Empty Bowls Fundraiser

The Macoupin Art Collective is partnering with Staunton's Kids Cafe for a fundraising event highlighting the strengths and goals of both organizations. The MAC will make teach members of the community to make handmade ceramic bowls, and Kids Cafe will fill those bowls!

At our Empty Bowls fundraiser event, you can purchase one of the handmade ceramic bowls made by the staff and students of The MAC, the Kids Cafe staff will fill that bowl with some tasty hot soup, and all the proceeds will help Kids Cafe provide meals to kids in need.


  • Community Bowl Making Day:
    • Saturday, August 5th, 10am to Noon
  • Community Glazing Days:
    • Tuesday, August 29th, 10am to 1pm
    • Tuesday, August 29th, 3:30 to 6pm
    • Tuesday, September 26th, 6 to 8pm
  • Empty Bowls Sale/Event
    • Saturday, October 14th, 11am to 2pm

If you want to help The MAC and Kids Cafe feed hungry kids, come see us for one of the events listed above.

  • During our bowl-making day, you can come in and learn from The MAC's resident potter, Brandace Cloud, how to make a slab-built clay bowl. No experience necessary for this free workshop. The only cost is that you'll donate your finished pieces to The MAC for the Empty Bowls fundraiser.
  • During our glazing days, you can glaze a bisque-fired ceramic bowl that you made previously, or glaze a bowl that someone else has made and left in our care.
  • During the actual Empty Bowls Sale, you can volunteer to help out with setup or cleanup, buy a bowl filled with tasty hot soup, or just show your support by coming out and inviting your friends.