• Painting by Charlotte Griffin of BWS for 2020 Month of Chocolate
  • Click here to purchase tickets!
  • Look forward to decadent treats, like these from Peacetree Mountain Truffles, at Month of Chocolate events!
  • The Art of Chocolate 2020 is a Masquerade Party! Come prepared to wear a mask!

February 1 – 29, 2020

Schedule of Events for Month of Chocolate 2020

The Sweet LifeFebruary 1, 2020
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Osmon Chiropractic Center – 1332 W. Arch Haven Ave., Ste. C, Bloomington, IN 47403
Need a day to relax? Join us for a women’s day of pampering! From indulging in sweets to makeovers and more, you won’t want to miss this event!

 

5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Vault at Gallery Mortgage – 121 E. 6th St., Bloomington, IN 47401
This is a free event! Enjoy the sweet life at the annual Month of Chocolate exhibit of art from the Bloomington Water Color Society (BWS). All sales benefit LIFEDesigns and the artists.

 

Rock N Roll Dance Party – February 8, 2020
6:30 PM
Mike’s Dance Barn – 2277 St. Route 46, Nashville, IN 47448
Come out and enjoy live music from the band “Don’t Call Me Betty”! Doors open at 6:30 PM and the band will start at 7:00 PM. The event is FREE, but a $5 donation to LIFEDesigns will be welcomed at the door. Attendees can pay $10 for a BBQ buffet dinner.

 

6:30 PM – 7:30 PM 
Bell Trace Senior Living Center – 800 N. Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN 47408
Join us for the 4th Annual Month of Chocolate event! Enjoy delicious home-made chocolate treats, wine tasting with Chateau Winery, hot chocolate bar, music & entertainment.

 

Chocolate PromFebruary 14, 2020
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Rhino’s Youth Center – 331 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401
Rhino’s annual chocolate prom…a prom for everyone! Located this year at Harmony School, this event is attended by a large group of people from around Bloomington and the surrounding areas. 

 

Cocoa Bliss Immersion February 14, 2020
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Ekah Yoga Studio – 615 N. Fairview St., Bloomington, IN 47403
Dive into a decadent evening of pure bliss. Healing modalities include: restorative yoga & massage, sound bath meditation, and traditional cacao ceremony with lite hors devours.

 

After Dark: Chocolate February 15, 2020
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
WonderLab Museum – 308 W. 4th St., Bloomington, IN 47404 
This 21+ event will feature local food, drinks, and lots of delicious chocolate! Enjoy chocolate as you explore the museum and learn about the history and science of this delicious treat.

 

Chocolate BingoFebruary 17, 2020
2020, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Bloomington Moose Lodge – 840 S. Cory Ln., Bloomington, IN 47403
Come to enjoy this special night of bingo, with a Chocolate twist! Each winning bingo awards chocolate, as well as a cash prize! Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase.

 

Art of Chocolate February 22, 2020
2020, 6:00 PM
Woolery Mill – 2250 W. Sunstone Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403
Our signature chocolate tasting gala with a New Orleans’s Mardi Gras theme! Decadent desserts from local chefs will be displayed for your tasting pleasure before a delicious dinner.  Click here to purchase tickets. 

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2020 Recipe Book
We’re excited to announce our partnership with the Bloomington Watercolor Society (BWS) to produce the Chocolate Recipe Book. It will feature recipes from local chefs, paintings of the recipes from BWS members, and some LIFEDesigns clients. The paintings will be displayed in the 2020 We Paint…The Sweet Life gallery display at The Vault at Gallery Mortgage on 6th street in downtown Bloomington. Books will be sold at each of the Month of Chocolate events for $15.00, and can be pre-ordered (see link to form below). Here’s a little taste of what will be in the recipe book!

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Cappuccino Brownies – Cynthia Moriarty
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Chocolate Praline Tiramisu – Jessica Weathers
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Fondant au Chocolat – Mary Coniaris

Reserve your 2020 chocolate recipe book or Month of Chocolate t-shirt!

2020 T-Shirt Design Contest

Announcing the winner of the 2020 T-shirt Design Contest: Jo Weddle of the Bloomington Watercolor Society is the winning artist this year! The photo below will be used to create our 2020 Month of Chocolate t-shirts. The t-shirts will be purple with white printing, and will feature our Chocolate Lover, Chocolatier, and King of Cakes sponsor logos on the back. T-shirts can be pre-ordered for $15.00 each or purchased at Month of Chocolate events.

MOC T-Shirt Front

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

2020 King of Cakes

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2020 Chocolatier Sponsors

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2020 Chocolate Lovers

2020 Chocolate Fans

Bunger & Robertson
IU Credit Union
Spirit 95/K101/WCLS

2020 Chocolate Tasters

2020Chocolate Partners