The Empty Bowls Festival presented by John Wilson’s Hedco Group is a family-friendly celebration of local talent in visual and performing arts and fine crafts that will draw the community together and bring awareness to local hunger issues and raise funds for the Wood Buffalo Food Bank. Guests will purchase a hand-crafted bowl made by the Fort McMurray Potter’s Guild and Color Me Mine for $20, and with that bowl will be able to make their way around the festival sampling creations from several different stations hosted by local eateries. In partnership with Arts Council Wood Buffalo, local artisans will be present showcasing and selling their arts and fine crafts, a portion of sales will be donated back to the WBFB, as well as displays and demonstrations of live arts and fine crafts. Live music performed by local talent, and a silent auction, which will feature hand-made bowls, painted by local Celebrities, crafted by local artists for silent auction.
Celebrity Bowls: In order to raise additional funds, 20 celebrity bowls have been created. The celebrities will design their bowls and the funds raised through the silent auction will be given to the Food Bank.