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Annual Events: EMPTY BOWLS


14th Annual

Empty Bowls Fort Worth

Presented by

Tom Thumb blue and red logo


Friday, February 19, 2016

11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Texas Hall (West & Central Rooms)

Amon G. Carter Exhibits Hall

Will Rogers Memorial Center

3401 West Lancaster, Fort Worth 76107



We look forward to having you at the 14th annual Empty Bowls. Please stay tuned for the opening of online ticket sales.

If Empty Bowls is canceled due to inclement weather, all proceeds will be considered donations to Tarrant Area Food Bank.


There are several parking areas located near the event. View a map with parking info and pricing.

Watch a video from Fox 4 News highlighting Empty Bowls.

Empty Bowls 2015 SponsorsTarrant Area Food Bank's signature event attracts 2,000 guests and volunteers who:

  • Select keepsakes from among 2,500 handcrafted bowls by North Texas artisans.

    Sample listing of artists who are contributing their bowls and artwork in 2015.

  • Bid in a live auction for Celebrity Bowls signed by TCU head football coach Gary Patterson, Broadway musical stars Betty Buckley and Tommy Tune, acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma, Henry Winkler "The Fonz" and more.
  • Bid in a silent auction for dozens of items, including season tickets to TCU football games, tickets to the 2015 Duck Commander 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race, a Michael Bane painting, fine jewelry, and restaurant gift certificates
  • And so much more!


For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, please email Francie Cooper, Director of Community Events.