be delivered directly to the OUR Center and will be an important part of the OUR Center's big event on Saturday, March 18th, 2017. Walk-in any time, or schedule an Empty Bowl party for your group of 8 or more painters. 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 use our Click HERE to use our online booking system to schedule your group. If you don't have a group of 8 or more, feel free to just come on in!  Hope to see you!  

2. PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE EVENT:  Tickets are available at Crackpots through Friday evening, March 17th. Join us on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Longmont High School for the big event!  $20 per ticket ($25 at the door) 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 https://www.ourcenter.org/emptybowls/ 

3. VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT:  Contact the OUR Center's Director of Volunteer Services, Steve McLaughlin, 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 on March 18, 2017. 

4. SPONSOR THE EVENT: Contact Elaine This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if your business would like to sponsor this wonderful community event. Various levels available.