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Posted on: July 8, 2019

Pocatello Arts Council to Host “Bowl Painting Party” to Benefit The Idaho Foodbank

The Pocatello Arts Council is asking you to pick up a paintbrush to help fight hunger. 

Saturday, July 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Portneuf Valley Farmer’s Market, 420 N. Main Street, the council will hold a “Bowl Painting Party” to benefit The Idaho Foodbank. For a $5 donation, community members can paint a bowl that will be used at the September 13 Empty Bowls Project fundraiser. Meanwhile, for $15, you can paint a bowl and get a ticket to the event in September. 

“Come out and show us your artistic talents,” said Mark Cooper, Chair of the Pocatello Arts Council. “It's going to be a fun-filled event for all ages and your art will help support The Idaho Foodbank.”

Once the bowls are painted, they’ll be fired in a kiln and available for use at the September 13 event. Painters who donate $15 can have their bowl earmarked for their use in September. All other bowls will be given out randomly to attendees in September. At the fundraiser, attendees eat a meal from a bowl of their choice with the proceeds benefiting The Idaho Foodbank. 

One in eight Idahoans and one in six children in the state are food insecure, according to The Idaho Foodbank. 

For more information on The Idaho Foodbank, visit

More on the Pocatello Arts Council is available at

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