Lotus Blossoms is the premier youth-focused arts education outreach program of the Lotus Education & Arts Foundation. The 2017 Lotus Blossoms line-up includes artists representing Iraq, China, Mexico, Uganda, and North American/Celtic traditions.

Interested in bringing an artist to your school?  Click here to get started!  Don’t miss public performances with Lotus Blossoms artists throughout March and April — see below or our Upcoming Events page for details.

2017 Featured Lotus Blossoms Artists

Rahim AlHaj (Iraq)
– Lotus Blossoms Residency:  March 20-22, 2017 (click for info about scheduling a school program)
– Free Public Performance: “Rahim AlHaj“, Tuesday, March 21, Meadowood Retirement Community
– Free Public Performance: “Rahim AlHaj“, Wednesday, March 22, IU Archives of Traditional Music

Wu Man (China)
– Lotus Blossoms Residency:  March 27-31, 2017; school engagements March 27-28 only (click for info about scheduling a school program)
– Public Concert:  Wu Man with the Vera Quartet and IU New Music Ensemble, Friday, March 31, Buskirk-Chumley Theater (FREE)

Sones de México Ensemble (Mexico)
– Lotus Blossoms Residency:  April 5-7, 2017 (click for info about scheduling a school program)
– Free Public Presentation: “Beyond the Music: A Musical Geography of Mexico“, Wednesday, April 5, Mathers Museum

Samite (Uganda)
– Lotus Blossoms Residency:  April 12-14, 2017 (click for info about scheduling a school program)
– Free Public Presentation: “Samite“, Wednesday, April 12, Monroe County Public Library
– Free Public Presentation: “Samite“, Friday, April 14, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis

Fiddle ‘n’ Feet (North American/Celtic)

-Free Public Presentation: “Fiddle ‘n’ Feet“, Tuesday, April 18, Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Hospital, Indianapolis

22nd annual Lotus Blossoms World Bazaar
School Day:  Friday, March 31, 2017 (featuring Fiddle ‘n’ Feet; click for info about bringing your 4th grade class)
Family Day:  Saturday, April 1, Binford Elementary School Gymnasium (FREE)

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Lotus Blossoms depends on the generous support of business sponsors and Friends of Lotus donors!

We need your help to make 2017 Lotus Blossoms Educational Outreach programming successful and impactful for as many young people as possible.

Click here to learn more about business sponsorship opportunities or tax-deductible donations that help bring the world to our schools.