• Painting by Charlotte Griffin of BWS for 2020 Month of Chocolate
  • 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!
  • IMU Chef Ashley Massie's Red Velvet Cake - Art of Chocolate 2016

February 1 – 29, 2020

Interested in participating in Month of Chocolate? Now is your chance! We are currently accepting Sponsors, event hosts and auction items & vendors for the Month of Chocolate festivities. Please download the agreement form(s) below and submit them to Stephanie Shelton at sshelton@lifedesignsinc.org. 

Month of Chocolate Event Host Agreement Form

Month of Chocolate Sponsor Agreement & Benefits 2020

Art of Chocolate 2020 Vendor Agreement  

Art of Chocolate – February 22, 2020

LIFEDesigns presents the annual Art of Chocolate gala on Saturday, February 22, 2020. Join us at The Woolery Mill for a Mardi Gras party like no other! Experience a live band, chocolate dessert tasting, New Orleans creole dinner, art and auction benefiting LIFEDesigns.

Your donations promote independence for people with disabilities. Thank you for supporting LIFEDesigns and we hope to see you there!

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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

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

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

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

Schedule of Events for Month of Chocolate 2020

The Sweet Life
Sunday, February 1, 2020
Osmon Chiropractic Center –  1332 W. Arch Haven Ave., Ste. C, Bloomington, IN 47403
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM
If you’re looking for a day to relax, this event is for you! Join Osmon Chiropractic Center for a women’s day of pampering. Sweets, makeovers, ect.
 
For the Love of Chocolate
Monday, February 13, 2020
Bell Trace Senior Living Center – 800 N. Bell Trace Circle, Bloomington, IN 47408
6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
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. All are welcome, plenty of free parking and easy access.
 
Chocolate Prom
Friday, February 14, 2020
Rhino’s Youth Center – 331 S. Walnut St., Bloomington, IN 47401
7:00 PM – 11:00 PM
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. Free chocolate, including a chocolate fountain, a DJ & photo booth will be provided!
 
After Dark: Chocolate
Saturday, February 15, 2020
WonderLab Museum – 308 W. 4th St., Bloomington, IN 47404
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dive into a decadent evening of pure bliss. This full immersion event will raise your vibrations to a whole new plane. Heading modalities include: Restorative yoga and massage, sound bath mediation and traditional cacao ceremony with lite hors devours. about the history and science behind this delicious treat.
 
Art of Chocolate
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Woolery Mill – 2250 W. Sunstone Dr., Bloomington, IN 47403
6:00 PM
Our signature chocolate tasting gala with a New Orleans’s Mardi Gras theme! Dress up and wear a mask to the event (or pick one to purchase once you arrive)! Decadent desserts from local chefs will be displayed for your tasting pleasure before dinner. Enjoy live music and watch local artist, Kurt Larsen, paint a live model in chocolate during the social hour before dinner.

2019 King of Cakes

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2019 Chocolatier Sponsors

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Lamar

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 2019 Chocolate Lovers

Oliver Winery & Vineyard

2019 Chocolate Fans

Becky Wann RE/MAX Realtor
Bloom Magazine
Bunger & Robertson
Community Ford Lincoln
IU Credit Union
JA Benefits
Limestone Post
The Herald Times
WQRK Super Oldies

2019 Chocolate Tasters

Blue & Company
Cinnaire
Cintas
Cook Medical
Emily Rosolowski
First Insurance Group
Ivy Tech Community College Bloomington
Dr. Sutor
WTTS/WGCL

2019 Chocolate Partners

Enterprise Fleet
Bill C. Brown Associates