Community Fun, Original Art and Amazing Soups from Local Chefs
OURAY – Weehawken Creative Arts hosts its Annual Soup-er Bowl Fundraiser Thursday, Jan. 31, 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the Ouray Community Center. The event features bottomless bowls of soups, prepared by at least 10 area restaurants, and served up in over 100 hand-painted ceramic bowls painted by community artists. When they’re done with dinner, guests get to take their soup bowls home.
Preparation for the event started back in August at the Ridgway Rendezvous Arts and Crafts Festival, where festival-goers young and old were invited to paint bowls in preparation for the Soup-er Bowl Supper. While many bowls were charmingly painted by kids at the Rendezvous, some have also been painted by Ouray and Ridgway High School art students and professional artists in the area.
The event costs $15 per person ($8 per person for soup in a plastic bowl). For families, $35 includes all-you-can-eat soup for everyone and two ceramic hand-painted bowls.
Dinner includes soup, dessert and lemonade or water; there will be a cash bar with wine and beer.
“This event is made possible because of the generosity and talent of many artists as well as the support of several area business sponsors,” said Weehawken Director Ashley King. “We love it, because it’s a great excuse for the community to get together and enjoy each other and celebrate and appreciate the arts while warming up with some really delicious soup.”
King noted that the event also shines a spotlight on Weehawken’s Ridgway-based clay center, All Fired Up, where the bowls for the Soup-er Bowl were kiln-glazed. The studio offers regular “paint-your-own-pottery” events as well as many kinds of clay instruction.
Sponsors for the 2013 Soup-er Bowl Fundraiser include Orvis Hot Springs, The Box Canyon Lodge, Lindsey & Co Real Estate Inc, Better Real Estate Services (Michael Underwood) and The China Clipper Inn. Many local business have donated soup to the event. For more information, visit www.weehawkenarts.org or call Weehawken at 970/318-0150.