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.


The Week of Chocolate, a community-wide festival, is hosted by LIFEDesigns. It has been in existence for over 17 years. 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. Although the 2017 schedule is not yet posted, many of these exciting events will be returning again in 2017, with a few brand new additions!

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

2016 Week of Chocolate Events Schedule

Art of Chocolate Gallery Opening at The Vault
February 5, 2016 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
In conjunction with Bloomington’s First Friday Gallery Walk – Benefits LIFEDesigns

The Sweet Life! A Decadent Beauty and Wellness Event
February 6, 2016 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
Register to Attend – Benefits LIFEDesigns

Chocolate Bingo
February 8, 2016 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Win cash and chocolate! – Benefits LIFEDesigns

Hair of the Dog with Cardinal Spirits
February 8, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Mix and enjoy the finer spirits! – Benefits Monroe County Humane Association

Crazy for Chocolate
February 10, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A special cooking class by the Bloomington Cooking School. – Benefits LIFEDesigns

Artful Living at Bell Trace
February 11, 2016 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
A social event with eats and treats hosted at Bell Trace. – Benefits LIFEDesigns

Date Night Chocolate Making Class
February 12, 2016 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Special chocolate dessert making class for the whole family! – Benefits Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard

The Art of Chocolate
February 13, 2016 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
A unique art experience, chocolate and wine tasting, followed by dinner. – LIFEDesigns signature event.

Chocolate Prom
February 13, 2016 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A special prom for everyone! – Benefits Rhino’s Youth Center

Music & Chocolate Trivia Night
February 14, 2016 3:00 pm – Closing
Chocolate trivia followed by live music and chocolate treats! – Benefits LIFEDesigns

Mira Mash
February 15, 2016 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Style, wellness, local artisans, chocolate and more! – Benefits LIFEDesigns

Sweet Treats Bake Sale
February 17, 2016 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Centerstone staff and clients produce baked goods in support of Project: Home & Heart

Earn Your Chocolate Workout
February 20, 2016 9:00 am
Force Fitness and Performance hosts a chocolate themed bootcamp workout. – Benefits LIFEDesigns

Death and Decadence – A Chocolate Murder Mystery
February 22, 2016 6:30 pm
An interactive murder mystery where you assume the identity of a custom character and help your team solve the crime. – Benefits LIFEDesigns

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

2016 Chocolatier Sponsors

FinePrint Logo BWS Logo

The Vault Logo





 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
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

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

Want to become a sponsor? See the benefits and agreement.