Art of Chocolate, Benefiting Champions for Children
Art of Chocolate, benefiting Champions for Children of Smith County Feb. 14, 2020 At the Home of Lisa and Michael Lujan 5911 Brixworth Drive Tyler, TX 75703 6:30-9:00pm Guest Artist: The Downtown Painter, John York Tickets: $100 each Open bars and heavy horderves will be served. Consider your 2020 Valentine’s date planned! A date with a purpose: Art of Chocolate allows you to wine and dine your Valentine while supporting a great local cause: Champions of Children of Smith County. Art of Chocolate is a special evening of fun, art, and chocolate. All proceeds benefit Champions for Children. 2020 brings the 4th year of this celebration of all things chocolate and all things art in the same space-the gorgeous home of Lisa and Michael Lujan. Champions for Children helps children birth to 19 years who struggle with ADD/ADHD, autism, developmental delays, depression, self-esteem issues, anxiety, coordination, behavior disorders, and so much more. There is no other organization like Champions for Children in East Texas. Champions prioritizes quality early education programs and early intervention to provide our youngest East Texans with the foundation they need to lead a happy and healthy life. Did you know: 1 in 59 children has a diagnosed Autism Spectrum Disorder 1 in 5 children has aggressive, over-active behaviors 1 in 5 children (ages 2-10) has a mental, behavioral or developmental disorder Suicide rates have doubled for girls and jumped 30% for boys in the past four years Champions believes all children deserve to be happy and healthy, but sometimes happy and healthy is hard! You can be a part of bringing “happy” and “healthy” to the next generation! Guest Artist: When you look at the artwork of John York, you will probably feel right at home as you recognize local sites that are a part of everyday life in Tyler, TX. From businesses on the downtown square to the schools, parks, and homes that make our city, walking through a John York gallery is like taking a stroll through Tyler. See a few examples of his work at https://downtownpainter.com/.