Chocol’art

Name: Chocol’art

Details: Chocol’art, the children’s Charity Initiative where ‘chocolate meets art for a cause’ is coming back to Beirut for the second year running. Artists, designers, fashionistas, creative souls, photographers, chocolate and sweet stuff brands will be encouraged to gather and participate in a festival of creativity and fun in October 20 2012 in Beirut Souks www.beirutsouks.com.lb. The ticketed event will be held with the support of Solidere to raise funds for the local charity, Brave Heart Fund www.braveheartfund.org.

Brave Heart supports Children that suffer from congenital heart disease.  On in one-hundred children are born each year with congenital heart disease. 70% will not live till their first birthday. In 7 years, Brave Heart has covered the cost of 1,300 lifesaving surgeries to such children. “We are extremely proud to be supporting such a worthy children’s charity in Lebanon for our second Chocol’art event in Beirut” commented Chocol’art founder Mohammed (Mo) Fadlallah.

Following their success last June in Beirut in support of the Children’s Cancer Centre of Lebanon, Chocol’art held its second event in Dubai on Friday 30th of March 2012 in support of the local children’s charity Make-A-Wish UAE, which is a local chapter of the globally recognized Make-A-Wish Foundation. The event was attended by a strong 1,100 guests who were kept entertained by the evenings host and MC Miss Simone Heng from Virgin radio Dubai.

52 artists and designers participated in this event creating very original, unique and limited edition pieces related to the theme of chocolate, art and movies.

The evening was definitely all about chocolate, art, and movies, over 60 exhibits and items were on auction throughout the night from bags, clothing, to hats and paintings. Audrey Hepburn and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory were very popular subject matters for the participating artists. One of the key highlights was a huge chocolate diamond that was created ‘live’ at the event and auctioned at the end of the evening.

“The event was a wonderful mix of talent, creativity and imagination that truly exceeded our expectations” continued Mohammed.

Throughout the whole night there was ‘live art’ and ‘graffiti’ being created all around the beautiful outdoor venue with guests bidding on some of these live art creations.

“Chocol’art at the Movies was definitely an original evening where artists, designers and guests had the opportunity to have fun, bid on items and indulge in chocolate, all in support of a great children’s cause. We at Fishfayce are very proud to be founding sponsors and continue to be supporters of this event” commented Zeina Abdalla (Owner of Fishfayce)

The much anticipated ‘Chocol’art’ event in Beirut will once again feature the magic ingredients of Chocolate, Charity and Creativity with the engagement and support of the local Lebanese community.

The event, sponsored by Solidere, Beirut Souks, PEPSI, The Landmark Group, Patchi, Jammal Trust Bank, Abed Mahfouz, WehbeInsured and Swatch amongst others, will have an interactive and fully immersive experience where exhibitors from the world of fashion, design, photography and art are invited to create spontaneous, unique and original works to exhibit and auction off throughout the evening, taking inspiration from the theme for 2012  ‘Chocol’art at the movies!’

“We are proud and excited to be bringing our original, fun and engaging charity initiative back to Beirut. Chocol’art is a unique concept that we are building as a regional and global initiative. We will create a platform for the community in each host city to embrace and actively support,, and through which to express their creativity within the context of our unique yearly themes,” commented Mohammed.

“Our events are different, fresh and – most importantly – generate awareness of and financial aid for childrens’ causes about which we are passionate” added Ali Hashemi, Chocol’art co-Founder.

Place: The Platform, Beirut Souks

Tel: 01-350 000 EXT 5590

Date: 2 November 2012

Time: 8:00 P.M

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