Chelan Douglas County Action Council Announces 9th Annual Empty Bowls event

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December 9th, 2021

The Last Painting for the 9th Annual Wenatchee Empty Bowls Event

There will be one last painting at Pybus Public Market on Friday, December 10, 2021 from 2pm – 6pm.

Reservations are required.

Inspirations Ceramic & Art Café continues collaborating with the Chelan Douglas Community Action Council as the Creative Sponsor for the 9th Annual Wenatchee Empty Bowls while Pybus Public Market continues support as the Hearth Sponsor and Cascade Natural Gas Washington Energy Assistance Fund continues support as the Full Meal Sponsor. These major sponsors and many others make the event possible. Contact CDCAC for a reservation to join us for the last 9th Annual Wenatchee Empty Bowls at Pybus Public Market on December 10, 2021 or paint at Inspirations. This event benefits Chelan Douglas Community Action Council’s Food Distribution Center, which delivered over three million pounds of food to local food pantries this year.

To reserve a space to paint your bowl at Pybus Public Market on December 10, 2021 call Kristi Hills at 509-662-6156 ext. 225 or email her at

Donating to Empty Bowls gets you your own bowl to paint, with a variety of paint colors, technique tools and endless inspiration. After painting, each bowl will be glazed and fired creating a safe usable bowl for years of enjoyment. Bowls will be available for pick-up at Inspirations Ceramic and Art Café during the month of January 2022 and will include a coupon for a free bowl of soup from local restaurants.

To-go kits are not available at this time. Planning for the 10th Annual Empty Bowls is underway, and more information will be available in 2022!

May your bowl be a creative reminder of how many bowls go empty in our community and an inspiration for you, knowing you are making a difference in the lives of our neighbors.

Paint at Pybus Public Market on December 10, 2021 (3 N. Worthen, Wenatchee)

  • Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council is taking reservations for the last of their 2021 Wenatchee Empty Bowls, with three painting sessions scheduled for December 10th at Pybus. There will be 40 seats available at each session: 2:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 6:00 p.m. for a total of 120 bowls.
  • Bowls and painting supplies will be provided, you just bring the creativity!
  • People of all ages are welcome and there will be plenty of space for social distancing and moving around the room. There will also be opportunities to learn about what is being done for hunger relief locally, and how you can get involved.
  • $18 donation per bowl or

$65 donation for 4 bowls ($16.25 / bowl) or

$75 donation for 5 bowls, and additional bowls at $15.00 each

Paint at Inspirations Ceramic & Art Café (400 9th Street, Wenatchee)

  • Wenatchee Empty Bowls are available to paint at Inspirations Ceramic & Art Café now!
  • Wenatchee Empty Bowls painted at Inspirations are $30 each, half of which goes to CDCAC.
  • There is a limited supply of bowls. You may simply walk-in to Inspirations and purchase an Empty Bowl to paint in the studio, but table reservations at Inspirations are encouraged and are FREE during regular business hours.

9th Annual (2021) Wenatchee Empty Bowls pick up

Bowls must be picked up at Inspirations Ceramic & Art Café during January 2022. Unclaimed bowls will be donated on February 1, 2022.

For additional information, please contact:

Kristi Hills, Deputy Director, Chelan Douglas Community Action Council Phone: 662-6156, ext. 225 or email:

Pybus Public Market:

Sarah Williamson: or 509.888.3900

About Pybus Public Market

Pybus Public Market is built in the historic Pybus steel warehouse located next to the Columbia River at the foot of Orondo Street in Wenatchee. The property is a year-round marketplace for restaurants, wine, fruit and vegetable vendors, meats and cheeses, baked goods, oils, other foods, flowers, retail sales and local craftspeople. It also serves as the permanent home for Wenatchee Valley Farmer’s Market. Pybus Market opened May 11, 2013. Pybus Market is governed by a 21 person board of directors of Pybus Public Market,a 501c (5) nonprofit and Pybus Market Charitable Foundation, a 501c (3) nonprofit.

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