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Community Outreach

The Associated Artists of Southport at Franklin Square Gallery feel it's important to foster art in the community and be an important contributor to the community of Southport and surrounding areas.

Empty Bowls 2023

“Making a difference in the lives of others through the art of pottery and the power of people feeding one another.”

Check out our beautiful display of “Empty Bowls” for sale. These bowls, handcrafted by the Associated Artists of Southport (AAS) to benefit the Empty Bowls Charity. AAS and Franklin Square Gallery is proud to have participated in the Empty Bowls event four
previous times and this year we’re doing it a little differently.

Instead of having a one day event, we are selling bowls, aprons, and t-shirts through October, 2023. All proceeds are going to three local charities: Southport-Oak Island Interfaith Food Pantry,
Brunswick Family Assistance, and Matthews Ministry — local food pantries and ministries that feed the needy in Brunswick County.


Next October, 2024, Franklin Square Gallery will return to our previous format. We will be teaming up with local restaurants and businesses to host a one day Empty Bowls Charity event where customers can buy our beautiful hand made bowls, eat delicious
soup, and participate in a fun and worthwhile way to help combat hunger in Brunswick County. We look forward to seeing you then and in the meantime, please stop by Franklin Square Gallery to see everything we have for sale.

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