Empty Bowls Benefit
$16,000 was raised at this event! See you next year!
2023 Empty Bowls Benefit
April 2, 2023, 12:00 - 3:00 pm
Virginia Wesleyan University
5817 Wesleyan Dr.
Virginia Beach, VA 23455
Free and Open to the Public
Our Empty Bowls Benefit is an annual charity event that brings together artists in our community to raise funds for local non-profits to feed the hungry in our community.
Each year, we donate hundreds of hand crafted bowls from local artists. An Art Gallery Sale is also featured. Attendees can buy as many pieces as they want. Our partnership with Virginia Wesleyan University provides us with an outstanding venue.
In 2022, we raised $20,000. which was donated to the following organizations' food programs: FoodBank of Southeastern Virginia, Judeo Christian Outreach Center, Samaritan House, Union Mission, Oasis Social Ministries and The H.E.R. Shelter.
Be part of the solution to hunger in our local community. All donations go directly to charity.
2022 Foodbank Donation
The CDA donated $10,000 of the proceeds to the Foodbank Of Southeastern VA.
Each of these agencies received $2,000:
Judeo Christian Outreach Center
The H.E.R. Center
Oasis Social Ministries
Over 1,000 Handmade Bowls
CDA members make and donate over 1,000 soup bowls each year. The Tidewater Turners also donate over 100 hand-turned wooden bowls.
Loving Their Bowls
Hundreds of people from near and far attend the benefit. The search among over 1,000 bowls to find just the right bowl is enjoyed by all.