The Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar is a free multicultural arts and education event for kids and families. Volunteers from the Bloomington community (and around the world) present arts, music, language, and international crafts that let kids get their hands on the world with more than 30 vibrant, high-energy activity stations.  Grab your passport at the door, and go! Visit our Facebook photo albums for snapshots of Bazaar fun.

Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar: March 31 – April 1, 2017

The Friday edition of the Bazaar is open only to area 4th-graders, but Saturday’s Family Day is free to the public.  If you are interested in having your school participate in Friday’s students-only Bazaar (offered free to schools), contact Outreach Director Loraine Martin at 812-336-6599, or loraine {at} lotusfest {dot} org.

Created in 1996 with the help of area teachers, the Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar has become a tradition in Monroe County schools — public, private, and charter — as well as in our community.  Special thanks to Binford Elementary School staff and teachers for hosting the Bazaar since 2002.

2017 Bazaar planning committee: Loraine Martin (chair), Sean Benolken, Nancy Boatner, Patty Callison, Sarah Hatcher, LuAnne Holladay, Deborah Hutton, Alyssa Joyal, Tamara Loewenthal, Laura Plummer, Genevieve Pritchard, Jeremy Reed, and Emily Stern.

2017 FAMILY DAY PERFORMANCE CORNER SCHEDULE:

11:00-11:20am – Nihon Minyo  Japanese Folk Song

11:35-11:45am – Ritmos Latinos Indiana  Salsa Dancing

12-12:20pm – Tomás Lozano  Hurdy Gurdy Performance

12:35-12:55pm – Maxi Larrea & Jennie Gubner  Tango Music Performance

1:10-1:30pm – Fiddle ‘n’ Feet & the Foot Squad  Clogging & Percussive Dance

1:45-2:05pm – Seydou Kone  African Drumming from Mali

2:20-2:40pm – Patty Callison  Folktale Storytelling

2:45-3:00pm – Bloomington Pipers’ Society  Scottish Bagpipes Traditional Performance

 

2017 BAZAAR PRESENTERS INCLUDE:

All About Bellydance
Binford Ambassadors
Binford Elementary School
Bloomingfoods
Bloomington Community Orchard
Bloomington High School North Japan Club
Bloomington High School North Spanish Honors Society
Bloomington Pipers’ Society
City of Bloomington – Latino Outreach
Giving Back to Africa Student Association
Glenn A. Black Laboratory of Archaeology
Fiber Artisans
Fiddle ‘n’ Feet & the Foot Squad
First Book of Monroe County
Harpa Hungarica
Indiana Limestone Symposium
Jitka Horne
IU African Studies
IU Arabic Flagship Program
IU Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies
IU Center for the Study of Global Change
IU Center for the Study of the Middle East
IU Chinese Calligraphy Club
IU Chinese Flagship Program
IU Department of Speech and Hearing SciencesIU East Asian Studies Center
IU Eskenazi Museum of Art
IU Ethnomusicology Student Association
IU First Nations Education and Cultural Center
IU Folklore Student Association
IU Germanic Studies Department
IU Inner Asian & Uralic National Resource Center
IU Institute for European Studies
IU International Outreach Council
IU Russian & East European Institute
IU School of Education
IU Slam Camp
IU Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies
IU Turkish Flagship Program
LuAnne Holladay
Mathers Museum of World Cultures
Maxi Larrea & Jennie Gubner, Artists
Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
Monroe County Public Library
Nihon Minyo
Patty Callison
Playground Productions
Ritmos Latinos Indiana
Seydou Kone
Sue Westhues
Tibetan Mongolian Buddhist Cultural Center
T.C. Steele State Historic Site
Tomás Lozano
Ukrainian Cultural Association of Central Indiana
The Writers Guild at Bloomington

Lotus sincerely apologizes for any inadvertent errors or omissions.