26 N Williams Street Crystal Lake, IL 60014

4th Annual

Empty Bowls Art Auction

Benefiting Pioneer Center for Human Service’s McHenry County PADS Homeless Shelter

Sunday, October 16
Show: 2pm
Join Pioneer Center for Human Services for its 4th Annual Empty Bowls Art Auction to increase awareness of homelessness services in McHenry County in collaboration with the fine arts community.

The 4th Annual
Empty Bowls Art Auction

Benefiting Pioneer Center for human Service’s McHenry County PADS Homeless Shelter
Sunday, October 16th, 2022
2:00-4:00 P.M.

Event tickets are $40 each and can be purchased online at www.pioneercenter.org/events.

Pioneer Center for Human Services announces its 4th Annual Empty Bowls Art Auction! Through this event we hope to increase awareness of homelessness services in McHenry County, collaborate professionally with the fine arts community, and continue the conversations post-event through visual creations on the issue.

Ticket price includes a silent art auction, live jazz music by The Stan Dard Project band, visiting featured artists, a variety of scrumptious hors d’oeuvres, an array of tempting desserts, and a cash bar.

Call For Artists! Pioneer Center is currently seeking 25-30 pieces of art (all media accepted: sculpture, mixed media, painting, photography, etc.). Artists are invited to create a work of art depicting homelessness through themes such as hope, resiliency, support, help, and encouragement. Artists are invited to donate their artwork to Pioneer Center, which will auction it off in an exclusive, one-afternoon-only gallery. A 40% commission on all sold artworks will be offered to participating artists who desire that option.

Artists that participate will be invited to attend and wander the gallery connecting with guests. Artists’ photos, bios, and work will also go up on our website and social media platforms prior to the event. Interested artists should connect with Sue George, Special Events and Volunteer Coordinator at: 815.404.0559 – cell or 815.759.7130 – office. Please reach out with any questions.

Important Dates:
Sept. 16, 2022: All artists submit final artwork concept/s photo and artwork
descriptions, commission forms, artist bios, and artist headshots due to: Sue George –

Sept. 26, 2022: Final artwork due to Pioneer Center – 4031 W. Dayton St. McHenry, IL

Oct 16, 2022: Empty Bowls Art Auction