Art of Chocolate 2019

Art of Chocolate 2019

About This Event

When: Feb 9, 2019 6:00 pm at the Indiana Memorial Union

The Art of Chocolate might be the only event where you get to see an artist paint a live model 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'd love it if you'd buy one at the event. You can start collecting masks for each year you attend!

The evening will begin with an online auction, hors d'oeuvres by Indiana Memorial Union, live musical entertainment, and of course some of our favorite cocktails. Just when you've worked up an appetite, dinner will be served 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!

All proceeds/profits of this event support LIFEDesigns programs. LIFEDesigns promotes independence for people with disabilities. Our staff provide long term supports to our clients who primarily have some type of developmental or intellectual disability. Our focus is on helping to create opportunities for people to engage socially with their community, find a job in the community, and learn life skills so they can live independently in their own home. Medicaid funding reimburses LIFEDesigns for providing these services so our clients don't have to pay out of pocket. Unfortunately, Medicaid only reimburses about 85% of the true costs of providing the staff supports. This leaves a gap of about $400,000 per year that LIFEDesigns must raise in order to be able to continue providing services. Your donation (and attendance!) helps to cover this gap.

Dessert Chefs:
Sugar & Spice, Bloomington Chocolate Company, Sugar Daddys, Jack's Donuts, Night and Day

Menu:
Appetizers: Artichoke Beignets w/ Remoulade, Veggie Muffaletta, & Pimento Cheese and Benne Seed Crackers
Entree: Smothered Chicken/Portobella Mushroom Roasted Chicken Breast with Pepper and Smoked Mushroom “Gravy” Herbed Basmati Rice and Caramelized Squash

Location / Venue

  • Address:
  • 900 E 7th St
  • Bloomington, IN 47405
  • USA
  • Time:
  • Feb 09, 2019 05:30 pm to
  • Feb 09, 2019 10:30 pm
LIFEDesigns, Inc.

Event to Support LIFEDesigns, Inc.

LIFEDesigns  believes that everyone should be included in their community and everyone has talents and abilities. We exist to provide the support and opportunities that people with disabilities need to achieve their goals. This is reflected in everything we do, from our in home support services, community education, supported employment, to Housing by LIFEDesigns.


Our organization was founded in 1982 by a group of parents who had children with disabilities. They believed that everyone deserved to live a life of purpose, and  there should be a better life for their children than living in an institution. Our values remain focused on community and inclusion. We choose to see the positive attributes that everyone possesses and  define people by their abilities rather than the challenges we all face. We strive to support our customers to find valued social roles, which connects them with their highest purpose—using their strengths for something greater than themselves.

LIFEDesigns along with the Monroe County Parks and Recreation Department and many other partners, built the Accessible Playscape at Karst Farm Park in Bloomington, Indiana. This is a truly unique project in the area, featuring a wheelchair accessible playground with a splash pad, and ramps that lead up to slides. LIFEDesigns is also a housing developer, and has built several projects focusing on Affordable Housing that is both accessible and stylish. Crawford Apartments is permanent supportive housing, a truly unique development providing permanent homes for people who are chronically homeless and have a disability.  Crawford Apartments was recognized with an award from the Lt. Governor of Indiana in 2014 for Community and Economic Development.

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    I'm sorry I can't join this year - am out of town celebrating my birthday with family! Hope you have a great event.
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