Empty Bowls event still needs painters to contribute to fighting hunger

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA TV) - There is an open call for artists and non-artists alike to come to paint empty bowls for a good cause.

The 7th Annual Empty Bowls event is less than a month away, each year Feeding South Dakota partners up with Pottery 2 Paint to offer the public to paint a bowl for just a &10 studio fee. $3 dollars of that fee goes back to Feeding South Dakota's child hunger programs like their BackPack Program and summer feeding program. Most importantly though, it doesn't matter if you haven't touched a paint brush before.

"This is about a hand painted bowl, I got a bunch of different varieties, very simple to complicated." said Shawn Burke, development associate at Feeding South Dakota. "The folks at Pottery 2 Paint will walk you right through it, the steps, they'll ask you what colors you want to go with and some styles, they got all kinds of different little things you can use so its not a complicated process. Anybody can do it, if I can do it, literally anybody can do it."

Empty Bowl event is April 11, at the South Dakota School of Mines' Surbeck Center. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 dollars for kids. Those that paint a bowl at Pottery 2 Paint can receive a discount. The deadline paint a bowl is April 1. The event can feed a simple meal of soup to as many people as there are painted bowls.