Empty Bowls

January through March of each year is "Empty Bowls" Season at Crackpots...It's a special time of year when we partner with the OUR Center to help fight hunger in our local community!

The Various Ways You Can Help:

1. PAINT & DONATE AN EMPTY BOWL: Paint one of our "official" Empty Bowls for a flat $12 fee. Your masterpiece donation will be delivered directly to the OUR Center and will be an important part of the big event on Saturday, March 17th, 2018.Deadline to paint an Empty Bowl for donation is March 4th, 2018!

  • Walk-in any time -- alone or with friends -- to paint a bowl to donate. No reservation or experience needed!
  • Groups of 8 or more painters have the option to schedule an Empty Bowl party in one of our private party rooms. Parties are fun excuse for scout troops, church groups, offices or friends to get together for a good cause. Call Crackpots at 303-776-2211 or  

2. PURCHASE TICKETS TO THE EVENT:  Join us on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Longmont High School for the big event!  Advance tickets are $20 each, which includes a beautiful, handpainted bowl made by generous local artists (aka, YOU!) and a hearty meal of soup and bread.  Enjoy music and the company of friends and neighbors. Proceeds benefit the OUR Center and their amazing work fighting hunger right here in our community.  Tickets are available at Crackpots, or you can purchase tickets online at https://www.ourcenter.org/emptybowls/

3. VOLUNTEER AT THE EVENT:  Contact Director of Volunteer Services, Steve McLaughlin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 303-772-5529, ext. 235 if you or your group would like to volunteer at the fundraiser on March 17, 2018.