• Painting by Charlotte Griffin of BWS for 2020 Month of Chocolate

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Art of Chocolate
Saturday, February 20, 2021 
6:00 PM on ZOOM

The Art of Chocolate is LIFEDesigns‘ signature fundraising event and silent auction every year, and takes place during our community wide Month of Chocolate. This year, our event will be on Zoom and show a variety of videos and live entertainment that focuses on LIFEDesigns and the clients we serve.

In order to keep everyone safe, our virtual event gives the opportunity for the community to come together, to learn about LIFEDesigns, and to raise the necessary funds to support our programs.

2021 Month of Chocolate Full Event Schedule 

February 5 – March 28, 2021
Bloomington Watercolor Society
(Gallery Hours) Monday: 9AM – 5PM, Friday: 9AM – 7PM
The BWS theme for this annual show, celebrating the Month of Chocolate, is “We Paint…Carnival!” 

February 13, 2021
WonderLab Museum
6:00 PM
This year the event will be open to adults 18+ and will be held virtually. Join us on Saturday February 13 from 7-9 PM for some delicious science! Learn from scientists and chocolatiers about chocolate, candy making, and all things sweet. Stay warm with some cocoa as you enjoy presentations, hands-on activities, and demonstrations. 
Cost: $20 memebrs, $30 non-members, $10 Access Pass

February 20, 2021
LIFEDesigns, Inc.
6:00 PM
The Art of Chocolate is LIFEDesigns’ signature fundraising event and silent auction every year, and takes place during our community wide Month of Chocolate. Our event will be held on ZOOM and show a variety of videos and live entertainment that focuses on LIFEDesigns and the clients we serve!

February 26, 2021
Down Syndrome Family Connection (DSFC)
6:00 PM
This year’s show will be different since we can’t all be together, but guests can view the show from anywhere, so distant family and friends are invited to attend! More details coming soon.

Month of Chocolate Sponsorship Opportunities

The Month of Chocolate looks a little different this year. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we plan to move all main activities to virtual activities. This will allow our clients, staff, and community to participate in the events safely. We are currently accepting sponsorships at all levels.

Click here to view the 2021 MOC Sponsor Agreement & Benefits Form.

2021 Art of Chocolate Auction Donation Form

If you are interested in any of the sponsorships and wish to be part of our event, please email Stephanie Shelton at sshelton@lifedesignsinc.org. We hope you’ll consider this new adventure with us!

Sponsorship forms must by returned by January 2, 2021. Sponsorship payment requested by February 1, 2021.

2020 Recipe Book
You may order books online by clicking here and pick them up in the office, or pay at the office. Books are $15.00+ donation to LIFEDesigns each. If you will need yours mailed to you, there is an additional $5.00 fee for postage.
Cappuccino Brownies – Cynthia Moriarty
Chocolate Praline Tiramisu_Jessica Weather
Chocolate Praline Tiramisu – Jessica Weathers
Fondant au Chocolat – Mary Coniaris

Month of Chocolate History
Bloomington has been celebrating the Month of Chocolate since 1997, each year and each event unique. Local businesses host chocolate themed events that celebrate a love of chocolate that goes back to ancient times! Each year, there are over 10 events with a different themes. Not only does this festival taste amazing, but it also offers an opportunity to raise funds to support various causes in the community. Don’t forget to get your Chocolate Passport stamped at each event you attend! Bloomington Chocolate Company will award you with a FREE box of Truffles if you turn in your stamped passport at their store in the “Olive Leaf” by College Mall.

Formerly known as Week of Chocolate, this festival has changed quite a bit over the years. Starting as a single event in 1997 and eventually growing to a week long series of events in 2008 when other non-profits were invited to join LIFEDesigns and host their own chocolate themed fundraising events, and again expanding to multiple weeks in 2016 when for profit businesses were invited to host events benefiting a nonprofit. In 2018 restaurants started featuring chocolate desserts or cocktails as a stop on the passport. As we look to the future, we expect to see further growth as more excitement builds for this community wide festival!

Chocolate Passport

3 Stamps = 4 piece box of truffles
5 Stamps = 9 piece box of truffles

Thank You 2021 Month of Chocolate Sponsors!

Chocolate Lover

Bloomington Watercolor Society
Gallery Mortgage Group at the Vault
Bloomington Chocolate Company

Chocolate Fan

Indiana University Credit Union

Chocolate Taster

Cook Group
John Bethell Title Company

Chocolate Partner

First Capital Group, Inc.

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