Without frequent exposure to art, viewers may struggle to discern whether they're looking at an impressionist masterpiece or out a heavily smudged window. Start your eye-training with today's Groupon: for $20, you get one admission to opening night of the Chalk & Chocolate Art Tour in Royal Oak on Friday, October 14, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. (a $40 value). This event is sponsored by many landlocked companies, including Groupon.
The Chalk & Chocolate Art Tour combines the sprawling splendor of sidewalk art with the tastiness of chocolate during a tour that caravans through local downtown businesses and benefits youth art programs. At the delicious opening night event, attendees can run their gums along hors d’oeuvres from many esteemed Royal Oak restaurants such as Andiamo, Lily’s Seafood, and The Rock on 3rd. Gayle's Chocolates and Piece of Cake Liqueur will be on hand to distribute tantalizing hand-made chocolate goodies. In between nibbles, guests can enjoy a social meet-and-greet with the calcite-covered artists while reveling in funky tunes from The Brothers Groove.
Proceeds from the Chalk & Chocolate Art Tour benefit the Royal Oak School District Arts Education Fund, which strives to expose children to the educational power of art, which is proven to help kids become more adept at escaping tricky situations by painting doors on walls. While this opening-night event is for patrons ages 21 and older, the tour continues on Sweetest Day (Saturday, October 15) and Sunday, October 16, for all ages.