By the Numbers: PenArt’s SOUP!

Ten years ago, Peninsula School of Art hosted its first annual SOUP! event, a community-wide effort bringing local children and adults together to create and decorate bowls to be sold for the benefit of local charities and the art school’s free children’s outreach programs. This year’s SOUP! event, “Cheers to 10 Years,” is scheduled for Feb. 6 from 11 am – 3 pm. In honor of their first big milestone, we take a look at this event’s impact on the community during the past decade.



Total number of bowls made since the event began



Pounds of clay used in 10 years



Number of tumblers made for this year’s “Cheers to 10 Years!” event



Kiln firings to make the bowls



Total hours spent in the kiln



Gallons of clear glaze used



Amount of money raised for Feed My People during the 2007 – 2011 partnership between the art school and organization



Amount of money raised for Habitat for Humanity since the art school partnered with it in 2012



Funds raised for Peninsula School of Art’s children’s outreach programs



Cups of soup donated by area restaurants for the SOUP! event



Number of volunteers who have donated their time and effort since SOUP! began



Number of different soups that have been served



Brownies made and consumed during the SOUP! event



Price of a handmade bowl and its accompanying soup-and-bread buffet



Cost of an artisan-made tumbler for this year’s “Cheers to 10 Years” theme


Source: Cathy Hoke, executive director, Peninsula School of Art

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