Calling lovers of chocolate and local events!
“On February’s First Friday Downtown, treat yourself to a progressive dessert tasting and art walk at a dozen Downtown venues. Present your Chocolate Passport at participating galleries and venues to receive gourmet treats, free art experiences and chances to win.
PURCHASE YOUR $10 ETICKET HERE, then redeem at any participating Haute Chocolate Hop location to receive your Chocolate Passport. Get your passport stamped between 5 and 8 p.m. and be entered for a chance to win a $100 Downtown Gift Card, good at more than 100 Downtown businesses. 8 stamps = 1 entry, ALL stamps = two entries!
Proceeds from the 2018 Haute Chocolate Hop benefit Art on the Streets and other cultural programs brought to you by Downtown Ventures, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.
THE 2018 HAUTE CHOCOLATE HOP FEATURES:
RICO’S CAFE AND WINE BAR, offering a delicious square of Belgian Dolfin Chocolat in four decadent flavors and presenting work by local artists throughout the cafe. 322 N. Tejon St.
STORY COFFEE COMPANY, offering aromatic rosemary hot chocolate. 120 E. Bijou St.
COLORADO PHOTOGRAPHY SCHOOL, offering hot chocolate and chocolate treats from a local restaurant and presenting new work by local photographers. 14 E. Bijou St.
BOULDER STREET GALLERY, offering chocolate goodies and presenting new works in watercolor, oil, pastel and acrylic by the 27 Boulder Street Gallery artists. 206 N. Tejon St.
BINGO BURGER, offering a special Haute Chocolate rendition of their signature Boozy Shake. 132 N. Tejon St.
PAINTING WITH A TWIST, offering your choice of two chocolate beers (for visitors 21-plus) and a chocolate and art goody bag. 115 N. Tejon St.
CACAO CHEMISTRY, offering a ganache truffle (milk or dark) and presenting works by artist Carol Darling. 109 N. Tejon St.
THE PERK DOWNTOWN, offering your choice of chocolate coffee shot or brownie bite, and presenting an exhibit of work by local photographer Robin Schneider. 14 S. Tejon St.
PLAZA OF THE ROCKIES, offering an array of chocolate delicacies by Chef Stevie and presenting the work of a local artist yet to be announced. 111 S. Tejon St.
COTTONWOOD CENTER FOR THE ARTS, offering mini chocolate cupcakes from the Cupcake Girls and presenting Color Block: Works inspired by Blinky Palermo. 427 E. Colorado Ave.
KREUSER GALLERY, offering a 2-ounce bag of its signature Colorado Gold (white chocolate and caramel) coffee blend roasted on-site at this gallery-roastery venue, and presenting The Rough, the Wicked and the Wild: New works by Jess Preble. 218 W. Colorado Ave.
THE INDEPENDENCE CENTER, offering decadent treats from Mission Catering Company and presenting works by artists hailing from Cottonwood Center for the Arts. 729 S. Tejon St.
Questions? Email CLAIRE@DOWNTOWNCS.COM or call 886-0088.”