- San Antonio Potters Guild
Launched in 2000 under the umbrella of the San Antonio Potters Guild, the San Antonio version of Empty Bowls rallies the community each year with kid-friendly events held on the picturesque grounds of the Southwest School of Art’s Ursuline Campus. In less than a decade, the initiative has donated nearly $600,000 to SAMMinistries, a local nonprofit working to prevent homelessness by providing rental assistance, transitional housing and other support services.
Although picking out a bowl crafted by a local artist is part of the draw, those unable to attend the 19th annual Empty Bowls event this Sunday can still support the cause by purchasing an “Invisi-Bowl” ($25 at samm.org) benefiting SAMMinistries’ outreach programs. For the ultra-charitable, the purchase of a $100 “Souper Bowl” grants 30 minutes of early access to select up to two bowls before the official start of the event, which also includes a silent auction of items donated by local artists and businesses. Get our top picks for the best events in San Antonio every Thursday morning. Sign up for our Events Newsletter.