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LAArtParty is an arts and entertainment website. Established in 2010, it is an online go-to guide for what's happening in and beyond the LA area - this includes dining, travel and more.

Founded by journalist, and "Blues Mama" Kathy Leonardo (a longtime performer), the campy site has an unusual slant which will keep you entertained. Leonardo has been writing for the past 15 years about various subjects for the Huffington Post, THRIVE GLOBAL, LA Weekly, etc.

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February 17 - 18, 2017: The Chocolate and Art Show

Indulge yourself in some of LA's finest up-and-coming fine, contemporary and street artists, photographers and artisans! There is something for everybody including live body painting, live music, face-painting, culinary cuisine, artisan vendors and free chocolate!

The Chocolate and Art Show contribute to positive social change by building a network of artists of all mediums, collectors and artist enthusiasts to come together for two nights to celebrate the arts and support local business and local arts.

Through "ART" our community of artists will come together with Chocolate and Art to raise awareness and support for Artist for Trauma a charity that nurtures and empowers the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various creative disciplines.

Chocolate and Art has partnered up with Artists for Trauma to create a spectacular two night event so that they are able to continue their work.

Artists for Trauma ( AFT) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of both civilian and military trauma survivors by pairing recovering patients with established artists from various creative disciplines. In their signature aim to expedite the quality of the long-term recovery process for the significantly altered trauma survivor; they provide and facilitate FUN, adaptive, artistic platforms designed to provide free of charge, evidence-based, interactive, healing programs. AFT partners with local to international non- profits, trauma hospitals, businesses, post-acute rehabilitation facilities, military resource organizations, community based trauma support centers and support groups, individual trauma survivors, and local to internationally established artists to best provide AFT's adaptive, empowering and creative, healing environments. http://www.artistsfortrauma.org/

Come join us as the two night event will have an incredible lineup of gifted artists and artesians in multiple genres, who are giving back to the community through their art and creative talent. The show has a piece of art to resonate with everyone who enters the event. Outside we will have 5 amazing bands playing through out each night! And for those foodies out there, experience the delicious culinary cuisines by Little Lily's Kitchen, while inside mixology bartenders will keep you guessing ingredients all night long. While Guest Dj's are DJ CHRIS JON, and DJ MATEO drop huge beats for the LA scene.

CLICK HERE to purchase tickets - $15. The event will benefit Artists for Trauma.

What: Chocolate and Art Show
Where: The Vortex, 2341 E Olympic Blvd., Los Angeles, 90022
When: February 17th- 18th, Friday 17th, Opening Night 7 PM-2 AM and Saturday 19th, Reception to meet the Artists 7PM-2 AM
Website: http://chocolateandartshow.com/