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Art & Chocolate Fundraising Event
February 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm| Free
Chokola Bean to Bar is hosting a gathering to benefit The PASEO outdoor art festival. Juan Largo Lane, just off Taos Plaza. will be lit up with a video of The PASEO 2016 festival. Inside, Chokola Bean to Bar will be serving hot chocolate and selling limited edition artist-signed bars. The event timing is meant to provide a perfect Valentine gift for sweethearts who love both handcrafted chocolate and participatory art.
Limited editions of small-batch chocolate bars with signed art packaging by Larry Bell, Matt Thomas and Erin Currier will number just 50 bars by each artist and will be priced at $30 per bar. An added benefit to buyers is the chance to find one of three Golden Tickets inside their chocolate bar, entitling the owner a gift certificate to Parcht Wine Bar, Love Apple restaurant, or a one-night stay at Casa Gallina Artisans Inn. All profits go towards the production of PASEO 2017, scheduled for September 22nd and 23rd.
Chokola is not new to supporting the arts of Taos. To celebrate her artisan chocolate, Debi Vincent, master chocolatier and art historian, asked local artists to provide their artwork for the company’s incredible array of bean to bar chocolate bars. Larry Bell, who lives and works in Taos, has works in museums and collections all over the world. Erin Currier got her start at the legendary Parks Gallery in Taos over a decade ago, and now shows in Santa Fe and other galleries and venues around the world. J. Matthew Thomas, 2015’s Taos Fall Arts Visionary Artist Award Winner, and co-director of The Paseo Project, currently shows at 203 Fine Art in Taos. These artists offered their work at no charge and are excited about supporting both local artisan-made chocolate and the community art events made possible through The PASEO Project.