Events

Marion Arts Festival Empty Bowls

Posted in Cedar Rapids/Iowa City Corridor on May 2, 2018

May

19

Date:

5/19/2018

Time:

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Location:

City Square Park
1101 Chicago Central and Pacific Trail
Marion, IA 52302
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Empty Bowls, presented by Veridian Credit Union, is the Marion Arts Festival’s most beloved program. The nationally-recognized Marion Arts Festival is free, fun, and family-friendly.

The mission of Empty Bowls is to raise awareness about hunger in our community. Hundreds of students from area schools create ceramic bowls to be donated and then sold at the festival. Some bowls are created and donated by professional potters as well. The proceeds from the project will be donated to local food pantries.

Since the program started in 1996, more than $92,000 has been donated by the festival to area hunger relief agencies, each year helping to serve people needing assistance.

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