Skip to Navigation Skip to Content


Art inspires and sustains us. We look to you, our community of arts lovers, for help in this critical moment. Please consider becoming a ONE Member or giving a donation today to support the arts in Scottsdale.

Loading Events

About the Event

Each December, Scottsdale Community Partners, Scottsdale Human Services, Scottsdale Arts, Scottsdale Unified School District, Scottsdale Community College, and the Ortega family come together to raise funds for human services in Scottsdale through the Empty Bowls Program.  

Throughout the year, Scottsdale Unified students and community members attend workshops and classes where they learn about pottery and design. They then create individual pottery pieces that are sold at the Empty Bowls event, traditionally held at Scottsdale Community College during the first week of December.   

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been an increase in need around the Scottsdale community for assistance services, including rent, utility, and food assistance. We anticipate those needs continuing throughout 2021. Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, we were not able to offer the usual pottery workshops and classes, and the live Empty Bowls event has been canceled. Yet, we are still committed to raising the necessary funds to meet the increased needs within our community. 

In place of the usual event, we are inviting you to join us throughout the day on Wednesday, March 31, at to learn about the Alli Ortega Empty Bowls program and to support Scottsdale’s most vulnerable with an online donation to Scottsdale Community Partners at

Virtual Event

This event will be hosted on Facebook.


Join in supporting this noble enterprise by selecting a One Membership.
You will find the experiences unparalleled and uplifting, all while you are making a difference!

Learn More

Newsletter Sign Up