After one year of energetically weaving stars out of gift tie ribbon, old maps, junk mail, gift wrap, old Lotus posters, newspapers and repurposed cloth, Lotus surpassed its goal of 10,000 stars to the One Million Stars to End Violence project. Lotus worked with more than 70 community partners and 4,000 participants at community events […]
Happy Holidays from Lotus! Our office will be closed starting December 23rd, and we’ll reopen in the new year on Tuesday, January 3rd.
There’s still time to make your tax-deductible year-end donation to Lotus! Don’t worry — even though we’re closed, gifts that are postmarked or received by December 31st will be processed as 2016 contributions for […]
Our NAP credits for 2016 are now SOLD OUT.
But…Friends of Lotus donations are always tax-deductible! If you would like to make a contribution that keeps the world coming to our community, please click here to get started.
Lotus is now participating in the popular Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) tax-credit program. Credits are still available! Through NAP, a […]
Thank you for joining with us this year to celebrate the beauty and diversity of the world’s cultures! As you saw firsthand in September and throughout this year, Lotus is deeply committed to bringing people together through music and the arts. Our year-round programming allows Lotus to plant the seeds of beauty, respect, curiosity, and cross-cultural […]
Have you checked out the Festival Mobile Schedule yet? Always current and packed full of info, the Lotus mobile platform is a great tool for planning your Festival experience AND navigating all Festival events when you’re on the go in the streets. Find artist bios and links, performance times, maps for venues and activities, and […]
Nationally recognized Chef David Tallent is helping Lotus blend local food with global flavor for this year’s Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. A nine-time James Beard Award semi-finalist, Tallent is guest curator for the 2016 Lotus Food Truck Village, inviting hand-picked food trucks from Louisville, Indianapolis, and Bloomington to offer festival attendees diverse menu options ranging from Indian cuisine and […]
Tickets are on sale now for the 23rd annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival, September 15-18! Save with advance purchase and weekend-pass options. Click here for full ticketing details, or to make a purchase now.
Don’t miss our newest offering – a Lotus All-Inclusive Package that gives you the entire Festival in one convenient click. This advance […]
It’s here! We’re excited to reveal the 30+ different artists who will take the stage throughout the 23rd annual Lotus World Music & Arts Festival. The majority of our 2016 artists are making their Lotus debut this year, so there will be loads of new music to discover . . . but, of course, we’ve also invited back some […]
Every year, Lotus selects two local artists to bring their creative visions to the Festival experience and create the artwork that will grace t-shirts, posters, and more. Watch for these 2016 designs to make their way into the Lotus landscape over the coming months!
Joe Lee: 2016 Festival T-Shirt and Pin
Renowned cartoonist Joe Lee used Bloomington’s iconic weather-vane […]
Written by Lauren Bryant
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2016, Amy Cornell was learning to weave stars with her 6-year-old daughter at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. The star-folding scene was the official launch of the year-long One Million Stars to End Violence: Lotus International Star-Weaving Project.
Amy and I are long-time participants in Women […]