The Lotus World Music and Arts Festival is known for its world-class musical performances, but the festival festivities include so much more! Honoring our commitment to creating opportunities that celebrate the diversity of the world’s cultures through music and arts, Lotus provides educational programming that is designed to stretch the imagination and ignite creativity through cultural exploration.

Lotus in the Park will take place on Saturday, September 26 from noon-5:00pm at the Waldron, Hill, and Buskirk Park (also known as Third St. Park, located at 331 S. Washington). The event is free to the public and includes live performances, interactive workshops, hands-on arts and crafts, artisan exhibits, a bicycle parking corral and more.

The Main Stage will feature a performance and workshop with the Martha Redbone Roots Project (U.S.), as well as a lively performance from Trio Brasileiro (Brazil). Attendees can also participate in various workshops at the IU Global Education Pavilion, including song-writing with the Lotus Dickey Song Workshop and polyphonic song and folk dance with Republic of Georgia artist, Zedashe. The Open-Air Pavilion will feature hands-on experience with artists from Traditional Arts Indiana and include demonstrations of limestone and wood carving, basket making, and icon painting.

There’s a whole word to explore right here in Bloomington!

For more information about festival events and artists, click here.