mulberry bayswater Art of Chocolate A’fair moves to Gilbert
Feb. 2 4, will feature hundreds of chocolates, art and music by Flagstaff’s Mother Road Trio on Saturday, Feb. 3, and Sedona’s Darius Lux on Sunday, Feb. 4.
Of course, it celebrates the romance and decadence of chocolate in its many incarnations. Admission is free.
Toombs Rechlin, who founded the company with Lester Rechlin, visited the Gilbert Heritage District many times and has seen the area grow exponentially. It seemed to be the perfect spot for the Art of Chocolate A’fair.
“We have all the chocolatiers who were with us in Carefree and we’ve added a few more,
” noted Toombs Rechlin, a self professed lover of dark chocolate.
New Mexico’s Elixir Boutique Chocolates was named featured chocolatier this year after receiving rave reviews in 2017. Other participating confectioners include XO Confections, Lilly Lang Treats, Mr. Fudge and San Francisco Chocolate Factory.
Seventy fine arts exhibitors will set up shop at the Art of Chocolate A’fair, including artists who create jewelry, paintings, clothing and wood crafts. The featured artist is Andria Boat of AB Photography.
“Andria is a local artist in Desert Foothills, where I live,” Toombs Rechlin said. “She does beautiful landscape photography,
both framed and unframed.”