The DIA has partnered with Empty Bowls Detroit annually since 2015 in providing handmade bowls created in the museum’s artmaking studio along with visitors and partners.
This year, since bowls could not be created in the museum’s studio with visitors and partners, DIA staff made bowls. The bowls were then dropped off with longtime DIA community partners the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center and Mariners Inn to decorate. Bowls were picked up, fired in our studio kiln, and shared with participants in a ‘live from the kiln room’ online class.
The resulting bowls will be donated to benefit Cass Community Social Services, a Detroit-based agency dedicated to providing food, housing, and health services to those in need.
Empty Bowls is an international grassroots effort to raise awareness of the issue of food scarcity. One hundred percent of each event’s proceeds go to a local service organization that helps fight hunger.