Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta

For two decades, the Annual Chili Bowl Fiesta has been a favorite for both the Hudson Valley and WSW. This afternoon of handmade art, delicious local cuisine, and community takes place on the last Saturday of February.

More than 20 local restaurants and chefs donate 50+ gallons of chili, satisfying meat-lovers, vegans, and vegetarians alike. Guests can also buy a paper bowl, and bottomless bellies can purchase additional servings.

Nearly 1,000 handmade bowls, mugs, and tumblers are created throughout the year by staff, interns, resident artists, students, and local potters. Because so many hands contribute to this process, each vessel is one-of-a-kind, and widely varied in shape, size, color, surface design, and, of course, price-point. Guests always have a blast looking for the perfect pieces while listening to live, local music.

Ceramics Studio Manager Ruth McKinney Burket says that ultimately, “This project is about way more than just making a whole bunch of bowls and making money. It’s about bringing people together. I think that’s a part of who we are as Women’s Studio Workshop, as a community.”


WSW extends a huge thank you to all of our 2018 chili and cornbread donors:

The 1850 HouseThe Alternative BakerThe AnchorBacchus RestaurantThe BakeryBlue Mountain Bistro-to-GoBoitson’s RestaurantBridge Creek CateringCafé MioDavenport FarmsThe Egg’s NestEmmanuel’s MarketplaceHashThe Gilded OtterHigh Falls Food Co-opKarma RoadThe KitchenetteMain Course CateringMain Street BistroMcGillicuddy’s RestaurantMexican KitchenMohonk Mountain HouseMother Earth’s StorehouseMountain BrauhausOle SavannahP&G’s RestaurantRed Brick TavernThe RoostThe Rosendale CaféStone Soup Food Co.Village Tearoom