Week of Chocolate

  • Chocolate cupcake display by Rainbow Bakery at the Art of Chocolate 2015.
  • Chocolate martinis being poured by a bartender from Malibu Grill at the Art of Chocolate 2015.
  • Chocolate covered bacon with sprinkles on display by Quaff On! at the Art of Chocolate 2015.
  • Chocolate truffles beautifully designed and brightly colored on display by Bloomington's Cooking School at the Art of Chocolate 2015.

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The Week of Chocolate, a community-wide festival, is hosted by LIFEDesigns. This year (2017) will celebrate the 20th Anniversary of LIFEDesigns holding Week of Chocolate events! The Week of Chocolate was created to give local nonprofit organizations an opportunity to raise money and awareness for their causes. 2016 events supported these causes in Monroe County and surrounding areas: disability, mental illness, homelessness, hunger, poverty, and animals. Find us on social media #weekofchocolate.

Week of Chocolate 2017 dates: February 3-19th, 2017

Feb. 3, 2017 – We Paint Mardi Gras! 

Time: 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Vault at Gallery Mortgage, 121 E 6th St #1, Bloomington, IN 47408
Tickets: Free
Hosted by: LIFEDesigns, The Vault at Gallery Mortgage, & The Bloomington Watercolor Society

Sticking with the theme of the Art of Chocolate “Mardi Gras”, The Bloomington Watercolor Society will be painting Mardi Gras inspired pieces. The Vault at Gallery Mortgage has generously partnered with Bloomington Watercolor Society and LIFEDesigns to host the gallery display for the months of February and March 2017. Some of the art will be featured at LIFEDesigns Art of Chocolate event, and all is welcome to be purchased. Any art purchased through the gallery or the Art of Chocolate event will benefit both the artist and LIFEDesigns. Come have fun with us and see what these talented artists have enjoyed creating over the past couple of months!

Feb. 4, 2017 – The Sweet Life

Time: 11:00 am
Location: Osmon Chiropractic Center, 1332 W Arch Haven Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403
Tickets: Free
Hosted by: Osmon Chiropractic Center (Benefits: LIFEDesigns)

The Sweet Life is a fabulous women’s day out full body experience! Join Osmon Chiropractic Center as they reward the women who attend with chair massages, health screenings, hand treatments and acupuncture. Of course it wouldn’t be a Week of Chocolate event without some tasty treats and refreshments! Come join the fun, and treat yourself at this wonderful pampering event.

Feb. 4, 2017 – Yoga & Chocolate 

Time: 10:00 am
Location: Vibe Yoga Studio, 1705 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404
Tickets: $30
Hosted by: Vibe Yoga
Benefits: LIFEDesigns

An experience to savor, this class will combine two things that bring joy to life…Yoga and Chocolate! All levels are welcome!

Feb. 6, 2017 – Chocolate Bingo 

Time: 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Location: The Bloomington Moose Lodge, 1081 S. Cory Ln., Bloomington
Tickets: Bingo Packages starting at $20.00
Hosted by: The Bloomington Moose Lodge & LIFEDesigns

Come join us at the Bloomington Moose Lodge for a special night of bingo, with a chocolate theme! With each winning bingo, the lucky players will be rewarded with cash and a delicious chocolate treat. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase. Invite friends, family, and co-workers to experience Moose hospitality! (Moose Bingo is ALWAYS open to the public! No need to be a member!)

Feb. 8, 2017 – Nickel & Nickel Wine Dinner

Time: 6:30 pm
Location: Truffles Restaurant – 1131 S. College Mall Rd., Bloomington, IN 47401
Tickets:
Hosted by: Truffles Restaurant
Benefits: LIFEDesigns

Enjoy an exquisite 5 course meal with 5 or more wine pairings by Nickel & Nickel Napa Valley Winery. Wine will be presented by a representative of Nickel & Nickel. Chef Matt Smith will prepare a chocolate inspired meal. If guests mention the “Week of Chocolate” during their dinner, Truffles will donate a portion of their ticket to LIFEDesigns.

Feb. 10, 2017 – Art of Chocolate 

Time: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall & Solarium, 900 E. 7th St., Bloomington
Tickets: $75/ticket or $500/table of 8 (Early Bird discount available while it lasts!) – Purchase Online (21+ Event)
Hosted by: LIFEDesigns & The Bloomington Moose Lodge

In honor of our 20th Anniversary of The Week of Chocolate, we’ll be bringing back the Chocolate Painted People! (Actual live models painted in chocolate!) Throughout the evening, a Mardi Gras theme will be featured in the art, food, music, and auction items! Wearing masks is encouraged! In fact, we’ll provide you with a great selection of masks if you don’t have one already. The evening will begin with an online auction, hors d’oeuvres by Indiana Memorial Union, local musical entertainment, and of course some of our favorite cocktails. Just when you’ve worked up an appetite, dinner will be presented by IMU’s head chef, and feature a live auction. Make sure you save some room for dessert, because you’ll finish the evening sampling a wide array of the most exciting chocolate desserts local chefs have to offer! We don’t want to spoil all the surprises, but be assured, you’ll get your fill of chocolate, and have an absolutely decadent evening!

Feb. 11, 2017 – Chocolate Prom 

Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Rhino’s Youth Center – 331 S Walnut St., Bloomington
Tickets: $10/person or $15/couple
Hosted by: Rhino’s Youth Center & Harmony School

This will be the 9th Annual Chocolate Prom! This dance welcomes everyone (of ALL ages!). People come from Bloomington and surrounding areas for our celebration. Rhino’s partners with Harmony School to host the event, as well as the Roller Derby girls, who provide a chocolate fondue fountain! This year they’re excited to welcome a DJ and host a fun photo station!

Feb. 14, 2017 – The Rythmn of Love

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: Bell Trace Senior Living Center – 800 N. Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN 47408
Tickets: $10.00 Donation (for public guests) or $5 Donation for Bell Trace Residents
Hosted by: Bell Trace
Benefits: LIFEDesigns

“The Rythmn of Love” is a community event featuring local wine and chocolate tastings, along with music and poetry with some of Bloomington’s favorite lyricists. Local artists’ works will be available for sale, with proceeds going to LIFEDesigns. Join this fun and lively event for a taste of Bloomington’s art and food culture!

Feb. 18, 2017 – WonderLab After Dark: Chocolate! 

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: WonderLab Museum, 308 W 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47404
Tickets: $15/member or $18/non-member (21+ event)
Hosted by: WonderLab Museum

WonderLab is open after-dark for a unique adults-only night of fun, local food, local brews and more!  Explore the decadent world of chocolate like never before!  Learn the science behind chocolate’s mysterious allure, investigate its chemical properties, sample an array of chocolate varieties and create your own mouth-watering chocolate delicacies.

Feb. 18, 2017 – Blue Hugh and the Quarry Dogs

Time: 8:00 pm
Location: Player’s Pub, 424 S Walnut St, Bloomington, IN 47401
Tickets: Free (Donations accepted in lieu of a cover charge)
Hosted by: Player’s Pub
Benefits: LIFEDesigns

Blue Hugh and the Quarry Dogs is a good time rock and roll band with an urban vibe. Born and raised in and around Chicago, “Blue Hugh” Kremer soaked up the music of the city before bringing a little bit with him to Bloomington to form Blue Hugh and the Colourtones back in the 20th century. His new band, the Quarry Dogs, is a tight, punchy five-piece group of top notch musicians. For more info, visit the Player’s Pub Event!

Week of Chocolate wouldn’t be possible without our Corporate Partners. And a very special thanks to our King of Cakes Sponsor, The Bloomington Moose Lodge! Please help us thank them by liking their Facebook page!

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2017 Chocolatier Sponsors

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 2017 Chocolate Lovers

Bloomington Ford
Bunger & Robertson
Herald Times
Old National Bank
O’Neill Research
Peacetree Mountain Truffles/Olive Leaf
Spirit 95/My Joy/WCLS
WQRK Super Oldies

2017 Chocolate Fans

American Legion, Burton Woolery, Post 18
Becky Wann RE/MAX Realtor
Blue & Company
Cintas
Cook Medical
Curry Auto Center
Eldercare Connections
Emily Rosolowski
First Capital Group
First Insurance Group
IU Credit Union
JA Benefits, LLC
John Bethell Title Co.
Markey’s Rental & Staging
Milestone Ventures
Precision Eye Care
Smithville
STIR-Mobile Coffee
The Venue Fine Arts and Gifts
WBWB/Hoosier Country
WGCL/WTTS

2017 Chocolate Friends

Bill C. Brown & Associates