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The Art League of Long Island, in collaboration with the Suffolk County Council VFW, is hosting a community fundraising event known internationally as “Empty Bowls” on Sunday, November 10 from 3:30pm to 5:30pm.
Empty Bowls began almost 30 years ago as a charitable event by artists and students to raise funds to end hunger and food insecurity. What began in one local community in Michigan became a grassroots movement happening in communities throughout the world. The concept is simple, guests who pay a $20 donation will select a handcrafted ceramic bowl to take home as a reminder of those who have been less fortunate. Soup and salad will be provided with the $20 donation (disposable ware provided) . Proceeds from this collaborative fundraiser will be donated to the Suffolk County Council VFW.
The ceramic bowls will be created several weeks prior at the Art League of Long Island’s ceramics center. Ceramicists, Potters, and Artists are invited to get involved and donate time to create the bowls on October 13 and do the painting and glazing on October 27. All who wish to participate in bowl creation or to donate bowls must contact Ceramics Department Head Puneeta Mittal at firstname.lastname@example.org before October 13. Bowl donors are free to review the guidelines at www.artleagueli.org.
SCCVFW is a 501(c) Veteran Service Organization that helps veterans and their families in need in Suffolk County. SCCVFW supports programs and raises funds to help feed veterans, provide cars, build homes and provide grants for veterans and their families in need on a local, national and international level. All donations to SCCVFW are tax except.
The Art League is a not-for-profit art center offering more than 250 visual arts classes in a large variety of mediums to adults, teens, and kids ages four and up. In addition to the myriad art classes, the Art League also hosts special events, lectures, and gallery exhibits throughout the year.
The Art League is located at 107 East Deer Park Road in Dix Hills. For more information call (631) 462-5400 or visit www.artleagueli.org.