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Center Sundays: Rot & Grow

November 7, 2021 @ 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Join us for our monthly Center Sundays activity in November for workshops and discussion centered around food and sustainability! The workshops will be followed by the Empty Bowls event inside of Lan Tuazon’s exhibition, “Future Fossils: SUM.” 

Quilters Guild * Drop In


Create your own textile postcard with the Chicago’s Quilters Guild for this drop in workshop.

Trash into Treasure with Bermet Borubaeva


The issue of trash in our cities or rural areas is both a local and global problem. With imagination and vision, we can rethink what constitutes trash and what can be reused, rebuilt, remade, and recycled. This hands-on and discussion-based workshop develops new ways to reuse various materials from food to containers, to art materials.

Peeling Layers with Erika Dudley


Legend has it that the name, Chicago, is a French translation of an indigenous word for a wild onion that grew easily along the river. Please join us for a tasting and conversation about those who lived here, DuSable, and the city’s motto, “City in a Garden.”

Empty Bowls at Center Sunday 

3-5 pm

Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement started nearly a decade ago by artists and crafts people around the world to care for and feed the hungry in their communities. The Hyde Park Art Center participates for the first time in this global community to bring our ceramic students and GnarWare students together to make bowls in our clay studio, donate their craftwork, and invite the public to share and purchase a ceramic bowl for the cause and eat soup with us! You can purchase a bowl in advance here.
Soups will be made by award winning Detroit-based artist, activist and chef, Ben Hall, who will be serving Maafe (West African Peanut Stew), Thai Corn Chowder, Tomato White Bean aka Italian Pre-Nup, Black Eyed Pea and Collards, Crushed Lentil, Chili — all vegan.
The Empty Bowls event at the Art Center will bring awareness to the immediate needs for food security in the South Side and the proceeds will go towards purchasing Thanksgiving groceries for families in need on the Southside. Stay tuned for more details on our November 21 Free Market.

RSVP for Workshops & Empty Bowls here:


Hyde Park Art Center
5020 South Cornell Avenue, Chicago, IL 60615
Chicago, IL 60615 US
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