Empty Bowls

May 20, 2023.

After a nearly two-year hiatus, we are happy to be together again for our annual Empty Bowls event here at John C. Campbell Folk School. We are excited to continue this tradition and raise awareness about hunger in our communities. All profits from the event will benefit food banks that serve Clay and Cherokee counties: the Sharing Center in Murphy, Matt’s Ministry, Cherokee County Food Bank, and Clay County Food Pantry. The 2019 event generated $11,000, and we hope to raise even more this year.

The 2023 event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20th, in the Festival Barn at the Folk School. The event will begin at 4 PM with bowl preview and selection and will end at 6:30 PM when Brown Bag Raffle winners are announced.

Tickets are $40.00 and will be available for purchase on the Folk School website starting on April 3rd and will include soup, salad, bread, beverage, and a handmade bowl.

The Folk School is proud to partner with Perrone’s Neighborhood Grill and The Crown Brasstown for this event.

Special thanks to all the artists for donating their bowls. 

Help fight hunger locally in Cherokee and Clay Counties.

Empty Bowls: News & Stories


Empty Bowls Presents Checks to Local Food Banks

Empty Bowls checks of $3,188 each were presented this week to the Cherokee County Sharing Center and Clay County Food Pantry. The 10th Annual Empty Bowls was held on March 12 at the Folk School. The Empty Bowls fundraiser for Cherokee and Clay County food banks has been organized by Resident Potter Mike Lalone and hosted by the John C. Campbell Folk School for the past 10 years. Thanks again to everyone who supported this event!

Images from past Empty Bowl events

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The John C. Campbell Folk School

1.800.FOLK.SCH (365-5724)

Mailing Address
One Folk School Road
Brasstown, NC 28902

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