Paint a bowl for Scoop Swap

Photo by Leslie Greeneisen
The public is invited to purchase and paint handmade bowls which will be glazed and fired, and returned in time for Scoop Swap Aug. 21.

DEARBORN — The Dearborn Community Arts Council and the Village Potter’s Guild in Plymouth are teaming up to raise funds with the great community arts project, Scoop Swap.

The project began in July at Maker Faire Detroit and continues
Aug. 7, 8 and 21 at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

The public is invited to purchase a one-of-a-kind bowl, handmade by a member of the Potter’s Guild, and paint it with their own artwork designs. Bowls cost $15 for artists ages 10 and under, and $20 for those ages 11 and up. There is no limit to the number of bowls one can paint.

The painting sessions will be held at 6 and 7:15 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 at the Ford Center. The bowls will be glazed and fired, then returned to the Ford Center for the DCAC’s first ever Ice Cream Social Scoop Swap Aug. 21.

The painting sessions will be held at 6 and 7:15 p.m. Aug. 7 and 8 at the Ford Center.

Capacity is limited; registration can be done by calling 313-943-3095 or emailing

At Scoop Swap, artists pick up their bowls and can swap a donation to Meals on Wheels of Dearborn for a scoop of frozen yogurt provided by Yogurtown.

Scoop Swap is free and open to the public; donations are accepted.

“This is a really fun public arts project for aspiring artists of all ages, DCAC Executive Director Ralph Valdez said. “It’s also the perfect creative activity for singles, couples, and families to come together both during the painting sessions and when they pick up their finished bowls.

“It’s also great for the community since proceeds benefit the DCAC and Dearborn’s Meals on Wheels, plus we’ve gotten generous support from Dearborn Federal Savings Bank.”

For more information about painting a bowl for Scoop Swap, go to or call 313-943-4093.