NORMAN, OK –Tickets are on sale now for the 29th Annual Chocolate Festival, Saturday, February 5 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the University of Oklahoma’s Forum Building, located at 1704 Asp Avenue (at Asp and Timberdell).


The Chocolate Festival will be home to a dazzling array of chocolate decadence, as the finest restaurants and chocolatiers in the Norman/OKC area present their chocolate creations.  Also included is a fun day of visual art for the whole family.  All proceeds support the Firehouse Art Center to offer high quality visual arts education, experiences and exhibitions in the Norman community.


Tickets are on sale now, and may be purchased online by visiting  There are two types of tickets available.  The Premiere ticket is for a one-hour session, and includes 15 chocolate samples for $30 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The $20 tickets include 10 samples and will be available for sessions every 30 minutes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Visual art experiences will be available for children.  The Children’s Art Wall provides an opportunity for children to explore their imaginations with acrylic paint. After the Chocolate Festival, the Art Wall panels will be on display in Lions Park for all of Norman to see.  Children will also have an opportunity to sculpt animals with clay and contribute to the Creative Clay Animal Project.  All children are encouraged to participate in these free events; paid admission to the Chocolate Festival is not necessary. Firehouse faculty and University of Oklahoma Fine Art students will assist children with their works.  The Children’s Art Wall and the Creative Clay Animal Project will be available 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


The Firehouse Art Center’s Chocolate Festival was ranked third among food festivals in the United States by the Food Network, has been featured in Southern Living Magazine, and won the 2009 Frontier Country Grand Award for Outstanding Food Festival in Central Oklahoma.


All proceeds of the 29th Annual Firehouse Art Center’s Chocolate Festival will help support visual arts education, exhibits and programs offered by the Firehouse Art Center.


For additional information on the Chocolate Festival, contact Carla Chew at the Firehouse Art Center at 329-4523 or visit


ABOUT THE NORMAN FIREHOUSE ART CENTER – The Norman Firehouse Art Center, Inc. is a non-profit organization that serves Norman and surrounding communities by offering visual art classes for students of all ages, as well as gallery exhibitions of the highest quality.




Jennifer Skinner

Firehouse Art Center

Phone: (405) 329-4523

Fax: (405) 292-9763