CAVE CREEK — The Arizona Woodturners Association will provide woodturned bowls for the Sonoran Arts League’s 22nd annual Empty Bowls Project, set to take place in Cave Creek in October.

“Members of the Arizona Woodturners Association are excited to be part of the Empty Bowls project and to support the Foothills Food Bank,” Brian Lensink, president of the association, said in a press release. “This is a difficult time for Arizonans who need food support and we are happy to assist.”

Bowls made for the auction are created with wood that comes from the urban forest in the greater Phoenix area.

“Having these bowls go to a worthy cause make our enjoyment even greater. We also have challenged our members by offering prizes to those who can make the most bowls. Wood is a great material for bowls and will be added to the array of items made by artists using other mediums,” Lensink said.

The event is from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 15, to coincide with World Hunger Day, at Harold’s Corral in Cave Creek. Proceeds benefit Foothills Food Bank & Resource Center.

An online auction begins Sept. 7 and concludes Oct. 15 at 1 p.m.

The event will also feature ceramic and glass bowls created by area artists.

Bowls purchased in advance can be selected during the Empty Bowls lunch or guests can choose to pay for their bowls at the event.

A pasta lunch, donated by Harold’s Corral, will be served in the bowls and guests can keep the bowls as a reminder of empty bowls throughout the year, the press release said.

Central Arizona College also traditionally hosts an Empty Bowls event each spring, featuring handmade bowls created by the school’s art students and soups made by culinary students. A date for the next CAC Empty Bowls event has not yet been set.

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Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.