Join the Art League of OC on Friday, January 31 form 5 to 8pm to help battle hunger. The two non-profits will host a “Starving Artist” Dinner at the OC Center for the Arts on 94th Street. The dinner includes soup, bread and dessert. There will also be a cash bar and the option to purchase additional soup. Doors will open at 5pm and there will be continuous seating throughout the evening. Cost for the “Starving Artist” Dinner is $20 and advance registration is not required. Proceeds benefit Diakonia and the programs of the ALOC.

Throughout the months of December and January, hundreds of volunteers have been making one of a kind ceramic bowls in the pottery studio at the Center for the Arts. Guests who attend the “Starving Artist” Dinner on January 31st will receive one of these original bowls to take home as a reminder of all the empty bowls in the world. The restaurants donating to the dinner include the Atlantic Hotel, Fresco’s, Pickles Pub, Hooked, Liquid Assets, Bull on the Beach and The Globe. Any local restaurants that would like to donate soup, bread or desserts to this worthy cause please contact Rina Thaler, Executive Director of the OC Center for the Arts at 410-524-9433.

The “Starving Artist” Dinner is part of the “Empty Bowl Project.” A grassroots effort to fight hunger, the “Empty Bowl Project” was created by the Imagine Render Group. It is a unique opportunity to use art in a way that helps the community. Events have taken place all over the United States and a dozen other countries, raising millions of dollars for organizations to help fight hunger.

For more information please call the ALOC at 410-524-9433 or visit