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: 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: The Vault at Gallery Mortgage
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
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
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: TBD
Location: The Bloomington Moose Lodge, 1081 S. Cory Ln., Bloomington
Tickets: Bingo Packages starting at $20.00
Hosted by: The Bloomington Moose Lodge & LIFEDesigns

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. 10, 2017 – Art of Chocolate 

Time: 5:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Location: Indiana Memorial Union Alumni Hall & Solarium
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. 18, 2017 – WonderLab After Dark: Chocolate! 

Time: 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: WonderLab Museum
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.

Week of Chocolate wouldn’t be possible without our Corporate Partners.

2016 Chocolatier Sponsors

FinePrint Logo BWS Logo

The Vault Logo

 


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 2016 Chocolate Lovers

American Legion, Burton Woolery, Post 18
Bloom Magazine
Bloomington Ford
Bunger & Robertson
Curry Auto Center
Cynthia Moriarty Event & Boutique Catering
Everywhere Signs
Herald Times
Old National Bank
One World Catering & Events
Peacetree Mountain Truffles/Olive Leaf
Spirit 95/My Joy/WCLS

2015 Chocolate Fans

Blue & Company
Ashley Weddings
Blue & Company
Cook
Precision Eye Care
First Capital Group
First Insurance Group
IU Credit Union
JA Benefits, LLC
John Bethell Title Co.
Markey’s Rental & Staging
Milestone Ventures
Smithville Fiber
STIR-Mobile Coffee
The Venue Fine Arts and Gifts
United Country Coffey Realty & Auction
WBWB
WGCL

Interested in hosting an event in 2017? Complete the application.

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