Marion Arts Festival: Empty Bowls
Help raise awareness about hunger in our community.
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 $100,000 has been donated by the festival to area hunger relief agencies, helping to serve people needing assistance.