How it Works

  • Due to allotted space at the venue, a set number of tickets are available.  Tickets will be sold prior to the event, and attendees are encouraged to secure their admission in this way.  The number of tickets available the day of the event will be solely dependent on the number of tickets distributed through pre-event sales.
  • Tickets will be torn at the door.
  • Soups, breads, drinks and desserts from local restaurants will be available throughout the event. Disposable bowls and utensils will be provided at each booth.
  • Live music will add to the festivities, creating an enjoyable and memorable dining event.
  • Guests will select their favorite bowl from the handmade pottery selection. Your ticket bowls stub MUST be presented in exchange for a bowl. Bowls will be replenished throughout the event, so a great selection will always be available.
  • The selected bowl will be secured in a souvenir goodie bag. Pottery bowls will not be used for tastings.
  • Gallery pieces will be on display and available for purchase.
  • The People’s Choice Award will be awarded for the favorite soup, based on cash donations from event attendees.
  • Following the event proudly display and use the souvenir bowl as a reminder of those who suffer from hunger or struggle to feed their family.

 

Parking

Due to limited parking at the museum, we strongly encourage attendees to park in the eastern-most lot of Sikes Senter Mall (JC Penney side nearest to Maplewood). Trolley services will be continuous from 11:00 AM throughout the event and will provide curbside delivery to the museum's entrance. In complying with this request, we appreciate your respect of traffic and parking needs of businesses who are located adjacent to the museum.

 

Entertainment

Lewis Warren, Jr. is a vibrant, 16-year old pianist. From an early age he was able to connect with people through music. At five, he began composing his own songs. At eight, he was winning top prizes in local, state, and international piano competitions. His unique gift has provided many opportunities to perform on national television. Lewis' accomplishments include an appearance on NBC's hit show American's Got Talent and NASCAR's Samsung 500 where he was invited to perform the National Anthem for 200,000 spectators at the Texas Motor Speedway. Recent awards and accomplishments include:

  • Grand prize winner for the Dallas Symphonic Festival Senior Piano Concerto Division
  • Performed with SMU's Meadows Symphonoy Orchestra
  • National finalist in the 2011 Music Teachers' National Association Junior Division Piano Competition
  • Top prize winner in the 2011 Dallas Symphony Orchestra Lynn Harrell Concerto Competition
  • Featured artist with the Van Cliburn Foundation's Musical Awakenings Program

Lewis currently studies with Dr. Carol Leone, Chair of the Piano Department, SMU Meadows School of the Arts.

Lewis Warren