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Buy a Bowl, Feed a Family

02/20/2020 05:06PM ● By Kylie Cooper
By: Jessie Monsivais  Photo: via Art Center of Corpus Christi Facebook 

Over 1,000 ceramic bowls have been crafted for Souper Bowl 2020, a unique event that brings together two integral non-profit organizations in the Coastal Bend. On Thursday, February 27,  from 5pm – 8pm at the Art Center of Corpus Christi, the Coastal Bend Food Bank (CBFB) and the Art Center of Corpus Christi unite for an evening filled with a variety of the best soups in town to sample, taste, and enjoy.

“The Coastal Bend Food Bank is proud to partner with the Art Center of Corpus Christi for such a fun and unique fundraising event,” shares Micaela Stewart from CBFB. “Together, we encourage and support local artists, and at the same time, we bring awareness to the problem of hunger in the coastal bend.”

Ticket proceeds benefit both the Coastal Bend Food Bank and the Art Center of Corpus Christi, ranging from $35-$100, each purchase includes a handcrafted bowl. If you purchase the VIP Green Apron, a complimentary drink ticket will be added as well as VIP early access to the bowls 30 minutes before general admission. 

The Art Center’s Manager, Erin Moses Lichter, says, this beloved fundraiser “showcases the passions of each organization – food and art. The best part is that the whole community gets involved - roughly 25 local restaurants donate and serve delicious soup that attendees get to sample and eat all night long.” 

Local artists from The Barry Brown Clay Studio are the working hands behind each unique bowl you’ll see at this event. If you find more than one you like, additional bowls will be available to purchase for $25 each! 

“The artists in our Barry Brown Clay Studio have been generously working hard for months creating hundreds of hand-made bowls to choose from. Every person leaves with a hand-made bowl, a belly full of soup, and an improved sense of community,” shares Erin.   

There will also be a silent auction, a cash bar, and a chance to view current art exhibits with a beautiful view of the Bayfront for you to enjoy. Complimentary valet parking will be provided for your convenience. To purchase your tickets, visit