CONTACT: Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association

PHONE: 256.350.3500 / 800.648.5381


Art Feeds the Soul

Decatur, Ala. – Nothing warms the heart more than enjoying a bowl of hot soup in a handcrafted, locally-made bowl on a winter day while also raising funds for two good causes. The Winston County Arts Council will host its Empty Bowls dinner Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Double Springs Municipal Building. The event is a fundraiser for the Winston County Arts Council and Main Street Ministries food bank. 

During Empty Bowls, ticketholders will be able to sample approximately 25 different soups, made by students from the culinary department from Wallace State Community College, chefs and local restaurants and members of the community. Ticketholders also leave with a handcrafted and custom-painted bowl provided by the Winston County Arts Council. 

In addition to unlimited bowls of soup, paintings, pottery and other works of art by local artists will be available for purchase.

Tickets are $15 each and may be purchased at the door. Proceeds benefit the Winston County Arts Council and Main Street Ministries food bank. The Double Springs Municipal Building is located at 23415 Highway 195 in Double Springs. For more information, call Winston County Arts Council Board Member J. P. Snoddy at 205-489-6569.

Winston County Arts Council is a non-profit organization with a mission to bring formal art education to all students of Winston County, to make multidisciplinary fine arts more accessible to all citizens of the area and to keep the folk arts of this rural hill country alive through education, presentations and exhibitions. For more information, visit

Main Street Ministries is a 501(c)3 organization working together to provide hunger relief and serving the needs of Winston County families. For more information, visit  

About Alabama Mountain Lakes Tourist Association (AMLA)

AMLA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the promotion and development of the travel industry within the 16 northernmost counties of the state. It is supported by 500-plus members consisting of chambers of commerce, Convention & Visitors Bureaus, attractions, campgrounds, festivals, communities, counties, golf courses, restaurants, tour operators, accommodations, vendors, financial institutions and individuals. Counties included within the AMLA region are Blount, Cherokee, Colbert, Cullman, DeKalb, Etowah, Franklin, Jackson, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Limestone, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Morgan and Winston. Additional information on North Alabama destinations, accommodations and special events is available by calling 800.648.5381 or by visiting Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @VisitNorthAL and like us at